Monthly Archives: October 2010

Southwest Media Day: Wifi Pricing, Newark, Volaris, AirTran and More

Good morning from the big D (that’s Dallas, ya’ll). I spent yesterday with the good people of Southwest at their sometimes-annual Media Day. There were a few announcements, but instead of diving into everything, I thought I’d just do an overview today. Look for more next week.

Bag Cop Academy

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Don’t Expect to See 787s in Delta Colors Anytime Soon

Though Delta has never ordered the Boeing 787 itself, it did inherit 18 firm orders for 787s when it merged with Northwest. There had been Delta 787a lot of speculation about what would happen to those airplanes post-merger, and now we have some resolution. Delta and Boeing have agreed to delay …

The Power Outlet Problem

When you read the subject line, you probably thought I was talking about the problem of airlines not bothering to put power outlets onboard in this age of electronic dependence. That is a huge problem, but Virgin America Outlet AdTweakedit’s not the one I’m talking about today. Apparently, some laptops are causing onboard …

Indianapolis Airport Gets Aggressive at Lowering Airline Costs

Regular Cranky readers know that Indianapolis is an airport that matters to me a lot. Since that’s where my in-laws live, I go out at least a couple times a year, so I pay close attention to what happens there. Indianapolis has also been a poster-child for overspending. The new …

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