The year is almost done, and you know what that means. It’s time to review the airlines we’ve lost in 2010. The good news? We had fewer airlines disappear this year than last and many of them were piddly little guys that I won’t even bother discussing here. (Strategic France, … Read the post
It’s a light week, so how about another trip report? We used 25,000 miles to get home using a one way saver awards on United in First Class, the weather was good and I expected it to be routine . . . until our flight home from Chicago was upgraded … Read the post
The contrast between the holiday trek to Indiana this year versus last year couldn’t be greater. Last year we took a redeye out that was severely delayed. This year we took a morning flight that wasn’t. The biggest problem was a grumpy crew on the first flight and a broken … Read the post
Turkish Airlines Sponsorship Gets Kobe Bryant in Trouble – BNET Headwinds
Kobe is a global ambassador for Turkish Airlines now, but the Armenian community is up in arms.
United Airlines Examining How Wireless Internet Fits Into Its Future – BNET Headwinds
United has put satellite-based … Read the post
Let’s face it. The holidays are here and the number of out of office replies I’m seeing keep rising. So let’s finish out this week with something light. How about some airplane porn?
United is an airline that has had some of the best, historical … Read the post
I know, I know. It’s yet another onboard wifi story, right? Lufthansa has started putting internet on its airplanes and expects to have it on its whole long haul flight by the end of 2011. So why is this interesting? A couple of reasons, actually. I do find it really … Read the post
Every time I talk security here, there are always a few comments asking to focus on a better solution instead of just criticizing what we have. We’ve batted around ideas before in comments, but now we actually have a concrete proposal from none other than the International Air Transport Association … Read the post
Congress Might Finally Break the FAA Funding Logjam… Maybe – BNET Headwinds
Now that Rep Oberstar is gone, the FAA reauthorization might eventually go through, maybe.
Sun Country is heading to Washington/National airport with flights from . . . Lansing? Yep, Lansing. It won the fight for slots at National against other more established airlines. These slots were being used by Frontier to fly to Kansas City, so now the number of flights on that route … Read the post
For those who have tried to book a flight on Delta in the last week, you’ve probably noticed that the layout of the booking process has changed. Delta is now showing amenities by flight all in the booking path. That’s a huge improvement and means you don’t have to hunt … Read the post
As we all know by now, this past weekend was a mess for air travel as much of the country was buried under snow and high winds. It was a busy day for us at Cranky Concierge as well. We were following four clients and three of them had flights … Read the post