When the French found the black boxes from Air France flight 447 nearly two years after the A330 airplane crashed in the Atlantic off Brazil, it was an incredible feat. But now, the French probably are wishing those black boxes remained on the floor of the ocean, because its national … Read the post
The latest volcano eruption in Iceland has caused some cancellations but they’ve been minor. The Europeans have finally created a system to better deal with ash and that should make things run smoothly. Hopefully. Anyone been stuck? Any thoughts on the new procedures?
Delta and US Airways are hoping that the third time’s a charm by putting the long-proposed slot swap in New York and Washington back on the table with some slight modifications. This time, I have to believe that it’s going to go through. They wouldn’t bother putting this out there … Read the post
In mid-March, you might remember that US Airways decided to lower fares from Rochester to a bunch of cities and said it would monitor them to see if it was the right move. Now that we have two months under our belt, how are fares looking? It’s a mixed bag, … Read the post
Delta’s Memphis cuts have once again stirred up a lot of talk about the death of the mid-size hub. It’s effectively conventional wisdom at this point, but apparently someone forgot to tell Vision. Vision has now decided to make little Destin a hub. Uh oh.
Fewer hubs mean fewer options for fliers – CNN Out of the Office
Memphis joins a long line of mid-sized hubs that are shrinking or disappearing completely leaving travelers with fewer options.
United Continental integrates its new look at O’Hare – Chicago Tribune
In what … Read the post
Mrs Cranky recently received a survey from American and this was one of the questions:
So, do you care? The higher pocket supposedly gives more legroom, but it usually won’t hold as much. What do you think?… Read the post
I’m not quite sure how this was decided, but yesterday was “Customer Day One” for the combined Continental and United.. That doesn’t really make sense to me, because not much actually seemed to change and there’s plenty of work left to do. Let’s review where we stand.
It may be a very small piece of the travel experience that few of us will have the chance to try, but it’s still fun to explore what airlines are doing for their international First Class passengers. Lufthansa is certainly no slouch in this area. In particular, the airline’s First … Read the post