One of the more interesting panels in Phoenix last week was the one that focused on fleet strategy. There’s always a ton of discussion about buying airplanes, and each airline has a different philosophy. On the panel, there were representatives from Air China, Delta, Hawaiian, and Southwest from the airline … Read the post
As always, this year’s Phoenix Aviation Symposium was packed with great, thought-provoking discussion. A few of us were constantly posting updates on Twitter under the #PHX2012 hashtag. I’d suggest taking a look if you’re interested. But there were small nuggets that came out throughout the conference that I thought … Read the post
From the title, you might think that last week’s media day that US Airways held in Phoenix was a total bust, but that’s not true. It WAS boring, but that’s because US Airways is running a good airline these days. There were a couple of announcements about expanding wifi and … Read the post
Why it Took So Long for Virgin to Link All its Frequent-Flier Programs – Conde Nast Daily Traveler
You can now earn and redeem across Virgin airlines. What took so long?
After seeing the comments on yesterday’s post about fuel surcharges, it dawned on me that there’s probably not a great understanding out there around exactly which fees and taxes are imposed upon travel in the US. I thought I’d take the time to walk through it here. Today, we’ll … Read the post
Another week, another wasted effort by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This week, it’s a look at the latest guidance on fuel surcharges. Surcharges aren’t understood very well by much of the traveling public, and it seems like the DOT has some of those same misconceptions. I just can’t believe … Read the post
GUEST POST: Yee HAW! Cranky Flier An LA Airports Roundup!! – Aviation Queen
The Queen asked for guest posts, and I was happy to oblige. I always like to talk airports with her, so this time, I did a little SoCal round-up.