Monthly Archives: November 2012

Topic of the Week: My 2,000th Post and a Look Back

It took more than 6 years to get here, but this post is my 2,000th. And on those 2,000 posts, you’ve left more than 33,333 comments. That’s a lot of words. So I thought I would look back at some of the things I blogged about during that first month …

Delta JFK Terminal 3 Worldport

Interesting Notes About Delta’s Service in Africa

Delta recently sent around a PDF file internally talking about the airline’s Africa service, and a Delta employee sent it over to me. I thought it was a really interesting look at how African markets require doing things a bit differently. Today, Delta serves Dakar (Senegal), Accra (Ghana), Monrovia (Liberia), …

Cranky Women

The True Meaning of Thanksgiving 2012

To all my American readers, Happy Thanksgiving! I’m certainly thankful for all of you who came out to do some Crankyspotting in Phoenix on Monday. I’d say we had 12 to 15 folks, including one who brought a big box of old timetables and inflight magazines. And yes, we had …

JetBlue Gives Alaska and Earful

JetBlue Enters Alaska’s Bread and Butter Market

The airline with the Eskimo on its tail has to be feeling a little uneasy right now after JetBlue announced it would enter Alaska’s flagship Seattle to Anchorage market. The motivations for this move seem a bit murky, but the payoff could be huge.

Friday morning, Alaska announced it would …

SAS Tries for Yet Another Turnaround

I have to admit that I have soft spot for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). My very first trip to Europe in 1985 was aboard an SAS DC-10 from Los Angeles to Copenhagen. And though SAS hasn’t flown to LA in years, there is still a connection in history. SAS ran the …

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