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 in August 2006. Posts were more frequent and a lot shorter back then.

It’s fun to look back on the first 2,000 posts. If you all keep reading, I look forward to 2,000 more.

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

  1. @BrianKal says:

    And I’m sure we all thank you. Love this blog and check it first thing every morning. It’s informative, it’s entertaining, it’s written well and it’s accurate. And it extends to Twitter.
    Keep up the great work Brett!

  2. CS says:

    Congrats. CF is the go to source for solid industy analysis

  3. CS says:


  4. Congrats on 2000 posts! It is amazing to see how the industry has changed in only 6 years. Less carry on in 2006?? Maxjet to Vegas?? These almost seem laughable today.

  5. Sanjeev M says:

    Wow 2000 posts came really fast! Congrats and we’ll all be here to comment on the next 2000 :)

  6. CP says:

    Congratulations on the 2,000th post! To 2000 more…I enjoy my daily dose o’ Cranky.

  7. Todd in IAD says:

    Looking forward to reading your next 2,000 posts. Congrats Brett!

  8. I don’t remember the UA SAT thing at all, it must have really been short lived or a secret….lol

    33,333 comments left and you know about half was just about Family Airlines…lol

    Here’s to another 2,000 blogs

  9. Jared says:

    Cheers! Love this blog – read it first thing every morning.

  10. JG says:

    Congratulations Brett! Vegas was MAXjet’s best performing route and probably the craziest Launch Party you can imagine.

  11. Congratulations on 2,000 posts! Looking forward to reading many more!

  12. Thanks, Cranky!

  13. Brett,

    Congratulations on your success! Looking forward to the next 2,000 posts!

  14. JayB says:

    Boy, that sure was a lot of …, I mean a lot of enjoyment. I think @BrianKal just about put it just right! Keep up the good work.

  15. SteveZ says:

    I’m going to echo everyone here. Congratulations, Brett, and thank you for entertaining and insightful reporting. I really appreciate the work you do.

  16. David M says:

    I remember the liquid ban era, followed by the early 3-1-1 era. Both were pretty good in terms of cleaning up the cabin environment because of fewer overhead bins. It was more pleasant. I still have a can of shave gel at my brother’s apartment from that time.

    The cabin returned to it’s state of chaos in May 2008 when American began charging for the first checked bag, becoming the first legacy airline to do so. The change was, unfortunately, quickly copied by nearly everyone else.

  17. Quest says:

    Congratulations! And thanks for all the informative posts, I enjoy reading all of them now!

  18. Donald says:

    My wife is a flight attendant and we read your email religiously! You are so informative and interesting! You break news sometimes before wife knows something! Look forward to many more emails with the most interesting spin on aviation news around! Congrats!

  19. SEAN says:

    Happy 2000! Here’s to the next 2000 posts, infinity & beyond!


  20. Mark says:

    Congrats Brett! Keep them coming!

  21. Wow those old posts were a blast from the past!
    Congratulations on your 2000th and also the accolades from Conde Naste Traveler!

  22. CF says:

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

  23. yo says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to the big party on Family Airlines 747-100, coming soon! Really…it is! I swear!

  24. I’d like to add my congratulations, too.

  25. Axelsarkis says:

    You have my heartiest congratulations and thanks.

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