Monthly Archives: January 2013

Why Haven’t US Airways and American Announced a Merger?

Here we are at the end of January and a merger between US Airways and American still has not been announced. This is downright silly since just about every party agrees that it’s the right thing to do. So what’s up? Well, I say “just about” every party, because from …

Too Cool for School on Virgin America (Trip Report)

We had to head to Dallas for a wedding, and it ended up being a super cool trip. Why do I say that? We flew Virgin America, rented from Silvercar, and stayed at an aloft hotel. That’s WAY too cool for me, but it was a fun one.

We flew …

A Death in the Online Aviation Family

It’s a rare day that I post on a Sunday, but it’s an even rarer day when we lose a very young member of the online aviation family.

Many of you know NYCAviation.com as a great place for airline dorkiness. The site is co-owned by Phil Derner and Matt Molnar. …

Topic of the Week: Would You Fly the 787?

The 787 is still grounded (at least, it was when I wrote this). But let’s say that the aircraft is deemed fit to fly once again and the problems are fixed. Would you feel safe flying on one? Or do you still have concerns? If it’s the latter, what has …

Southwest to Get More Gates in Los Angeles

It has been rumored for years, but now it looks like it’s finally going to happen. US Airways is going to leave Terminal 1 so Southwest can have the place all to itself, assuming the LA City Council approves. That means Southwest can go into growth mode in LA while …

Topic of the Week: American’s New Livery

Something tells me this is going to be a long comment thread. If you haven’t seen it, here it is. American’s new livery. Maybe we can get them to do a fly-by at Crankyspotting TOMORROW at 10a at Founders Plaza at DFW.

American Airlines New Livery

Now, what do you think? Personally, …

United and American Fuel Buying Policies Face a Legal Challenge

When I first saw a story about United and American being sued over their fuel buying policies in Chicago, I wasn’t too interested. But then I started digging in and it’s actually a fascinating fight that we’re likely to see play out with various business all over the US as …

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