Monthly Archives: November 2013

The True Meaning of Thanksgiving 2013

Well, that storm didn’t quite pan out as the media predicted, huh? That, combined with surprisingly good availability on alternate flights yesterday, means that those of you who were traveling to be with your family should be happily and safely there by now. There’s no holiday travel for me this …

Delta Looks for Route Opportunities Beyond the Hubs

When America West and US Airways merged, one of the first jobs in the schedule planning department was to consolidate flying in and around the airline’s strong hubs. After all, it was the non-hub (and weak hub) flying that contributed the least to the bottom line. That may have served …

Welcome to The Cranky Flier’s New Look

I had grand plans this past weekend. I was going to put the finishing touches on the new crankyflier.com and flip the switch Saturday night. By Monday morning, all was going to be grand. Instead of that perfect scenario, however, I decided to role play as United. It wasn’t pretty. …

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