After yesterday’s trip report on my painful journey across the country with my kids, I received a lot of feedback. Most of it was empathetic or at least found the humor of it all hilarious. But one stood out. One guy, let’s call him Richard, or Dick for short, … Read the post
This should have been an awesome trip. Thanks to nonstop flight times that don’t work for us (redeye), we nearly always have to connect when we go to see my wife’s family in Indiana. This time, however, Delta had retimed its flights to compete for too few passengers with American, … Read the post
The Phoenix Aviation Symposium is a great conference for talking about big picture items, and it generates some really good discussion. A couple weeks ago, Scott Mayerowitz, sparked by that discussion I believe, wrote about why high oil prices are good for airlines. I agree with everything he says, … Read the post
How to Beat Spirit at its Own Game and Minimize Airline Fees – Conde Nast Daily Traveler
Spirit has a great business model where the fares are low and you pay for only what you want. Here’s how to keep those extra fees down further.
Last June, when United announced it had installed flat beds on all of its long haul flights, I published a little guide so people could figure out which seats they would actually get when they flew. That went over well, so I’m doing it again, but this time it’s for … Read the post
Emirates is a big airline, and it’s only going to keep getting bigger. But while Dubai is a large and growing hub, Emirates has been looking for ways to expand beyond its home base because of the tremendous capacity it is bringing online. The answer seems to be the use … Read the post
I think it’s time to get educational. Anyone know what the Freedoms of the Air are? I’m guessing a lot of you don’t. You might not care either, but it’s actually kind of interesting and relevant to a post I’m writing later this week about Emirates. I figured it might … Read the post
By now, everyone has heard about the, hilarious (some might say unfortunate) photo that US Airways tweeted out earlier this week. If you haven’t heard about it, then picture a woman doing a graphic sexual act with a model airplane. Yeah, that.
US Airways has … Read the post
Ever since airlines started going out of business, people have felt the need to try and revive them. This is simply a terrible idea no matter how you look at it, but people continue to try to resurrect name after name. It’s become so rampant, that it’s … Read the post
I don’t often do guest posts here, but this one was just way too much fun to ignore. This comes from a customer relations agent at a big airline who just needs to vent a little bit. If you had a job like that, you might need a release too. … Read the post