I recently received an email from a reader, Bob S, asking me about aircraft tail numbers. It seemed like a simple topic, but I found myself diving in and learning more than I ever thought I cared to know. It was awesome. The result is a two part series talking … Read the post
Had I said to you a month ago that your flight was quarantined because of an Ebola scare, you would have laughed out loud (unless, of course, you’re from Western Africa). But today, that’s the reality. We’re seeing a level of paranoia that is completely unwarranted, and I’m afraid it’s … Read the post
Anyone who thought that once consolidation was done we’d see the big three legacy carriers hand-in-hand enjoying a new era of peace and love hasn’t read American’s application for one of Delta’s slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. American rips Delta throughout the request, and that makes for a great … Read the post
World’s largest passenger plane gets more U.S. routes – USA Today
There are a lot more A380s in the US today than there were just a couple years ago. I was asked my thoughts on why.
I’ve railed against Miami International Airport and its absurdly pricey airport projects in the past. All this drunken spending gave Ft Lauderdale a huge boost as the low cost alternative while Miami lost all of its low cost carrier service. But now, Frontier is moving into Miami with flights to … Read the post
I have a very strange Tales From the Field post this week. What’s so odd about it? It doesn’t involve me fighting an airline. In fact, this is a positive post about United. Seriously.
I’ve already ranted about the annoying increase in the number of schedule changes airlines inflict upon … Read the post
For years, Spirit has said that it has hundreds of markets it can serve profitably in the US. With so much room for it and other ultra low cost carriers to expand, it seems pretty strange that Spirit and Frontier seem to be stepping on top of each other. The … Read the post
Some of these are a bit old because I didn’t post last Saturday while I was on vacation. But none of these were time-sensitive.
Airlines go à la carte: Why travellers should get used to baggage fees and more ‘unbundling’ – Financial Post
Both Air Canada and WestJet recently started … Read the post
That didn’t take long. PEOPLExpress has already shut down thanks to what it says was a problem with airplanes from its contractor Vision. I’m not sure I believe it, but either way, the airline plans to relaunch “on or about” October 16. Anyone believe that? More importantly, would you ever … Read the post