2016 Flying Summary

2016 Flying Summary

I knew this wasn’t a good year for flying, but I didn’t realize just how terrible it was until I added the numbers up. Get ready for some embarrassing stuff.

Miles: 13,391 (37,816 last year)
Segments: 23 (31 last year)
New Aircraft: None
New Airlines: None
New Airports: None
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Airlines We Lost 2016

Airlines We Lost 2016

Christmas is done (though Hanukkah is still raging), and that means it’s time to focus on the end of the year. As I do every year, it’s time to look back and remember those airlines that went belly up. It wasn’t a particularly noteworthy year with relatively few failures. …

3 Links I Love: Frontier Melts Down, airberlin Prepares for Death, It’s Cold Out There

3 Links I Love: Frontier Melts Down, airberlin Prepares for Death, It’s Cold Out There

Frontier still sorting through problems after weekend ‘meltdown’ at DIAKDVR
If you were flying Frontier last weekend, my condolences. The airline’s operation melted down when a lot more snow came in than expected. Flights were canceled or at best, delayed. And bags were scattered all over the place. …

US Airways May Be Gone, But It Just Won an Industry-Changing Court Case Over Sabre

US Airways May Be Gone, But It Just Won an Industry-Changing Court Case Over Sabre

You might have thought that, with the American merger long-completed, US Airways was gone for good. This week, however, the airline won a major antitrust lawsuit over Sabre, the Global Distribution System (GDS). This case has obviously been in progress for years and years, and nobody actually expected it …

Cranky on the Web: Basic Economy Covered Right, Pet Travel Podcast, The Mileage Game

Cranky on the Web: Basic Economy Covered Right, Pet Travel Podcast, The Mileage Game

Cranky on the Web

United Airlines’ new Basic Economy fares: no carry-on, no seat assignment, no problem?The Plain Dealer
A good article out of Cleveland on the realities of United’s Basic Economy. I thought they covered this quite well.

Episode 25: Talking air travel w/Brett Snyder, The Cranky FlierAroo with

3 Links I Love: Mexico Decision, WestJet Does Christmas Right, FAA vs. the Rams

3 Links I Love: Mexico Decision, WestJet Does Christmas Right, FAA vs. the Rams

This week’s featured link:
Final Order: Joint Application of DELTA AIR LINES, INC., AEROVIAS DE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V. Under 49 U.S.C. §§ 41308 and 41309 for Approval of and Antitrust Immunity for Alliance AgreementsRegulations.gov
The Department of Transportation has finalized its order that if Delta and Aeromexico …

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