2017 Flying Summary

2017 Flying Summary

There’s no question 2016 was a bad year for flying for me, but 2017 was so much better. The only thing 2017 lacked was a long haul trip. I surprised myself when I looked back to find that I haven’t left North America since May 2015. That’s going to change …

Airlines We Lost 2017

Airlines We Lost 2017

It is that time once again where I pause to remember all the airlines that flew off into the desert this year, never to take to the skies again. It’s a motley group this time around, though several have ties to Etihad, the former king of handouts to failing airlines. …

3 Links I Love: Idiocy in Kansas City, The Supersonic Dilemma, Another 747 Tribute

3 Links I Love: Idiocy in Kansas City, The Supersonic Dilemma, Another 747 Tribute

This week’s featured link:
Now what? KC Council’s airport vote creates chaos and betrays votersThe Kansas City Star
Do you hate local government? Here’s a story for you. If you recall, the good people of Kansas City overwhelming approved the new airport terminal, finally. But guess what? The …

My Life on a 747

My Life on a 747

As anyone who happens to be flying to or through Atlanta this week knows, it has not been a good week for Delta. The Sunday power outage in Atlanta forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and put holiday travel plans in limbo. Since it was an Atlanta problem, Delta …

easyJet Makes Its Move on Berlin

easyJet Makes Its Move on Berlin

When airberlin finally went under, there was a great deal of concern that Lufthansa would pick up all the pieces and leave Germany without any serious competition. Fear not, competition-lovers. The good people of easyJet have other plans. And they aren’t waiting around – new service starts in early January.…

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