Washington’s Paine Field Begins Commercial Service This Fall and It’s Already Out of Room

Washington’s Paine Field Begins Commercial Service This Fall and It’s Already Out of Room

There’s nothing quite like building a brand-spanking-new terminal only to find out that it’s completely full before it even opens. This sounds like really poor demand planning, right? Oh no. This is all by design. Airlines have tried to open up Paine Field, north of Seattle, to commercial flights for …

3 Links I Love: Southwest Sues, Delta Fights Comfort Animal Fraud, Yet Another 747 Tribute

3 Links I Love: Southwest Sues, Delta Fights Comfort Animal Fraud, Yet Another 747 Tribute

This week’s featured link:
Southwest’s Bullshit Lawsuit Over A Site That Made $45 Helping People Book Cheaper FlightsTechDirt
This guy is not happy with Southwest. It’s not that he had a bad flight. Nay. It’s this particular fight against a former website called SWMonkey that has him fired …

Delta Finally Brings Back the Part of an Interline Agreement with American That Matters Most

Delta Finally Brings Back the Part of an Interline Agreement with American That Matters Most

It has been more than two years since Delta effectively killed its interline agreement with American. Now, after several painful operational messes, Delta has finally agreed to bring the most important pieces of that deal back to life. Going forward, if Delta has problems and needs to put passengers on …

Cranky on the Web: Where Flight Numbers Come From, Translating Airline-Speak, How To Fly First Class

Cranky on the Web: Where Flight Numbers Come From, Translating Airline-Speak, How To Fly First Class

Whoops, I forgot to post this yesterday, so a Sunday post it is…

Those four-digit flight designations? Their days may be numberedLos Angeles Times
Catharine Hamm looked into how airline flight numbers are set, and why it’s a problem. I was happy to participate in the discussion.

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