This week’s featured link:
HIGH FLYER INTERVIEW: THE FRENCH BEE EFFECT, ACCORDING TO PRESIDENT MARC ROCHET – Airways
It’s easy to forget about French bee for a couple reasons. First, the airline has only 3 routes (Paris to Punta Cana, Reunion, and Papeete via San Francisco). Second, this is already the airline’s second name after it realized “French blue” might make JetBlue angry. I can only assume the airline is bleeding money, but the owners also own profitable Air Caraibes, so that can likely prop it up if so desired.
Two for the road:
Here’s What Our Southwest Airlines Flight from Honolulu to Kahului, Maui Was Like – Hawai’i Magazine
The sub-head on this was “and it was better than we expected.” To that, I say… what were you expecting on such a short hop? It sounds like boarding wasn’t as horrible as they expected without seat assignments. Legroom was better than on the Hawaiian 717s. Also, and I’m guessing most importantly… super cheap and bags included. Yeah, not much to dislike. These $29 fares aren’t going to last forever, though.
The wonderful story behind miniature No. 35 – KLM Blog
The KLM blog is delightfully quirky, something you might say about the Dutch in general. Here’s a nice little heart-warming story from this week.