It seems like just yesterday Richard Branson was touting how his (Virgin Atlantic’s) planes were better because they all had four engines, unlike those British Airways 777s. He even painted it on his planes. You might recognize the picture on the left as a former integral part of the livery … Read the post
I’m guessing that most of you who read this blog know about Southwest’s “Ding!” application. In short, you download a program that stays open on your computer. If you’re connected to the internet, you will receive an alert when Southwest publishes special sale fares. These can sometimes be … Read the post
Ok, ok. I know I sometimes talk too much about aviation in Southern California, but I’ve been trying to cut back. This time though, I have to comment.
It’s not LAX that’s causing problems this time. Nope, it’s a mere 375 hours down the 405 (20 minutes on those rare … Read the post
No, Amtrak did not have an airborne derailment as far as I know. The subject is actually referring to the increasing number of travelers bypassing airplanes for trains. Unfortunately, that is VERY rare in the world of Amtrak, but in Europe it’s happening all the time.
Why is it happening … Read the post
It’s always fascinating yet sad to watch a airline self-destruct. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the flag carrier of Pakistan, is well on its way.
Is there an echo in here? Once again, an airline is under fire for poor performance. I swear, I don’t understand why columnists bother to write these stories over and over. They could just take the first one, slap a new airline name on it, and publish it again. So … Read the post
I believe Spirit’s transformation is now complete. Yesterday they launched what I believe is the first $0.01 sale they’ve run (it ends tonight). I know they ran a $0.05 sale, but this could be the first time they’ve tried to prove that a penny isn’t irrelevant. (Actually, it still is … Read the post
I must admit that as a reader, I’m not a fan of corporate blogs. Any time a company is in charge, it inevitably restricts what bloggers can say. (As you can tell, I’m clearly not sponsored by anyone.) There are plenty of companies who just put corporate blogs out there, … Read the post
A friend of mine passed along a Boeing presentation called “Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight Deck Safety, Comfort, Efficiency” (also posted here in PDF format). Most of the information in there isn’t going to get the average traveler excited, but this picture was just too cool to pass up:
As you … Read the post