The End of Air Madrid?

The End of Air Madrid?

air madridDoes this guy look happy to you? Actually, does this guy even look alive to you? I’m guessing he’s just sleeping after the endless delays caused by the shutdown of Air Madrid over the weekend.(Photo credit: Bernat Armangue / AP)

Air Madrid is (was?) a … Read the post

Creepy Thread

Creepy Thread

Here’s a creepy thread from airliners.net for you.

The original post, which was made on November 30, 2000, asked what the chances are that the World Trade Center could survive a 767-300 ramming into it. Reading through the responses make you realize how much the world of flying has changed. … Read the post

Airplane on a Treadmill

Airplane on a Treadmill

treadmillI can’t believe that this has actually turned into such a huge thing.

The question of the month appears to be this. If you put an airplane on a treadmill and get it going really fast (working up a heck of a sweat, mind you), … Read the post

Rep Oberstar Against Mergers

Rep Oberstar Against Mergers

It sounds like some bad news is on the horizon for all the potential airline mergers out there. Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN) has publicly come out against all major airline mergers. Normally, that wouldn’t matter, but Oberstar is the next chairman of the House Committee on Commerce and Transportation, so … Read the post

Alitalia Strikes Again

Alitalia Strikes Again

alitaliaYou’d think I’d be over this whole “Alitalia sucks” thing by now, but I just can’t get beyond it. It’s been at least a few weeks since Alitalia’s last strike, so you knew that it would be time for another one, especially with the holidays coming up.

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Unrequited Airline Love

Unrequited Airline Love

heartsOf course all of this news would just happen to drop on a very busy day. I’ve been wanting to write about it all morning, but I’m just getting some time now.

So, what news, you ask? Well, I’d argue that it’s not much news … Read the post

Now You Can Go to Iraq for Fun!

Now You Can Go to Iraq for Fun!

Having trouble finding a reliable way to get to Iraq these days? Well, fret no more. Austrian Airlines is here to help.

Yesterday (December 11) marked the beginning of Austrian’s twice weekly service between Vienna and Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The flights
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