So Long, Mad Dog

So Long, Mad Dog

On Tuesday, the last of Delta’s McDonnell Douglas-branded aircraft gathered at the grandiosely-named Arkansas International Airport in Blytheville, not far from the Missouri and Tennessee borders. Despite its name, this former military base doesn’t see much international traffic… or any traffic for that matter. On occasion, there are bursts of … Read the post

3 Links I Love: More MAX Delays, Death of the Widebody, A Massive Regional Gap

3 Links I Love: More MAX Delays, Death of the Widebody, A Massive Regional Gap

This week’s featured link:

FAA and Boeing initially disagreed on severity of “catastrophic” 737 MAX software glitchThe Air Current
Best I can tell, this article is outside the paywall for The Air Current, so even those who don’t subscribe can enjoy the read. It’s yet another setback to … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Interviewing Ed Bastian, MD-80s Go Bye Bye, LAX in the 1960s

3 Links I Love: Interviewing Ed Bastian, MD-80s Go Bye Bye, LAX in the 1960s

This week’s featured link:
Delta Air Lines CEO on why he still flies in the back of the planeMarketplace
Here’s a great 27m25s podcast where Kai Ryssdal from Marketplace interviews Delta CEO Ed Bastian. It’s a long, seemingly candid conversation that’s well worth a listen. I particularly like … Read the post

Alaska Retires the MD-80

Alaska Retires the MD-80

Another week, another airline retires the good ole’ MD-80. This past Sunday, Alaska flew its last MD-80 operation, and the airline is now an all-737 fleet. Alaska had a particularly interesting relationship with the MD-80 that brings out all different kinds of emotion in people.

The MD-80 really gave Alaska … Read the post

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