Cranky on the Web: So Much Coronavirus, JetBlue at 20, Luving Southwest, Frommer Radio Show

Cranky on the Web: So Much Coronavirus, JetBlue at 20, Luving Southwest, Frommer Radio Show

Coronavirus airplane travel: How US airlines are cleaning planesToday Show
This wasn’t an on camera interview, but it was an in-depth look on the Today website at how airlines are cleaning airplanes. I know the common response is… how were they not already doing all this?

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3 Links I Love: A Ukrainian Look at the Crash, Another Hall-of-Famer Retires, JetBlue Goes Green(er)

3 Links I Love: A Ukrainian Look at the Crash, Another Hall-of-Famer Retires, JetBlue Goes Green(er)

This Week’s Featured Link

How Ukrainian plane crash went from ‘engine failure’ to ‘Iranian attack’Kyiv Post
I find myself wondering if we’ll every truly know what brought down the Ukrainian plane upon departure out of Tehran, but I thought it worth looking at coverage coming out of Ukraine …

3 Links I Love: When Boeing Strayed, Qantas Pouts, Airplane Water is Fine

3 Links I Love: When Boeing Strayed, Qantas Pouts, Airplane Water is Fine

This week’s featured link:

The Long-Forgotten Flight That Sent Boeing Off CourseThe Atlantic
Don’t worry, this isn’t a 10,000 word traditional Atlantic article. It’s a relatively short piece highlighting how Boeing’s merger with McDonnell Douglas led to a finance-first instead of engineering-first culture. And as the author says, …

JetBlue’s Take on Basic Economy Brings More of the Same Plus a Blizzard of Options

JetBlue’s Take on Basic Economy Brings More of the Same Plus a Blizzard of Options

JetBlue’s long-awaited Basic Economy entry has now gone live in limited markets, and with it comes a big reorganization in how JetBlue approaches it fare families.

Previously, in coach, JetBlue had three fare options.

  • Blue – The base fare, but when it launched, it removed the checked bag that used
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