Hello . . . Bing?

Hello . . . Bing?

I downloaded Bing on the first day it came out hoping to see some of the great deals they were promising. I mean, if they already offer GBP .01 deals, how could it get any better?

07_05_01 bingsleepingSince I don’t live in Europe, I picked London/Stansted as my city of choice …

Ryanair’s Southwest Knockoff

Ryanair’s Southwest Knockoff

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 …

Spirit Races Toward the Bottom

Spirit Races Toward the Bottom

07_03_06 nkulccIt’s interesting to see how low cost carriers developed differently in the US versus Europe. Over here, Southwest was always considered the standard for low-frills and low fares. When compared to what Ryanair has done in Europe, Southwest looks downright pricey and opulent.

Since Ryanair has taken off, plenty of …

What Environmental Impact?

What Environmental Impact?

There has been growing concern over the environmental impact of aviation over the last few years. As you would probably expect, Europe has seen much more of a focus than the US, but there certainly has been a growing movement here as well. What does this mean for the industry? …

Random Bits of Info

Random Bits of Info

I was out of town over the weekend, so I didn’t have time to write. Here are a few random bits of info:

  • Looks like it only took Oasis Hong Kong one extra day to get approval to fly in Russian airspace. The airline is now operating regularly. We’ll see
Spirit Does It Again

Spirit Does It Again

I’ve posted before about how good Spirit Airlines is at getting attention for themselves here, but their latest promo had me on the floor laughing. If you go to their homepage, you’ll see this in all its fully-animated glory:

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Seriously, does it get any better than that? I …

Ryanair Tries to Buy Aer Lingus

Ryanair Tries to Buy Aer Lingus

The British Isles are abuzz today with Ryanair’s announcement that they want to buy Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline.

You may know Ryanair as the largest low cost carrier in Europe. They’re famous for their extremely low fares (sometimes, free) and their crazy PR stunts. Their CEO, Michael O’Leary, has …

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