American’s Spin On Ending Same Day Standby Earns the Cranky Jackass Award

American’s Spin On Ending Same Day Standby Earns the Cranky Jackass Award

Earlier this week, American decided to stop offering free same day standby to customers who aren’t elite members in the AAdvantage program. While I’m sure some are steaming over the move, I’m not. It actually makes sense to me. I’m just pissed that they’ve decided to treat 06_09_12 jackasstheir customers like … Read the post

Association of European Airlines Shows Disregard for the Public, Earns a Cranky Jackass Award

Association of European Airlines Shows Disregard for the Public, Earns a Cranky Jackass Award

You might have seen the Cardinal’s guest post here on Cranky a couple weeks ago on the Association of European Airlines’ (AEA) efforts to protect its member airlines despite there being little to no apparent public benefit. Well, apparently the AEA reads blogs, has no problem commenting on them, but … Read the post

A Cranky Jackass for the Death of American’s Aviation Safety Action Program

A Cranky Jackass for the Death of American’s Aviation Safety Action Program

There was some disturbing news out of the Metroplex last week when American’s pilots announced that the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is dead. It would seem that this program 06_09_12 jackasscontributed greatly to improving safety at the airline, and now, thanks to bickering and stubbornness, it’s gone, and that’s … Read the post

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