Cranky on the Web: Where Flight Numbers Come From, Translating Airline-Speak, How To Fly First Class

Cranky on the Web: Where Flight Numbers Come From, Translating Airline-Speak, How To Fly First Class

Whoops, I forgot to post this yesterday, so a Sunday post it is…

Those four-digit flight designations? Their days may be numberedLos Angeles Times
Catharine Hamm looked into how airline flight numbers are set, and why it’s a problem. I was happy to … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: American’s Overblown Pilot Problem, Holiday Travel Deals

Cranky on the Web: American’s Overblown Pilot Problem, Holiday Travel Deals

American Airlines updates worried travelers after glitch left thousands of holiday flights without pilotsDallas Morning News (Paywall)
When there’s a hard paywall like on this site, I don’t usually post the link, but this seemed like my best chance to comment on the American pilot issue. In short, … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: New Ideas (Some Terrible) for Inflight Entertainment

Cranky on the Web: New Ideas (Some Terrible) for Inflight Entertainment

The future of in-flight entertainment may include gymsMarketwatch
Don’t let the title fool you. The future of inflight entertainment will NOT include gyms. But airlines are trying out some new things. My feelings on some of these gimmicks? Meh. I’m just happy with more customized content. The rest … Read the post

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