When it first started talking about the interiors of its new 777-300ER aircraft, American said it would have a premium economy section. I secretly hoped that it would be the first true premium economy cabin in the US, but we later learned that it would be a coach section with … Read the post
Last week, all the talk was about American filing for bankruptcy. That announcement mostly buried what should have been a much bigger and more exciting announcement than it was. American is doing some great things on its new 777s, but it’s barely talking about it. The silence makes … Read the post
Taking First-Class Coddling Above and Beyond – The New York Times
I was quoted in a front page article talking about First Class on long haul flights. More importantly, Geoff Fischer was interviewed about his write-up on Cranky of his Cathay Pacific experience.
Mrs Cranky recently received a survey from American and this was one of the questions:
So, do you care? The higher pocket supposedly gives more legroom, but it usually won’t hold as much. What do you think?… Read the post
Just before Christmas, Air New Zealand took delivery of its very first 777-300ER. These airplanes are meant to replace the 747-400s that do the long haul flying for the airline, and Air NZ has really done a fantastic job making the experience much better than the airline’s already high quality … Read the post
While there are a lot of things that are bound to change in the United/Continental merger, one of the most welcome changes will be a shift in how quickly things get done at the combined airline. See, United is shockingly slow at finishing what it starts while Continental gets things … Read the post