Who the F*&@ is Ernest?

Who the F*&@ is Ernest?

Someone first mentioned the Italian airline Ernest to me many months ago, and my initial response was… say what? I sat on this, expecting the airline to just quietly disappear. But nay. It has grown, and it’s a fascinating little operator. That is why this is a welcome addition to …

Who the F*&@ is AURA?

Who the F*&@ is AURA?

Those of you who saw that I accidentally published my jumbled notes on AURA last week already knew this topic was coming. AURA, an airline you’ve probably never heard of, is under development and is hoping to start flying next year. This is not an ordinary airline effort. In …

Who the F*&@ is Primera?

Who the F*&@ is Primera?

It’s been awhile since I did one of these posts, but the time has come to take a look at Primera, an airline you may be surprised I’ve ignored for this long. After all, Primera had aggressive plans to use narrowbodies to fly between the US and Europe this summer. …

Who the F*&@ is Tailwind?

Who the F*&@ is Tailwind?

It’s time for another installment in our occasional series exploring new airlines you’ve likely never heard of. This time, let’s shine the spotlight on Tailwind, an airline with big plans for the Big Apple. Right now, however, it’s starting out very small.

If you live in New York, you …

Who the F*&@ is RISE?

Who the F*&@ is RISE?

While the chance of an airline starting from scratch to challenge the big four US airlines globally is tiny, it’s no surprise to see airlines trying to find niches with alternative models. Surf Air has been doing that in California for some time, and now we have RISE doing something …

Who the F*&@ is Lion Air?

Who the F*&@ is Lion Air?

You may have heard the name Lion Air before, but chances are you’ve never flown the airline, a low cost carrier based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Lion has been known for a few things over its decade-long history; some good and some bad. The bad? Naturally, it’s safety-related. And the good? …

Who the F*&@ is PEOPLExpress?

Who the F*&@ is PEOPLExpress?

Gather ’round, kids, because it’s story time. Today, I’ll tell the story of a once bright star that burnt out quickly. But not everyone believed it burnt out – some thought that it secretly retained its glow, just waiting to be reborn. Now, 25 years later, it’s happening, well, sort …

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