What the F*&@ is ADS-B and Why Is It Ruining Trips to the Bahamas?

What the F*&@ is ADS-B and Why Is It Ruining Trips to the Bahamas?

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for new regulations to go into effect. One of the big aviation-related regulations involves the required use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (only slightly less-awkwardly referred to as ADS-B) in the US. This may sound like some technical program that doesn’t matter …

Cranky on the Web: Overbooking Strategy, Customizing Offers

Cranky on the Web: Overbooking Strategy, Customizing Offers

Make the Most of an Overbooked FlightAARP
This went live a month ago, but I didn’t realize it was actually published electronically until this week. AARP asked me to write an article about strategies for getting bumped.

Airlines Are Offering Passengers Plenty of Choices — but Does It

3 Links I Love: An Big Loss at Emirates, Eastern Wants Growth, Photos Aplenty

3 Links I Love: An Big Loss at Emirates, Eastern Wants Growth, Photos Aplenty

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An Executive’s Retirement Signals the End of a Golden Era at EmiratesSkift
Emirates CEO Sir Tim Clark has announced he’s retiring, and Brian Sumers takes a retrospective look at his time at the helm. There’s no question he has been a force in this …

3 Links I Love: Lufthansa Needs Another Subsidiary, The Atlas Mystery, A Lost Airplane

3 Links I Love: Lufthansa Needs Another Subsidiary, The Atlas Mystery, A Lost Airplane

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Lufthansa’s second approach at low-cost, long-haul will have new brandRunway Girl Network
Apparently Lufthansa will never learn. After realizing it had overextended the whole Eurowings frankenairline, it said it would pull back and stop flying long-haul. If you thought that meant Lufthansa was rationalizing, …

Reviewing Your 2019 Predictions and Making Your 2020 Picks

Reviewing Your 2019 Predictions and Making Your 2020 Picks

The year is almost done, and that means it’s time to go back and see how you did on your 2019 predictions. Some were right on, some were not, and some were truly ridiculous. (I’m talking to you, phllax.)

Limiting my review to only the first prediction from each commenter

3 Links I Love: Returning the MAX to Service, Sun Country Cargo, Jetlines Tries Something Different

3 Links I Love: Returning the MAX to Service, Sun Country Cargo, Jetlines Tries Something Different

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Southwest Airlines Prepares to Return Boeing 737 Max to ServiceBloomberg
The re-launch of the 737 MAX continues to be pushed further out, but when the time finally does come, it won’t be easy to just put all the airplanes back in the air. Here’s …

Airline Maps: Last Minute Gift Idea for the Airline Dork You Love

Airline Maps: Last Minute Gift Idea for the Airline Dork You Love

It’s the end of the year, and that means airline news starts getting lighter as people turn away from work and go spend time with their families (unless they’re in management at Boeing; they might have other things to do this year). But what if you still haven’t found that …

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