German supermarket Lidl will be running a promotion with Air Berlin at all their UK stores. For the week beginning September 5, customers will be able to buy Â£19 vouchers that can be turned in for a one way ticket on Air Berlin.
It’s a pretty interesting promotion, I … Read the post
This morning, Ryanair announced (it’s a .doc) they’ve teamed up with OnAir to offer inflight mobile phone usage starting next summer.
I’m a big fan of inflight internet, because, well, it’s quiet, and it keeps people entertained. Even inflight text/SMS messaging is great. I have no problems with that. … Read the post
You know if I break out some of the Coug’s lyrics, it must involve a trip to Indiana. This was just a short trip to visit my girlfriendâ€™s parents, and amazingly it was my first flight in three months. That means it was my first trip under the new liquid … Read the post
New York’s LaGuardia airport is not a big place. At least, it’s not big enough to handle all the demand that’s out there.
You may remember a few years ago when the FAA decided to eliminate the slot restrictions at the airport. It led to an unprecedented overcapacity problem that … Read the post
Raise your hand if you’ve heard of MAXjet. Then raise your hand again if you can tell me why airlines can’t just use normal capitalization rules in their names.
If you live in New York, Washington, or London, there’s a good chance you know of them. Otherwise, well, maybe not. … Read the post
Who remembers the American 767 that had an engine explode during maintenance at LAX back in June?
If not, click here for some refresher photos taken by the LA Fire Department. It was pretty nasty. Really, they’re lucky that it happened in maintenance, because an uncontained engine failure like that … Read the post
I’ve had a lot of people asking me about airplanes with parachutes lately, so I thought it would make for a worthy post here.
In short, yes, there is an airplane that has a parachute on it. It’s manufactured by Cirrus and it’s called CAPS (Cirrus Airframe Parachute System). If … Read the post
This afternoon a judge ruled that, well, he’s not ready to rule yet.
So he told the Northwest flight attendants they won’t be able to strike tonight at 10p Eastern as they originally planned. I haven’t seen a new date when a ruling is to be expected but it could … Read the post
In what must be one of the more creative promotions around, Nantucket Airlines has decided to have a limerick contest.
Everyone knows the famous limerick that begins, “There once was a man from Nantucket.” If you don’t know it, you can probably guess what rhymes with Nantucket. So Nantucket … Read the post
If you’re interested in airports, you might want to check out Aviation Daily’s new airports blog. It’s written by the knowledgeable and always entertaining Benet Wilson. She worked in corporate communications for Delta until recently, so you know she must have a great sense of humor.
Anyway, in her … Read the post