Month: June 2010

Okay, this is weird
By: Date: June 21, 2010 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , ,

Have you seen the new Bud Light beer commercial with the airplane crash survivors?  You can find it on Youtube if you want to watch it.  Anyway, we were watching television the other night and this commercial comes on.  I immediately pause the TiVo so I can look at the tail of the crashed plane,…

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So I got laughed at last night…
By: Date: June 20, 2010 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , , ,

Really.  And I thought I was being reasonable! We went out to dinner last night, and ran in to a friend of ours that is a flight attendant.  He knows that I fly every week, and that I was to fly out this morning.  He asked how the Portland to Chicago flights were going for…

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A very special plane
By: Date: June 20, 2010 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags:

I just took the Horizon Airlines Portland/Seattle shuttle, and flew on a very special plane.  This is Horizon’s Bombardier Q400, dedicated to Horizon founder Milton G. Kuolt II.  I love that they’ve actually forgone the QX designation and gone with the MK designation for the plane’s registration.

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Filed under “WHAT IN THE HELL?”
By: Date: June 8, 2010 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , , , , ,

So skimming the headlines today, there’s the normal stuff about the oil spill in the Gulf, some cool stuff about Emirates taking their total number of A380s up to 90, and the rest of the stuff.  Then I got to this headline: As capacity falls, people find more joy in flying My first reaction was,…

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Air France/KLM: Profits & Convenience Before People
By: Date: June 2, 2010 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , , , , ,

This is the kind of thing that really pisses me off.  Every day we get on airplanes, and we have professionals around us for our safety.  Flight Attendants aren’t there to serve you beer and soda; they are there for your SAFETY.  Don’t think so?  Listen to cabin crew talk about some of the incidents…

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Who gets the last laugh in a labor dispute?
By: Date: June 2, 2010 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , ,

Wow.  Just wow.  Yes, there are labor disputes galore.  And yes, the unions are the ones that usually give the concessions and the airlines are the ones that come out on top.  But it’s not always who wins, but who gets the last laugh that counts, to some degree. British Airways is about to come…

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