Author: walterh

“We’re Going Where? On WHAT?”
By: Date: May 2, 2019 Categories: Air Travel,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , ,

It’s 2019, and modern airplanes can go further, carrying more people than ever before.  We’ve gotten used to that in the United States, where for-profit airlines are trying to make as much money off the flying public as possible.  Sure, there are holdouts, like Southwest, who still lets you check up to two bags included…

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Travel, Travel, Travel
By: Date: April 29, 2019 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags:

I’ve been in a job where I’ve traveled basically weekly – at least 45 weeks a year – for work.  Rarely get work from home weeks so when I get them, they’re a blessing.  I get my alone time during the travel week and then spend time with my Boo when I am at home….

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The Boeing 737-MAX Problem
By: Date: April 29, 2019 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , ,

So it’s well documented that the Boeing 737 is the best selling airplane model of all time.  All of the largest commercial airlines in North America, you have to go all the way down to #7 to find a carrier that doesn’t use the aircraft. Boeing has fixed the software issue that caused the problems….

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When taxiing down the runway…
By: Date: May 14, 2018 Categories: Air Travel,Airports Tags: , , ,

Apparently this occurred this weekend at an airport in Turky. And this is why you should leave your seatbelt on at all times. At least until the Captain turns that little seatbelt sign off. Because this isn’t all that uncommon. Remember when the ginormous Air France A380 clipped the tail of a tiny CRJ 700,…

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Well, that makes all the majors
By: Date: April 30, 2018 Categories: Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , , , , ,

With Alaska Airlines’ announcement that they are going to offer “basic economy” fares, that means that all the majors now offer complete no-frills fares.  Why?  Because they have to compete with the likes of Spirit and Frontier.  Instead of pulling fares – and service – up, the airline industry is now having to compete at the…

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Dear Frequent Flyer, Your Airline’s Just Not That Into You
By: Date: December 11, 2017 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , ,

Every road warrior has stories – good and bad – about their favorite airline.  But the thing is, for most people who have a favorite airline that they use the most frequently, those good stories outweigh the bad.  The “Hey, the flight attendant on yesterday’s flight was so nice because X and Y” stories outweigh…

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Air Traffic Control Privatization? Not just no, but HELL NO!
By: Date: May 2, 2017 Categories: F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , ,

There was apparently a bill that the United States Congress – you know, the guys and gals that have approval ratings that hover just above syphilis and people who microwave fish at work – to privatize the Air Traffic Control system.  And not only was it not laughed out of committee, it passed!  This in itself…

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Because the US travel ban needed to get worse
By: Date: April 25, 2017 Categories: Air Travel,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , ,

If you’re an American, you already know that people around the world either hate us or think we’re just plain stupid.  Then again, let’s see what happens in France this weekend, and we’ll see if we get a pass. Anyway, so there’s now a ban on anything larger than a cellphone traveling in the cabin…

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Naming The Best AND WORST Airlines & Programs!
By: Date: April 21, 2016 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , ,

There’s a lot of “best” airline lists out there, but until now I haven’t seen much of anyone pushing a list of the worst.  But WalletHub has fixed that for us!  So if you’re interested, you can take a look at the best and worst airlines of 2016, as well as the best and worst…

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Getting sucked into the oft-odd headline
By: Date: January 12, 2016 Categories: Air Travel,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , ,

So I get a few news alerts during the day that tells me about what’s going on with the big guys (hint, Delta just passed United as the second largest airline), or maybe some cool stuff about airplane design.  I mean who wouldn’t want to read an informational article about Boeing’s new patent for an…

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