Author: walterh

Who will make the next move in the Alaska Airlines vs Delta frenemies shuffle?
By: Date: March 25, 2014 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , , ,

So there’s been a bunch of new developments along the lines of Alaska Airlines and their partner Delta.  When Delta started expanding into Alaska’s territories, things got bad.  Alaska started to retaliate, with some pretty bold moves into Salt Lake City, going from service just from Seattle to nearly every big airport in the West….

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Two sides to every story
By: Date: January 23, 2014 Categories: Air Travel Tags: , ,

So there’s a headline that caught my eye of, “US appeals court revives lawsuit vs United Airlines over wheelchair,” and I immediately did a Scooby Doo “Ruh roh” double-take, then went to the article.  Seems a woman had an issue with asking for a wheelchair from an agent; the woman had back problems and the…

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Probably the ugliest volley in the Delta/Alaska “frenemies” game
By: Date: January 23, 2014 Categories: Airlines,Airports Tags: , , , , , , , ,

So everyone’s probably already heard about how Delta and Alaska – once great friends, have slowly been turning into enemies.  And while they still are cordial to each other, the heat is getting turned up – but quick.  Delta has decided to expand their West Coast presence with flights going from Alaska hubs Seattle and…

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The AA/US Merger Is Finalized!
By: Date: December 9, 2013 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

So if you’ve been a frequent flyer of either American or US Airways, you probably just got notice that the merger between the two giants, making the largest airline in the world.  But it’s only done on paper; there are going to be years before anything really substantial happens. The letter emailed out today says…

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About this electronics stuff…
By: Date: November 8, 2013 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , , , , , ,

Okay, so first it was Delta and jetBlue that got the okay to go gate-to-gate with electronic gadgets.  Then it was American.  I had a question from a friend on this new policy, because he flew Delta mainline, where they announced the new policy, and then flew a Delta Connection flight, where the flight attendant…

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How’s THIS for a headline?
By: Date: September 23, 2013 Categories: Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , ,

So I’m going through a list of headlines for the airline industry, and I read this doozy: Hawaii Island Air unreliable according to their CEO Umm, WTH? You seriously want to tell the flying public that your airline is unreliable?  That’s like having the boarding agent take your ticket, scan it, and tell your passengers, “Hold on…

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Scuttlebutt on the AA/US merger – Thoughts?
By: Date: September 23, 2013 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , , , ,

So it should be no secret to those that follow me on here or on Twitter that I primarily fly Alaska Airlines.  I’ve been curious about the announced American/US Airways merger since day one – mostly because American is a partner with Alaska Airlines.  Not as strong a partner as Delta, but still – a…

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Filed under WTF?!?
By: Date: August 13, 2013 Categories: Air Travel Tags: , ,

So apparently you can get arrested for having sex on a commercial airplane.  That part’s not news, nor does it surprise me.  But what does surprise me was that it was oral sex – IN COACH. Now the couple in question allegedly repeatedly engaged in oral sex on an Allegiant flight from Medford to Las Vegas.  If…

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THIS headline absolutely pisses me off
By: Date: July 11, 2013 Categories: Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , ,

So I’ve got a Google keyword search that sends me a daily digest of the comings & goings of the Airline industry – the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Well today can be safely thrown into the “ugly” category.  Seriously. BusinessWeek.com’s website screamed this today: Asiana’s San Francisco Plane Crash Seen Pushing Airline to…

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