Category: Airlines

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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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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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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AirSnark’s Book Is Out!
By: Date: January 9, 2016 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines,Airports,Car Rental,Hotels,TSA Tags: , ,

So a while back I wrote a travel book, detailing exactly how someone who is new to the business traveler world should navigate.  Points this, hotel that, and the like.  Then the book sat unloved for a while. Well it’s not only been resurrected – it’s published! Currently the book, titled A Million Miles Amok:…

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Bad Form, Air Canada!
By: Date: December 31, 2015 Categories: Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , ,

So I have a side hobby that keeps me busy called CatastropheCast, in which I talk about disasters and catastrophes that have happened in the last couple hundred years.  A big part of that is airplane crashes, which luckily have become much more rare these days. Arguably one of the most important airline incidents was…

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The Latest Volley in the Frenemies Fight Between Alaska and Delta
By: Date: November 26, 2014 Categories: Airlines Tags: , ,

So I have been waiting for the other shoe to drop in the Alaska/Delta frenemies fight, and it has.  An email from Alaska Airlines this morning spells out mileage accrual changes for elites flying on Alaska, and anyone flying on Delta.  Elites on Alaska will be earning even more miles, which is awesome for us!…

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Airsnark’s Unscientific Guide To The Airlines – SAFETY
By: Date: October 6, 2014 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

As I start this five part series on my own ranking of the airlines, I have to say that these rankings are all of my own choosing, and have to do solely by my experiences first hand, or because of things I’ve read (from credible sources). So when you’re ready to go on a trip,…

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