Category: Airlines

AirSnark’s Unscientific Guide To Ranking The Airlines!
By: Date: October 6, 2014 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: ,

So my shitty experiences on Delta, and some rather shaky/scary experiences on Skywest (“This is your Captain speaking. I’m sorry about the delay, but when we landed, a piece fell off of the airplane.  We had to find it and figure out what piece it was before we could fix it.”), I’ve decided to put…

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So why am I so hard on Delta Airlines?
By: Date: October 5, 2014 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , ,

If you follow my twitter feed, then you’ll note that as of late, I’ve had some not very nice things to say about Delta.  Now don’t get me wrong; they are a big airline, and they have a very nice route map.  But I have to say it’s not the route map or the size…

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I am neither a good reporter, nor prognosticator
By: Date: April 3, 2014 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , ,

So I recently had some questions and posited some opinions in the Alaska vs. Delta frenemies shuffle that’s been going on the last few months – and I got some stuff wrong.  But not only that, I got some prognostication wrong as well.  So now I’m here to hopefully fix all that. First thing is,…

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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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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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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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