Category: F’d Up Issue of the Week

“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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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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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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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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