Are all mainstream airlines run by morons?
By: Date: April 12, 2010 Categories: Air Travel Tags: , , , , , , ,

That’s what I think, especially when it comes to the “flying standby” thing.  Let me lay the groundwork here. First, there was 9/11, and nobody wanted to fly.  Airlines parked planes in the desert.  Then more economic downturns, and again, more planes parked in the desert.  Things were steady for a little while, and then…

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Leveling the playing field
By: Date: April 12, 2010 Categories: F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , , ,

So we’re going to hit a new feature here called “F’d Up Issue of the Week”, and will be honoring some sort of travel related news story *the* most fucked up in all of traveldom.  But before we can start looking at this week, I want to honor three exceptionally stupid things that travel companies…

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To the douchebag in the Portland airport yesterday
By: Date: April 12, 2010 Categories: Airports Tags: , , , , , , ,

Okay, so there’s a few Portland Airports, and there’s more than a few douchebags in each one.  This one was behind me in the TSA security line yesterday, and held the rank of Captain of one of the larger airlines. Seems the TSA got a little crazy at the ABC security checkpoint, and was sending…

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What if there was a security breach at an airport, but TSA didn’t care?
By: Date: April 8, 2010 Categories: Air Travel,Airports Tags: , , , ,

Just happened right in front of me here at GRR (Grand Rapids Airport). Interesting.  Actually, not interesting.  Maddening is more like it. Me: Um, there’s a guy that just walked up the “exit only” area. TSA Agent: I wouldn’t worry about it. Probably just one of us. Me: No, he had a bag. He’s a…

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Welcome to Air Snark!
By: Date: April 8, 2010 Categories: Air Travel Tags: , ,

I started Air Snark after a liveblogging a flight from ATL to PDX. Man, that was a lot of fun! Mostly. Ugly naked husband video chat from the lady sitting next to me, political blogging from my seat, and workerbees continuing their office work – all from 42,000 feet. Share this: Print Email Twitter Google…

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