Tag: Airplanes

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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Paying Our Respects
By: Date: June 24, 2012 Categories: F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , , , , ,

I originally posted something similar to this over at CatastropheCast.com, but thought it should go here as well… I’m not only a regular business traveler, but I’m an airline geek as well.  I have been my whole life; when other 7 or 8 year olds wanted to be astronauts and firemen, I wanted to be…

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Well, American’s decision is made
By: Date: July 20, 2011 Categories: Airlines Tags: , ,

They’re going with a mixture of both Airbus and Boeing.  Stupid, really, from a purely single-fleet standpoint.  I mean Alaska and Southwest, both all Boeing 737, have basically been able to streamline maintenance and training.  Now that there’s a mixture, train half the staff one way, train the other half the other way. I can…

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When good business decisions go bad
By: Date: May 24, 2010 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Usually a company will make a business decision, evaluate, and then implement. I’m going to pick on a company that I personally love, because they are about to do this very thing. But they made the wrong decision. It’s about Alaska Airlines and their commitment to WiFi aboard all of their planes. Yeah, on-board servicing…

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