Tag: Continental

Airbus factory in Alabama?
By: Date: June 27, 2012 Categories: Air Travel Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Okay, so I know I’ve ranted in the past about <a title="Hey American Air – How about you buy your namesake?" href="http://www.airsnark navigate to this web-site.com/2011/07/19/hey-american-air-how-about-you-buy-your-namesake/”>“patriotically named” airlines that don’t fly American planes.  It’s a particular pet peeve of mine.  I mean “US Airways (brought to you by a European consortium)” and “American Airlines (soon…

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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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Who’s Buying Who And Merging And What Now?
By: Date: January 29, 2012 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

So what in the hell is exactly going on these days? First, AMR, the parent company of American Airlines (but then again if you’re an airline junkie like I am, you already knew that!), filed for bankruptcy.  And almost immediately, there were rumors swirling around about Delta possibly putting together a bid for AMR.  And…

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So Alaska Air Wants To Stay Independent
By: Date: May 16, 2011 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , , , , , ,

At least according to something the CEO just said.  He wants Alaska Air Group to be independent while others consolidate themselves out of existence. I think it’ll happen, but there’s a catch.  And that catch is, there isn’t an airline CEO with the gumption to try and out-size United Continental.  Let me explain. Back when…

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The “ugly girl”?
By: Date: May 5, 2010 Categories: Air Travel Tags: , ,

Wow.  You know, for all that is wrong with US Airways, it’s weird that the CEO of Continental apologized for calling them “the ugly girl”.  I mean, there is honestly so much more that could be used.  First off, they’re not called US Scareways for nothing.  Sure, they have the hero, Sullenberger.  But every time…

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What is United getting out of the Continental merger?
By: Date: May 3, 2010 Categories: Airlines Tags: , ,

In a word: EVERYTHING When you hunt around chatrooms and talk to people who fly regularly, there is not a lot of good that is often said about many of the major airlines (United, American, etc).  The thing is, though, Continental always bucked that trend.  They always ended up on the good side of the…

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