I suppose there was a time when people airline miles on business travel and life was good. Frequent travelers got upgrades or used their points for better seats or fun trips. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that seems to be quite dead unless you’re an exec with afluenza.
A flight in China was delayed for five hours after an elderly passenger threw coins into the aircraft’s engine for good luck.
Well, this should be interesting to watch. Alaska Airlines has bought Virgin America for $2.6B. This will make the carrier the 5th largest in the US and will strengthen it in the west coast market. Alaska, which flies a fleet of 737s in its mainline operation, will take on the approximently 60 A320s operated by…
A technical issue with the landing gear of the Boeing 747 Flight VS43 out of London Gatwick, forced the aircraft to circle the skies of England, eventually making a safe but dramatic landing at the Sussex airport, as seen below.
Here's video evidence of the extreme turbulence encountered by a passenger on American Airlines Boeing 777-200, Flight 280 from Seoul to Dallas-Fort Worth that injured 14 including 10 passengers.
In a fantastic public relations stunt, the Dutch airline partnered with Van Doorne's Automobiel Fabrieken (DAF) to arrange 46 of their cars in a full-scale outline to inaugurate the delivery of their first Boeing 747 which was the largest passenger airliner in 1971.
Corporate cultures tend to dwindle into self-parodying jokes to the degree where Dilbert has been riding on this for decades. Force two clashing corporate cultures to merge and the result is pretty much what you expect.
Rooting for the home team is always good, right? Boeing completely dominating Airbus all over the place is something that should make us all happy, right? No. Not really, not at all.
If you've ever sat in a plane on the tarmac only to have the flight cancelled, been bumped just before boarding, or landed at your destination only to be told your luggage will arrive sometime in the next 12 hours, you know how air travel can suck. In all of those cases, the airline owes you for your trouble.…