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As airlines move into the busy summer season, the industry's May numbers continue to carriers are adding passengers and adding flights.
LONG COMMUTES are terrible. But you already knew that. I had a long commute once, for less than a year. It was tolerable at first—I did a lot of sleeping on the train. But as veteran commuters know, a commuter train isn't the best place to sleep—and unless you can sleep standing up, you had better make sure you get on first.
When you grow to be the biggest airline for domestic flying, will you still be the low-fare leader?
Southwest Airlines has informed Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that it plans to keep operating AirTran Airways at the airport until Nov. 21.
Last week I had the chance to check out American Airline’s newest aircraft —a Boeing 737-800 with Boeing’s Sky Interior. This is just one step in American renewing their fleet and brand.
When the F-22 was being designed by Lockheed Martin for the Air force back in the technological stone ages of the late 1980s and early 1990s, the computing industry had not yet moved to what is now known as open architecture -- the ability to connect numerous, interoperable devices from different developers.
My earliest Southwest Airlines memory actually happened before I even worked here. I worked in San Diego at the now-defunct Pacific Southwest Airlines, and was grieving the loss of a family member, who lived in Denver.
ON WEDNESDAY, prompted by posts from Kevin Drum and Megan McArdle, we talked about hotel room indecency. A quick review: How common is it for hotel staff to walk in on naked or half-naked guests? Very common, according to hotel staffer Jacob Tomsky's New York Times op-ed. What should we do about it? Mr Drum suggested a "zero-tolerance" policy. Ms McArdle warned that absent-minded types like herself often forget to lock doors and are walked in on accidentally.
SUNDAY'S New York Times featured an op-ed by Jacob Tomsky, a writer who spent years working in the hotel business. Mr Tomsky argued that incidents like IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid last week in Manhattan are surprisingly common in the hospitality industry:
Embraer (EMBR3.SA)(ERJ.N), the world's biggest regional aircraft maker, will take more than one year to decide whether to build a new family of jets, Chief Executive Officer Frederico Curado told newspaper Valor Economico on Wednesday.
The trio had traveled from Oklahoma City to West Palm Beach, Fla., last Friday to attend the wedding of my nephew. They were supposed to depart West Palm Beach at 6:10 p.m. Monday, connect at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in mid-evening and arrive back in Oklahoma City around 10:30 p.m. Monday.
With its red tail and white kangaroo, Qantas Airways pulled into Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s Terminal D for the first time on Monday.
Standard and Poor's Ratings Services said Tuesday it was affirming most of the debt for AMR and its American Airlines unit, but it cut the rating for some "pass-through" certificates secured by aircraft.
I first met Customer Mary at the baggage carousel as she anxiously waited for her daughter, Susan, to pick her up. It took a little time, so I waited with her and discovered that Mary had come to West Palm Beach to celebrate her upcoming 90th birthday! She definitely doesn’t look her age! Mary also shared the fact that the Flight Attendants had been great on the flight.
Today Seattle welcomed Alaska Air Cargo’s Boeing 737-400 Combi (N764AS), containing 12 tons of Copper River Salmon, which is a favorite of fish connoisseurs.
I’ll walk across the office to pick up something from the printer and refill my coffee mug. More often than not I’ll return to my desk and realize I’ve forgotten one or the other. Rarely is it the coffee.
French jet manufacturer Airbus has told airlines that early indications from the Air France Flight 447 data and voice recorders is that there was no major fault with the aircraft that led to the June 2009 crash, according to today's Wall Street Journal (subscription required).
Today was a beautiful day to fly down to San Francisco (SFO) to greet the Lufthansa’s first Airbus A380 passenger flight from Frankfurt, Germany to SFO.
Interesting post with video showing an impressive test of the Boeing 747-8 over on Randy's Journal, a blog by Randy Tinseth, vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle.
There’s been a great deal of media activity around two customers who were denied boarding on flight #5452 (MEM-CLT) this past Friday. As you probably already know, Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) who was operating the regional jet for us, offered its apologies to the customers and is following up with the crew to understand circumstances surrounding this event.