Weekend what we’re reading: Solar-powered ski lift, cleaner airplane toilets, Southwest: top airline for customer service

This weekend we look at a new solar-powered skilift in Switzerland, read about employee suggestions about keeping airplane toilets clean that saved millions and Southwest tops a survey of airlines for customer service.
By |February 25th, 2012|Today|2 Comments|

As United-Continental final merger looms, tips for March 3 Madness

United's merger with Continental Airlines merger has been a long time coming. The "final" step, or at least the end of the Continental name, is coming March 3.
By |February 24th, 2012|Today|25 Comments|

What we’re reading: Flying people in NYC, Delta Shuttle to have Wi-Fi, SWA mechanics vote down integration agreement, SWA most desired brand

Flying people in NYC, Delta Shuttle gets WiFi, SWA mechanics vote down integration agreement, SWA most desired brand

As airlines make ticketing more complex, travel agents make a comeback with insider bargains and tips

With airlines making the booking process more and more complex; with agencies negotiating varied packages; with travel agents enjoying special relationships with cruise lines, airlines, rental car companies and hotels; dealing with a talented travel agent that knows your preferences and travel proclivities can be an attractive proposition.
By |February 23rd, 2012|Today|7 Comments|

What we’re reading: Continental name to fade next month, Vegas hotel supervisor tells all, Cunard to offer onboard weddings, 55 787s could have delamination issue

Continental name to fade into United next month, a Vegas hotel tell-all, Cunard to offers weddings at sea, 55 787s could have delamination problems
By |February 23rd, 2012|Today|1 Comment|

Who’s afraid to drive on the left-hand side?

I don’t scare easily, but nothing puts the fear of God in me like driving on the left-hand side of the road. On a recent visit to Bermuda, while I was taking a pre-dawn walk along a winding road, I nearly collided with a swarm of scooters. Turns out I was facing the wrong direction. In London, despite signs on the pavement warning tourists and absent-minded pedestrians to “look right,” I was almost run over by a bus.

What we’re reading: Spirit Airlines can help Las Vegas, travel agents do still exist, AA aims to bolster routes

Spirit Airlines can help Las Vegas with new base, travel agents do still exist and serve passengers, AA aims to bolster international routes

8 suggestions for spending time while stuck in an airport

Who wants to be stuck in an airport for hour after hour? But, stuff happens. “How do you make the best of it?”

Whether in transit or dealing with a plane that has been delayed, what do you do if you’re forced to spend more than a few hours in an airport?

By |February 21st, 2012|Today|9 Comments|

WiFi on planes — still not a standard. That’s not a bad thing

Airline travel, for me, is my off-line sanctuary. I catch up on books I've been meaning to read. I can read local newspapers and yes, the occasional junk magazine. What about you?
By |February 21st, 2012|Today|5 Comments|

What we’re reading: World’s best airports, airlines debate ETS in Moscow, Pinnacle investigating Delta flight crew

World's best airports, Moscow is site for debate about EU's emissions trading scheme, Pinnacle investigating possibly drunk Delta flight crew