Sunday musings: Emirates pokes fun at US airlines, Railroad manifesto, Southwest opens new Houston terminal

Emirates pokes fun at US airline first class A manifesto on rail distribution (because the status quo is apparently broken) SilverRail Technologies, a consultant that works with railroads both in Europe and in the US, has released what they call a manifesto that will allow railroads to compete with airlines, especially in the short- and […]

Wanna get away? Not quite like this.

Southwest called it a “technical glitch.” Travelers called it a nightmare. When Southwest Airlines’ computers malfunctioned last Sunday — Los Angeles International Airport referred to it in a tweet as a “nationwide passenger processing system outage” — the airline was forced to check in many travelers manually at the airport. The result? Hundreds of flight […]

Southwest adds new routes, JetBlue opens rooftop park, Vegas pedestrian bridge gets upgrade

Southwest unveils a slew of new routes for its winter schedule Southwest Airlines will be adding several new routes for the winter. Some are entirely new routes while others mark the resumption of seasonal routes or the return of routes that Southwest had previously discontinued. The additional routes come as Southwest rolled out its winter […]

Virgin Atlantic inaugural flight canceled, Southwest faces new fines, Aeromexico US flights

Inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight to Atlanta canceled after ‘water cannon salute’ is swapped for foam and clogs engines A Virgin Atlantic flight scheduled from Manchester, England, to Altanta, Georgia, had to be canceled when a firefighter accidentally clogged the engines with foam rather than water. The Virgin Atlantic plane – with its ‘Beauty Queen’ name emblazoned […]

Half price Hawaii, SkyMiles updates, SWA international flight

Hawaii for half-price? Airfare deals to the Islands keep on coming Want to escape the winter blues? How about Hawaii? Fares are now pretty cheap. The onslaught of Hawaii deals began in December, with some roundtrips from almost all major US cities to most major Hawaiian airports in the high $500 range. We jumped on […]