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The Love Of Planes … Visiting Where It All Began

Earlier this week NYCAviation.com’s newly appointed co-editor Jason Rabinowitz (by the way, Mazel Tov Jason!) wrote about New York JFK International Airport’s T3, the former PanAm Worldport, facing the wrecking ball.  Reading his piece on the efforts to save JFK’s T3 reminded me of where it all began for me.   Every AvGeek, Plane Spotter,…

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Airlines Not Being Entirely Honest About Delays & Cancellations

Yesterday Chris Elliott, a noted consumer advocate and travel blogger … who you should all be reading … wrote a blog post entitled ‘Are airlines bending the truth about weather delays?’, which got me thinking about all my delayed and canceled flights.   I’m not going to go into the rules surrounding passenger compensation, or…

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A US Airways & American Airlines Tie Up … revisited

Following the mergers of Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines followed by Continental Airlines and United Airlines talk of further airline consolidation was rampant. Discussions of ‘the next’ merger was frequently fueled by US Airways’ CEO Doug Parker, with the logical tie up being a US Airways and American Airlines merger.   Now, as American…

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Delta To Celebrate Flight Attendant’s 60 Years Of Service With Cake & Appetizers…don’t they deserve more?

On October 1st 1951 Bob Reardon began his career as a flight attendant with Northwest Orient.  The dominant aircraft in Northwest Orient’s fleet when Bob Reardon started to fly were the Douglas DC-3, DC-6 and Boeing Stratocruiser, the Lockheed Constellation wasn’t even flying yet. When Mr. Reardon began to fly male flight attendants were rare,…

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Was NWA WorldPerks Meshugana For Tossing Kvetching Rabbi?

Passengers complain about airlines, even devoutly loyal airline passengers at times complain about their airline of choice … but what happens when one passenger complains non-stop? In the case of Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg, a former Northwest Airlines WorldPerks Platinum Elite, the airline may have revoked his membership on the 27th of June 2008 because…

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Reader Mail : Should American Airlines & US Airways Merge Next?

This week’s reader mail comes from Jaime, from Elk Grove, IL. Following the announcement this week that United Airlines and Continental Airlines will merge, Jamie asks “The United States will now be home to the two largest airlines in the world once United and Continental merge, should American Airlines and US Airways merge next?” Well…

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A Red & Blue DC-10 Arrived Wrapped In UPS Brown

25/12/2009 – A Red & Blue DC-10 Arrived Wrapped In UPS Brown Its Christmas Day, and while today might not be ‘my holiday,’ it seems like a good time to write about what I received this year, just before starting work on KLM’s Blog…considering I only had one item on my Holiday Gift List, which…

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There Is Only One Item On This Airline Geek’s Holiday Wish List

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 8/11/2009 – There Is Only One Item On This Airline Geek’s Holiday Wish List Halloween is over and for the past few days I have listened to my children and their friends rattle off endless lists of what they would like for Chanukah and Christmas. Listening to their holiday gift…

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One Year Ago Today The World’s Largest Airline Was Created

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 29/10/2009 – One Year Ago Today The World’s Largest Airline Was Created This week the landscape of US airlines changed, as did international airline alliances, and this change was cemented a year ago today.  One year ago today the United States Department of Justice approved the purchase of Northwest Airlines…

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Continental Airlines Joins Star Alliance

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 27/10/2009 – Continental Airlines Joins Star Alliance Its been quite some time in the making, but as the sun rises over Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) this morning the former Continental Airlines SkyTeam alliance logos have been taken down and a shiny Boeing 757 sits in a hanger painted in…

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