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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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Travel Etiquette : Boozing It Up On Morning Flights

The drink cart … something many passengers seem to eagerly wait for, regardless of the length of a flight or the time of day a flight is flying.  While there is nothing wrong with a Bloody Mary in the morning or a shot of Jack Daniels in the evening, just like drinking on the ground,…

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The American Airways, err US Airlines, Merger

Valentines Day will bring together a new relationship, the union between American Airlines and US Airways.   What a merged American Airlines and US Airways will look like will remain to be seen, and both airlines have a checkered history in buyouts and mergers. When American Airlines took over TWA hostility ran deep, the tension…

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A New Passport, Sad or Exciting?

Yesterday I lost my companion of 10 years, almost exactly to the day. My trusted friend, jam packed with extra pages, was set to expire today, the 12th of February 2013 … the same day I am boarding flights to Italy and Russia.   When I picked up my dear friend a decade ago it was…

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The Cancellations, The Annoyances, The Helpful

Right now I am crammed into seat 27E, a middle seat, on board Delta Air Lines Flight 2362, a Boeing 757-200 flying from Los Angeles to New York’s JFK, instead of sitting in an Economy Comfort window seat headed to Honolulu … and I am happy about it. Let me tell you why …  …

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Kuwait Airways Continues Its Long Road To Privatization

Just over five years ago, back on the 9th of January 2008 Kuwait’s National Assembly approved the privatization of Kuwait Airways … and if this line sounds familiar, it is because I wrote it word for word on the 5th of May 2011 … now on the 23rd of January 2013 Kuwait’s National Assembly approved…

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TSA Ends Rapiscan Contract But Keeps Backscatter Scanners

Yes, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has severed it contact with Rapiscan as a supplier of Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) passenger screening scanners … but the removal of the remaining 174 Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanners has nothing to do with them being ‘backscatter‘ technology scanners, nor the potential health risks posed by backscatter technology,  nor…

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The new American Airlines paint job … yay or nay?

American Airlines will officially unveil its new aircraft livery in 15 minutes, at 9:00am CST, replacing their decades old classic livery … change can be good or bad.   What is your opinion of the airline’s new livery?     Happy Flying!   @flyingwithfish

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American Airlines’ New Branding … You Saw It Here First!

In just 30 minutes American Airlines will officially reveal its new branding, logo and livery, replacing its classic branding we have all come to know over the past few decades.   But why wait those long 30 minutes when I can reveal to you the airline’s new branding logo, font and imagery right now?  …

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Aviation Security … The Archie Bunker Viewpoint

First off … if you don’t know who Archie Bunker is this post may not make any sense to you … that said, given that I was born in June 1975, I am reaching back into the brilliance of Archie Bunkerisms that pre-date my own existence by nearly three years.   In the early 1970s…

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