Archive | December, 2007


Life after Delta

Jim Whitehurst walked away from Delta without the crown – but now he has a bright new Red Hat.

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Nothing happens at Christmas – you’ve got to be joking!

There use to be a time when the air transport industry shut down over the 10-14 days of the festive season/turn of the year. Not any more. Just look at the happenings over the past five days since 24 December or Christmas Eve: * It may be in pole position to take over Alitalia, but […]

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Outrageous Acts of the Deity

Pilots blame management for blaming weather cancellations on the weather. But recent history suggests they may have a point.

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Another one bites the dust: MAXjet shuts down

MAXjet shuts down but other luxury carriers say they’re doing just fine, thank you

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Kayak steps up the meta-search assault

Two major meta-search engines combine in the combative on-line travel agency field

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Farther, faster, higher, older

On the fiftieth anniversary of the first flight of the 707, we note a speed/comfort tradeoff that is now itself in transformation.

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UPS claims title as Santa’s biggest team of Little Elfs

UPS adds a massive number of people, vehicles and flights to make sure it can deliver all of its packages during the festive season

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Airline Business is on the air

AB writers talk about in-flight connectivity, flight caps

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Drunk by noon no more

Press corps foibles at an airline news event.

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Close shave at Skybus

Skybus seeks ‘sponsors’ from visitor bureaus as its losses mount

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