Archive | February, 2011


VIDEO: SAS 737 pirouettes on Norwegian ice

Ice on the apron proves just a little tricky for this Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737, captured sliding around at Norway’s Bodø Airport. Full video from VGTV can be seen here. 

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Emirates leads the honours at Loyalty awards

Emirates won the popular vote at Loyalty 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas last night for its Skywards Miles Accelerator initiative. The Middle East giant was one of the three winners recognised by the awards judging panel, alongside SAS and Intercontinental Hotels Group.

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As not seen on Monarch Airlines

In fact you won’t be able to nick these Royal Wedding ‘souvenirs’ from the seat-pocket of any flight to the UK, but committed republicans, revolutionaries and traitors to the crown can order theirs here.  

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Spain 1 Chile 0 (after extra time)

Quite why it’s taken five years of legal wrangling to work this out is beyond me, but the European Court of Justice has ruled that people aren’t stupid enough to mistake the Chilean carrier LAN for Spain’s Air Nostrum. Perhaps LAN felt its lawyers were being underused when it sent them out to pursue Air […]

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Alaska’s chief thinks Southwest would say “not guilty”

Alaska Air Group chief executive William Ayer believes his company would be found “not guilty” in the fee court of Southwest Airlines. Southwest followed its “Bags Fly Free” campaign with a roll-out of a series of commercials featuring “Fee Court” scenarios where other airlines are taken to task for charging outrageous change fees. During a […]

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Sharing the dough on Cupid’s day

US carriers are attempting to share some love, and more importantly cash, on this St. Valentines Day. United-Continental is handing $224 million in profit sharing today while Delta is passing out $331 million. Soutwest also gave its employees a $150 bonus just ahead of the holiday today. Delta’s $331 million payout is the largest in […]

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VIDEO: KLM goes candid camera on personal space

To illustrate the carrier recruited US comic Matt Chapman to roam candid camera-style around Schiphol Airport invading the personal space of various business travellers. Watch the video here.

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Air Koryo safety video (with added propaganda)

  “Welcome to Air Koryo’s airplane of Juche-oriented Korea vigorously advancing towards the Socialist powerful nation by the Songun politics of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il.” Fortunately the nationalistic gong-bashing settles down fairly shortly into this North Korean Tu-204 safety video, so it can talk about more pressing things, like checking your camera* doesn’t […]

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5 Minute Capital

CIT has launched a podcast series dubbed 5 Minute Capital featuring company execs commenting on current markets and trends. In this addition CIT President of Transportation Finance Jeffrey Knittel shares some insight gleaned from the company’s 2011 Global Aerospace Outlook . Knittel sits down with Stuart Feil, Editoral Director of Forbes Insights, to talk about what […]

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