Over the sea but not that far away
Is the UK's orange-iest low-cost airline taking off into the transatlantic long-haul market?
Our air transport team got very excited when this link to a news story on the website of industry organisation ADS arrived in their inbox:
Sadly, the Jersey in question is not "Noo Joyzey", home to New York City's second hub, Newark, but the rather closer-to-home channel island.
Just before piling up the sandbags and bulk-buying cans of soup, a former East Coast colleague noticed this graphic (below) on flightradar24.
It shows a lonely Aeroflot A330 en route from Moscow to Cuba, flying directly into the hurricane on 28 October. It was the only aircraft on the flight tracking system over the entire mid-Atlantic.
It seems the Russians were not quite as impressed by Superstorm Sandy as the rest of the world's airlines.
From the latest issue of Lufthansa's Policy Brief:
"Golf states such as the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are pursuing an aggressive growth policy with air transport at its core."
Presumably that's a green policy which is on course.
To fly, too suave
British Airways' Airbus A319s (right) have donned rather dashing moustaches to support Movember, a month-long campaign to encourage men to grow hair on their upper lip to raise money for cancer charities.
Many employees are doing the same. It is the second year BA has got involved in Movember. Last year it raised £80,000 for prostate cancer, the disease that killed former chief executive Lord Marshall.
We had a chance to visit the wonderful Pan Am store in the Miami headquarters of Pan Am International Flight Training.
Although it has nothing to do with its former airline parent, PAIFA gives the space to the charity that runs the store, and it is filled with a cornucopia of original, and remade, Pan Am merchandise and memorabilia, from stewardess's flightbags to original instruments - most of it, but not all, for sale.
The charity, run by former Pan Am employees, is trying to raise funds to establish a permanent museum in Miami to the iconic airline.