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jetBlue wants you to know it’s serious about safety

We’ve seen a lot of funny safety videos but this video from jetBlue’s Long Beach employees is less laugh-out-loud funny and more sway-along enjoyable, and also focuses on the company’s ground operations.After you view the video we have one question for you: isn’t it a FOD hazard to be dropping all of those signs on […]

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‘Top Gear’ races airport vehicles

The site of a catering truck collapsed on the wing of an Emirates A380 reminded me of this clip from “Top Gear” in which the show organises a race between a tug, fire engine, baggage cart, catering truck, passenger bus, and movable stairs (screen grab above). It’s pure recreation–and destruction–but the host jokes the race […]

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Frontier CEO Bryan Bedford cleans lavs, loads bags on ‘Undercover Boss’

Photograph: AirSpace user ksmd11 Bryan Bedford, the CEO of recently amalgamated Frontier Airlines (comprising Midwest Express and Republic Airways), is this week’s punter on the CBS show Undercover Boss. The premise is simple: a company’s boss goes incognito and carries out the less glamorous tasks at the company.Working on the front line is not unfamiliar […]

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Pause to remember AirTran & Southwest enmity videos

Following this morning’s announcement that Southwest Airlines will acquire AirTran, the two carriers begin the complex process of combining together: which aircraft to take, which cities to keep, and which ad campaigns to stuff in the closet and hope people forget about. OK, that last one may not be on the list but it is […]

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Gulfstream G650 goes pop culture with its own song

Aviation and music have long been intertwined, from dedicated songs like Leaving on a Jet Plane to songs associated–by our special aviation geek kind–to aviation, like Rhapsody in Blue. (School’s back in session so pop quiz! What airline uses the song? Answer: United.)Rap group Far East Movement (Far Eastern Air Transport, anyone?) wrote the chart-topping […]

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Strip club almost causes plane crash

I’m going to keep the puns low because I’m still basking I got to write that headline. There’s one item crossed off the aviation journo bucket list.In brief: Bombshells Nude Cabaret in Dallas, Texas installed a search light on its roof to garner attention. The owner says the search light was installed at an angle […]

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A Song About Airline Fees

If you have found your way here you probably don’t need to be told about how Ryanair and other LCCs have cheap fares but then to make money tack on fees for luggage, in-flight food and drinks, seat assignments, maybe loos, airport check in–like I said, you don’t need to be told.But have you been […]

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In-flight Mozart Concert on KLM 747

Do you fancy in-flight entertainment that’s classier than a pillow fight?Well then how about some Mozart? In the video below the Amsterdam Sinfonietta performs on board a KLM 747 flight to Shanghai, as best I can work out from the Dutch info.

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Interview with Virgin Galactic’s Will Whitehorn

MeetTheBoss.tv has an interesting interview with Virgin Galactic President Will Whitehorn. Whitehorn had been with Virgin for over two decades. He frequently worked alongside Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, which earned him the title as Branson’s right-hand man, although Whitehorn plays down the nickname.In the interview Whitehorn talks about the early days of the Virgin […]

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Hollywood Takes on Frequent Flyers

In another example of art imitating life, George Clooney is starring in Up In the Air, a film about a frequent flyer mile hoarding businessman who loves traveling and found a woman who loves it too–but suddenly his company grounds him and puts him back at the desk.Last month Gabriel Leigh made a documentary about […]

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