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Security theater could make in-flight performance

US flight attendants hold one of the most thankless jobs in the air transportation system (eclipsed, perhaps, only by the role of TSA screener).Airlines’ pursuit of ancillary revenue has led to the unbundling of in-flight services, and in turn flight attendants have been forced to add cashier to an ever-growing job description that already includes […]

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UPDATE: Korean rocks economy with IFE, power & pretty girls

UPDATE: This is not Thales IFE. It’s Panasonic IFE! Doh! Indeed, I’m told that, at present, the dominant portion of Korean’s fleet is fitted with Panasonic System 3000 and eX2. Original blog:Sitting in Row 48 on a Korean Air Boeing 777-200, Zsolt Kiraly – an Apple loving, iPhone coding, Japanophile, MBA grad and all-round airplane […]

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Is US Airways smart to be cheap?

When US Airways recently emerged as one of most aggressive amongst its peers to implement in-flight food and beverage sales – notoriously charging passengers for life’s most basic necessity, water – the news media, including myself, skewered the Star Alliance member’s decision. But support for the move is coming from a rather unlikely source – […]

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United Airlines, flight attendants, wrist bands and witch hunts

United Airlines flight attendants’ union, the AFA-CWA, is lashing out at management for instructing attendants to remove wristbands that call for the removal of ever-popular chairman and CEO Glenn Tilton. “Clearly, the words ‘Glenn’s Gotta Go’ are nothing more than an expression of encouragement for Glenn to consider his career options,” says Greg Davidowitch, president […]

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