June 2011

For something different — Here is a collection of airline and travel jokes. Some would say that airline schedules and promises are enough of a joke these days, but what the heck?


Is American Airlines denying families early boarding so that they can squeeze an early boarding fee from them?


Segway ban in Boston not a good idea, still searching for a secondary airport site in Atlanta, pilots flies past security under new TSA rules


The airlines are now in the position of having to sleep in the bed that they have made themselves. The Department of Transportation (DOT) in their most recent rulemaking mandated that airline itineraries include the costs for checking luggage associated with the purchased ticket. The airlines, after claiming that their airfares and fees are fully […]


Janice Hough tells the story about a super-elite flier losing his seat to a Federal Air Marshal. She wonders why the air marshal would want to be isolated upstairs on a 747.


Bombardier sees opportunity in Boeing delays, Serengeti highway plans canceled, NTSB wants to hold pilots accountable for safety

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Packed with me or on my person was my iPhone, blackberry, iPad, Kindle and laptop. Some of you, I’m sure at this point, are already saying this is too much stuff, but you should know I was in the middle of some important stuff at work so I was just trying to be prepared, hence the laptop.


Spirit Airlines has announced that on Nov. 1, it will begin charging $5 to have a boarding pass printed by a gate agent. Online check-in and airport kiosk check-in will be free until the middle of 2012 when even airport kiosk check-in will incur a dollar charge.


This weekend on What we’re watching we feature videos done by Conan O’Brien about airline CEOs, a charming promotion video about Grand Rapids, Michigan, and finally a drag queen flies on USAir.


United Airlines is the latest to change their award rules this month. While the changes are not drastic, in general most awards “cost” a little more, especially upgrades.

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