Winging It Archive: December, 2011

KLM to use social media to find seatmates

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Here's a story that has long legs, meaning it keeps getting play around the world since it first debuted last week: KLM the Dutch airline says... Read more

Airlines ranked by the greatest hassle factor

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There are all sorts of ways to rank airlines -- by on-time performance, complants, cancellations. Now the Bloomberg News service has come up... Read more

Airlines fare going up, again?

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The major network airlines tried this week to raise base fares again, for abot the 12th time this year, but the increase may not hold. Read... Read more

Oct. snow leads to more long tarmac delays

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There was a spike in long delays on airport tarmacs of airline flights in October, caused primarily by that freak snowstorm at the end of the... Read more

Shut up and drive! It's time to admit that any phone use behind wheel is stupid

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We're coming up on three years since I posted the first news article on this blog (Jan. 12, 2009) on a topic that has become dear to my heart:... Read more

Why Alec had to turn off his cell phone

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Those who care have already seen and heard enough about actor Alec Baldwin getting thrown off an American flight for not turning off his cell... Read more

Southwest's big plane order; laggng stock price (?)

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Hello again ... back for a few more postings of airline news. Southwest Airlines is all over the news today, with a report that it has placed... Read more

Unions, banks named to American creditors' committee

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The hard work of sorting out who gets what and who takes the biggest haircuts in American Airlines' bankruptcy case is taking shape. Here's... Read more