Winging It Archive: March, 2012

63 years later, flight attendant still ejnoys job

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This is a delightful story that sorta-literallly flies in the face of stories of unhappy airline employees. Read here about the United flight... Read more

No surprise: JD Power finds customers like newer airlines better than old ones

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The evidence keeps mounting that so-called low-cost airlines, a misnomer these days after the older network carriers have used Chapter 11 to... Read more

UK airlines warn of chaos during Olympics

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Four British airlines are cautioning UK transport officials that they need help, and some special handling, during the London smmer Olympic... Read more

PHL's very good January on-time performance

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PHL's on-time flight departure record in January was the best we can recall in a long time: It was the 10th best in the nation, according to... Read more

US Airways: sharing profits, avoiding hostilities

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US Airways has been active, news-wise, the last few days. Today, CEO Doug Parker told employees how much 2011 profit-sharing cash they were... Read more

US Airways buys American-related domain names

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US Airways, trying to make sure it's not the victim of "cyber-squatting" on Internet domain names if it makes a deal to merge with American... Read more

Fuel costs pushing fares up, flights down

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We naturally hear more these days about the rising price of motor fuel, since it affects so many people, than we do about the effect of oil... Read more

Direct Air cancels all its flights; served ABE

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Hello ... back from another long break of the kind afforded the semi-retired ... with unfortunate news for customers of Direct Air, a public... Read more