Tag Archive for travel

They Won’t Need Convincing

Worth noting, if this really works as advertised, no law will be needed to force airlines to use it, they’ll trip over themselves getting to it. And I hope it works. Electric Taxiing Motors Could Save Airlines Millions Of Dollars:…

They Know How Much You Paid & Treat You Accordingly

Interesting. Kind of like a scarlet letter only they can see. Book Review: Full Upright and Locked Position – WSJ.com: Even what class you fly doesn’t matter as much as an innocent-looking single letter on your ticket—the fare code. It…

Air Travel Safety Fact of The Day …

Amazing, and we take it for granted. Asiana Airlines crash: Stop blaming SFO’s runways and Korea’s pilots for Flight 214’s crash. – Slate Magazine: It is imperative to remember that Saturday’s accident was the first multiple-fatality crash involving a major…

Free Speech & Airline Fees

This. George F. Will: The government puts a limit on free speech about taxes – The Washington Post: The government’s total price rule forbids the airlines from calling attention to the tax component of the price of a ticket by…

It’s Not Okay To Ask …

I’d be interested to learn what percentage of those incensed that some would ask for donations, are okay with money being forcibly taken. BBC – Travel – You travel. Who pays? - There is a growing trend among travellers of using the internet…

Lots of People Want To Become Flight Attendants

Amazing numbers. How Much Money Do Flight Attendants Make? – Businessweek:”Whenever airlines advertise openings for flight attendants, the applications gush in. Southwest Airlines (LUV) recently received 10,000 applications for 750 attendant positions—in about two hours. A year ago, 114,000 people…

Are Airline Seat Prices Immoral?

This ridiculous column in The Atlantic argues that some fees that airlines charge are immoral. And for those up-in-arms over unfair or “immoral” baggage fees, “In the end, passengers pay more in government taxes and fees than they do for…