Category: Air Travel Briefs

American Airlines files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

American Airlines and parent AMR will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday, AMR announced. Chairman and chief executive Gerard Arpey has resigned as well. The AMR board picked Tom Horton, currently AMR and American Airlines president. Horton was picked by…

Travel Tips and Forgettable Travel Items You Should Never Forget

It’s here, the holiday travel season. Think (and plan) before you fly! Martha’s top 10 travel tips. In a hurry to pack or just a lousy packer? You’ll regret forgetting items from this list. Replacements are costly, not to mention…

Holiday travel tips for all, and to all a good flight!

Tis the season for holiday travel, crowded airports, weather delays, understaffed airlines, first timers and stressed out flyers. The best advice is “be prepared” for it all. Think it through, fly smart! We’ve compiled a few helpful lists with tips…

Selling on-board ad space big money for airlines, but when is it too much?

Airline fee’s aren’t enough, selling ad space is the next big thing for airline revenue. A Lincoln Continental ad shown prior to the safety video, other advertisements appearing on overhead bins, tray tables, snack boxes, and even on flight attendant…

5 Ways In-Flight Services Have Changed Through the Years

–Philip J Reed, on behalf of Redstone College In-flight ‘service’:  perhaps the one thing that springs instantly to mind whenever anybody thinks about air travel. Whether positive or negative, we’ve all had our experiences with it, and we all have our…

Review of ‘Pan Am’, scheduled for take off this Sunday on ABC

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic Here is what “Mad Man” has wrought. (Never underestimate the power of a media-beloved period cable drama featuring beautiful people in beautiful clothes, no matter how few people actually watch it, to influence decision-making…

US Airways Captain Valerie Wells Discusses Airport Eviction Incident

US Airways Captain Describes Airport Eviction CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the first time, a US Airways captain has publicly described an incident where two security officials escorted her from the airport’s secure area after she would not fly a plane from Philadelphia to Rome…