Category: Air Travel Briefs

Are Continental Pilots Cooking Up a Recipe Similar to UAL’s ‘Summer from Hell’ 2000?

Happening now…….. United’s Newark Hub Has Most of 24 Cancellations on Crews United Continental Holdings Inc.’s Continental Airlines unit canceled 24 flights today because of crew shortages, mostly from the carrier’s hub at New Jersey’s Newark airport. A so-called sickout…

Four Airlines Make the List of the 19 Most Hated Companies in America

Is your carrier on the list?  Hint: “Legacy” The 19 Most Hated Companies in America TheAtlantic.com There’s a difference between Bank of America and UPS that won’t show up on their balance sheets. Customers hate Bank of America, repelled by…

Comparing airline up-charges, do you get what you pay for?

Airline perks worth paying for  Travel Tips on MSNBC.com Greasy added fees cover what were once free, so learn what’s worth the bucks Once upon a time, the guy who booked his plane ticket early was the lucky chap who…

From the Weird File: Passenger Stung by Scorpion on Alaska Airlines Flight

Scorpion on a plane: Portland-area man stung on flight to Alaska PORTLAND, Ore. – A scorpion on an airplane stung a Portland-area man flying from Seattle to Anchorage. No, it’s not a sequel to Samuel L. Jackson’s infamous 2006 action flick, Snakes…

US Airways Cross-Dressing Frequent Flyer Speaks Out

The above pic is from an August, 2010 story on CNN with a lead in story right here on this site “DFW First Class passenger wearing thigh highs, halter top, and short shorts. Is ‘he’ showing too much skin?” Anyway,…