Category: Martha’s Grab Bag

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…

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…

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…

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…

Do you have a hotel horror story to share?

Below is from www.elliot.org. Christopher Elliott is a consumer advocate and travel journalist. Check out his always informative and entertaining travel blog. Ridiculous or not? The “myth” of the unchanged hotel sheets “Carolyn Golaszewski, a flight attendant for a major airline, wrote to me…

Entertainment Tonight’s Nicole Dabeau at Virgin Training

ET’s Nicole Dabeau is so impressed with Virgin Atlantic service, she attends their cabin crew training. What does it take to be a red hot Virgin Atlantic Flight Attendant? Click the AOL story and video to find out……. AOL Travel,…

It sucks to be sucked out of an airliner…..

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET SUCKED OUT OF A PLANE? Here are the details — in case you were wondering after a hole blew out on a recent Southwest Airlines flight. THE GIST It would be virtually impossible to survive…

Finally, an Air Travel Fee that Makes Good Sense!

Great news for air travelers. At a starting price of $17.50 for a pleasant “airport experience”, AirSpace Lounges are planned at more than 40 airports across the U.S.. Company promises cheap airport lounge access for all Would you pay $17.50…