American Airlines CEO Says Rising Price of Fuel is a “Crisis” (via Airports and Airplanes)

American Airlines CEO Says Rising Price of Fuel is a "Crisis" According to CNN, American Airlines CEO Gerard Arpey is more than just a little nervous about rising fuel prices and the overall effect they will have on the airline industry. Using some of the strongest language yet regarding the wild volatility of oil prices and the seriousness of rising costs, the CEO warned that even though airlines have begun to make profits again, substantial hardship may still lie ahead. “We’re facing another fuel crisis, … Read More

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How to Stow Carry-On Luggage and Not be a Douchebag (via Cube Farming)

How to Stow Carry-On Luggage and Not be a Douchebag I travel quite a bit for business and leisure.  As seasoned air travelers can tell you, we have little tolerance and patience for people who don't follow proper airplane boarding procedures and instructions.  One of my pet peeves revolves around stowing my carry-on roll-aboard bag in the overhead stowage compartment.  Almost every time with out fail, there's not enough room for my luggage because some douchebag doesn't know how to stow luggage.  … Read More

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Appsolutely fabulous (via Witness This)

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Appsolutely fabulous A pick of some of the best smartphone apps IF you have a cellphone contract and recently got an upgrade, you’re likely to be in possession of a smartphone. A smartphone is basically any cellphone that has a complete operating system and is able to connect to the Internet and other devices wirelessly. To put it simply, a smartphone can be thought of as a handheld computer. A fully functioning operating system allows users to install and run more a … Read More

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AIRLINES URGE SPAIN TO DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER STRIKE THREAT (via Wales Air Network News Centre)

AIRLINES URGE SPAIN TO DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER STRIKE THREAT Airlines have urged Spain to declare a state of emergency to keep airports open through a planned series of strikes in Easter and peak summer season. Members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA), which includes Tui, Thomas Cook and Monarch, said the Spanish government had to ensure airports remained fully operational at all times. The carriers transport much of Spain’s tourism traffic, which is vital to the Spanish economy. And IAC … Read More

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Germ-free Airplane rides. It’s possible…almost (via Everything Travel Everywhere)

Good tips for staying healthy on flights.

Germ-free Airplane rides. It's possible...almost With spring break FAST approaching (thank God!) many of us college students are preparing for flights to warmer destinations. Unfortunately it is still winter, and still cold and flu season. We have all had the experience of being in enclosed spaces with people coughing and sneezing and spreading their germs everywhere, airplanes are NO exception! So how do you avoid catching the cold on the airplane and risking being sick for your one glorious w … Read More

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8.9 magnitude quake hits Japan triggering devastating tsunami that cancels Sendai airport (via David Cenciotti’s weblog)

8.9 magnitude quake hits Japan triggering devastating tsunami that cancels Sendai airport On Mar.11, 2011, at 14.46LT (05.46 UTC), an 8.9 magnitude earthquake (followed by more than 30 aftershocks, the strongest measuring 7.1) with epicenter offshore 373 kilometers from Tokyo triggering a 10-metre tsunami that pounded the country’s east causing hundreds of deads and several hundreds more missing. As a consequence, air travel across Asia and Pacific were heavily impacted. Although there are no reports of damages affecting the JAL fleet … Read More

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Terror Scare or Honest Mistake? (via The 6th Floor)

Out of JFK comes a story of overreaction. It’s really no surprise given Big Sis’s “See Something. Say Something.” campaign the current state of heightened alert, then again I think since 9-11 the status has never been decreased. So I guess we are safer now than 9-11 *sarcasm*. Not really, Napalitano just needs the reassurance she has made the situation better, when in reality it’s turning into nothing more than a police state at US airports. So h … Read More

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THOMAS COOK OPERATES THE FIRST CHARTER FLIGHT INTO TUNISIA (via Wales Air Network News Centre)

THOMAS COOK OPERATES THE FIRST CHARTER FLIGHT INTO TUNISIA The first British charter flight returned to Tunisia today following the political turmoil which rocked the country in January. The Thomas Cook flight from Gatwick to Monastir took off with 207 passengers onboard on the 230-seat aircraft. The flight contained a mixture of customers who had booked holidays before the troubles as well as those who had booked last-minute deals securing savings of up to 50%. Deals included seven-nights all-inclusive … Read More

via Wales Air Network News Centre

The Whole Story! PandAir (via The Panda Chronicles)

A little humor….in black and white…..

The Whole Story! PandAir After seeing the photograph of the panda colored airplane, I remembered that we had a cartoon in the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire Archives, about that very topic. Please be advised this was an early cartoon, so the drawings do not have quite the same fabulous look as the more contemporary ones. Be the Bear! We hope you have enjoyed your flight on PandaAir! The only airline flown by Pandas to all your Panda Destinations! And may we say … Read More

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Aviation sector has high hopes for next 5 yrs (via M. Ulric Killion’s space)

Aviation sector has high hopes for next 5 yrs by Xin Dingding, China Daily, 2011-02-25 — 45 airports will be built, 700 planes to join the fleet as blueprint drafted BEIJING – China plans to invest 1.5 trillion yuan ($228.2 billion) in the aviation industry, building 45 airports and adding 700 new commercial planes, over the next five years to meet surging demand, a top regulator said on Thursday. The figure is half a trillion yuan more than that for the previous five years, Li Jiaxiang, he … Read More

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