A blown tire in Newark caused rolling delays and some pretty poor customer service in Portland. Delta struck a nerve in Georgia that could hurt it on the fuel tax front. Also, some talk about battery fires and lots of other news this week.
No, that’s not really what ETOPS stands for but with the rash of engine issues in the past week we couldn’t help talking about them. Etihad cuts, Air India’s sale plans and American Airlines’ employees have a lot to say to their company. Come listen!
The A380 gets a new order and Airbus gets some additional action in China. Also, new rules for service animals, new liveries, new routes and new uniforms.
An airplane leaving the runway unexpectedly is never a good thing. Fortunately no injuries in this crazy story out of Turkey. Also, Alitalia is still looking for a savior and Azores Airlines now is as well. New uniforms, a giant cargo flight and more!
Computers are creating challenges for airlines and hotels these days. But it still isn’t a “glitch.” Another airline is disappearing and the CSeries may be flying further south than previously expected.
Is it possible to introduce a new product too soon? Also, survival of the fittest can be bad if you’re named Darwin. Plus big potential moves in China.
Is Iceland really that popular in Texas? More premium routes and no more A380s are also part of the discussions.
Maybe everyone isn’t crazy and they just have really bad ideas, right? A couple bankruptcies and a couple investments, plus a pair of new routes that just might work. C’mon in.
A quick bonus hit this week, covering American’s new routes to Europe and United’s new plan to keep flight attendants happy.
A near miss at SFO is big news this week, as are missed earnings numbers, status matches and an AvGeek tragedy.