Archive for August, 2008

Internet censorship in the skies?

Posted by stephen on August 28, 2008

Rising airfares to slow Labor Day holiday travel

Posted by stephen on August 19, 2008

Passenger traffic on U.S. airlines for the 2008 Labor Day holiday travel period is expected to be 16 million passengers, a new report from the Air Transport Association (ATA) says. This is 5.7 percent down from the 17 million passengers estimated to have traveled during the same period last year.
The industry trade organization blames the [...]

United pilots: remove CEO

Posted by admin on August 15, 2008

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and the United Airlines MEC (Master Executive Council) have created a website, GlennTilton.com, which calls for the removal of Glenn Tilton as United’s CEO. The website said, “As professional pilots, we believe in accountability. Glenn Tilton, Chairman, CEO, and President of United Airlines, has failed all of us… costing [...]

American’s new deal with BA, Iberia

Posted by admin on August 14, 2008

American Airlines, Iberia, and British Airways announced earlier today that they were forming a three-way alliance that would allow them to cooperate on flights between Europe and North America. Although the three airlines are already part of the oneworld alliance, the deal allows them to work more closely together and to cut costs. Not surprising, [...]

Unusual incidents in aviation

Posted by stephen on August 6, 2008

Many times the reality surpasses the fiction. Here are some examples:
- The pilots of an Air India flight fell asleep in the cockpit and bypassed the destination airport with more than 100 kilometers. After failing to response, the air traffic controllers in Mumbai activated an alarm to wake them up. The aircraft was carrying 100 [...]

Unusual cases in the air

Posted by stephen on August 6, 2008

Many times the reality surpasses the fiction. Here are some examples:
- The pilots of an Air India flight fell asleep in the cockpit and bypassed the destination airport with more than 100 kilometers. After failing to response, the air traffic controllers in Mumbai activated an alarm to wake them up. The aircraft was carrying 100 [...]

Photo: Only in Dubai

Posted by stephen on August 1, 2008

This bus stop in Dubai is adapted for the scorching summer in the Arabian Desert and is fully equipped with access for disabled people, automatic doors and air conditioning.
This is what I call complete luxury!
Source: Embelezzia

Luxury on streets of Dubai

Posted by stephen on August 1, 2008

This bus stop in Dubai is adapted for the scorching summer in the Arabian Desert and is fully equipped with access for disabled people, automatic doors and air conditioning.
This is what I call complete luxury!
Source: Embelezzia


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