Archive for August, 2009

New York tourism ‘Quacking’ – video

Posted by stephen on August 31, 2009

Embedded video from CNN Video

Dubai’s designer hotels

Posted by stephen on August 26, 2009

Dubai is to become the capital of couture as two of the world’s most iconic fashion houses set to launch their new luxury hotels in the emirate. The Palazzo Versace Hotel and the Armani Hotel will offer the ultimate in designer luxury living, featuring an array of fabulous facilities and lavishly designed interiors fit for [...]

Editorial: Glenn’s gotta go at United

Posted by admin on August 26, 2009

There has been a lot of stuff out there written about United Airlines, and most of it isn’t positive. We’re all familiar with the United Breaks Guitars video (the second of three is out on YouTube, by the way), and the infamous “Untied” complaint website has been a thorn in the airline’s side for many [...]

Continental to add Houston-Edmonton flights

Posted by stephen on August 24, 2009

Continental Airlines has announced plans to begin new non-stop service from its Houston hub to Edmonton International Airport beginning November 1. The daily flight is the 11th Canadian destination to be served by Continental and the airline’s fourth Canadian destination from Houston.
The service will be operated using a Boeing 737-500 aircraft with 114 seats. The [...]

Baltia Air Lines, the 20 year old startup

Posted by admin on August 19, 2009

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a press release that said that a New York-based startup, Baltia Air Lines, had signed a letter of intent to purchase a Boeing 747. Who the heck is Baltia? I did a little research (mostly in the form of 10-Q filings with the SEC) and turned up some [...]

Southwest lands in Boston

Posted by admin on August 18, 2009

I had known that Southwest Airlines was going to start service from Boston for a while, but it wasn’t until my good friend Dan at Things in the Sky talked more about it that I started thinking about how I could go and see it happen. Dan kindly sent a last-minute email to the wonderful [...]

US Airways and Delta work out a trade

Posted by admin on August 12, 2009

Some interesting news today – US Airways has announced that it is going to swap slots with Delta and get some international routes from them as well. Under the terms of the deal, which is still pending regulatory approval, US Airways gains 42 pairs of slots at Washington’s Reagan Airport and will be able to [...]

Luxury hotel for $19 a night?

Posted by stephen on August 11, 2009

A luxury resort in San Diego is offering rooms for $19 a night. Yes, that’s right. But there is a catch – you have to sleep in a tent.
The staff at the Rancho Bernardo Inn will remove the mattress and headboard and provide a small tent instead. In order to reduce the regular room rate [...]

United’s wheel of fortune

Posted by admin on August 10, 2009

I didn’t know about this until it was pointed out to me yesterday (thanks to @derekwhit and @melissaiscool on Twitter), but it seems that for the last couple of months, United Airlines has set up a ’spin the wheel’ setup at key airports. More after these pictures from FlyerTalk:Apparently, you can spin the wheel and [...]

AUVSI Special: The UAVs to watch this decade

Posted by admin on August 9, 2009

From AeroVironment to Urban Aeronautics, we list unmanned air vehicles that face major milestones in 2009 and 2010…
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