Tiger up, Singapore Airlines down as low cost trumps full service in fourth quarter earnings.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will increase its loan to Polish rail operator PKP Intercity from the €224m originally agreed in July 2011 to €342m to buy a fleet of 20 Pendolino electrical multiple units (emus).
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has launched consultations for the first phase of Britain's £32bn High Speed 2 (HS2) rail network's draft environmental statement (ES) and proposed design refinement.
It’s Airports this time, folks! Airlines have been doing great work in the digital sphere, with AirAsia most recently stirring up a storm with guest stewardess, Richard Branson. Airports may be playing catch up in the online space but a handful have taken some big steps. Show More Summary
US-based construction and engineering firm Bechtel has won a £36m contract from London Underground to modernise Vauxhall tube station over the next few years.
Well, that has to be the best news for a new airport in the Sydney basin for years. Sydney Airport chairman, Max Moore Wilton, has given Fairfax Media the definitive commitment not to put SACL’s hand up to exercise its first right of refusal to build a second Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek when the [...]
The extraordinary deal the Penn Pike has done with a couple of Philadelphia brokers to borrow up to $250m from foreign investors seeking US residency visas (known as the EB-5 program) looks both better and worse on a second look. The...Show More Summary
A weak Australian dollar is good for the country, bad for its airlines.
Don’t forget this weekend is the annual GorgeRail slideshow at the Discovery Center in The Dalles. This year’s line up looks fabulous and includes dogcaught.com founder Aaron Hockley presenting an amusing look at railfan photography. I plan to be there enjoying the shows and hanging out with friends. I hope to see many of the [...]
So I could show off my iPhone ticket. This morning I became a beta tester for the Globe Sherpa app. I haven't used all the bells and whistles yet, but the core functionality is pretty straightforward. I purchased four 2-hour tickets with my credit card. Show More Summary
Navigation for Business - Dispatchers can push out turn-by-turn directions and job details to vehicles. M-Nav 800 identifies the closest, best-equipped vehicle for the task at hand. Increased Driver Safety - M-Nav 800 Bluetooth capabilities...
In just over 24 hours of brutal insights into errors in Virgin Australia and a sharp sell off in the shares that aren’t owned by major investors Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and Etihad the market at least has new guidance from its management that it will nevertheless be in profit, reduced profit, for the [...]
Anchorage winter operations continue... Tonight, freezing fog. It is an amazing meteorological phenomenon; fog that freezes on everything. We pushed back on schedule with 119 passengers and prepared the aircraft for de-icing/anti-icing. Show More Summary
Sir Richard Branson gives that little personal touch to Tony Fernandes from Air Asia – Photo: Adam Lee, Air Asia In 2010 two Formula 1 Race team owners made a bet between each other over who would finishing higher in the Constructors’ Championship. The two owners were Sir Richard Branson, owner of the [...]
Three days off-duty...I am at the holding fix (Starbucks) waiting for two amigos, both company Captains, and, also, riding Japanese death missiles. There used to be five of us, but the other two were riding in tight formation, overlapping...Show More Summary
SEPTA may slightly reduce its fare hike and allow more rides on passes under changes offered to its planned overhaul of the fare-collection system.
Position: 70 miles southeast of PANC (aviation shorthand for Anchorage; P= Pacific) Altitude: 25,000 feet and climbing at 2,000 feet per minute Groundspeed: 506 mph (440 knots) Destination: Lost Wages, and then on to LAX for the overnightThe sun is hanging low in the southern sky as we blast out of Anchorage for the lower 48. Show More Summary
Position: 40 miles south of ChicagoAltitude: 39,000 feetGroundspeed: 610 m.p.h.Destination: New York CityTime: 2:30 A.M. localThe half way point is ten minutes ahead; thank goodness. Day number one of a night trip is always the toughest, because the pilot must switch the internal clock to the vampire mode after living in the sunlight for a few days. Show More Summary
The time for campaigning is about to end. Now the hard work delivering on promises made to 80,000 daily CTA Red Line customers who will lose a vital transportation lifeline for five months is set to begin Sunday.
My airline has scheduling software that will allow pilots to trade trips within certain parameters, so I posted one of my trips, with two very early morning departures, on the trade board. Sure enough, another Captain wanted my trip over his assigned trip. Show More Summary