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Airline Social Media Outlook 2015: Budget, Challenges and Metrics

Social Media for Airlines: Now and Tomorrow Social media marketing has secured a firm position in the marketing strategies of most airlines. Yet, many executives see a chasm between where airlines are and where they should be in leveraging social media to achieve business goals. Show More Summary

Let’s Avoid Ebola Paranoia and Stop All These Airplane Quarantines with Some Handy Tips

Media can make things get out of control – Image: Original photo via ChameleonsEye | Full story originally posted on via Brett Snyder… Had I said to you a month ago that your flight was quarantined because of an Ebola scare, you would have laughed out loud (unless, of course, you’re from [...]Show More Summary

US cannot afford any more welfare for cars

We try to document the direct and indirect subsidy for the auto-and-sprawl system on this blog and also here. One of the biggest "hidden" costs of this system is the US military. The autosprawl interests in the US use its military to...Show More Summary

AirServices CEO queried over knowledge of Crimes Act

Early this week during Senate Estimates hearings the CEO of AirServices Australia, Margaret Staib, was questioned as to why she didn’t refer a manager who stole up to $20,000 from the Commonwealth to the Director of Public Prosecutions. This is what is reported in Hansard, but was apparently too hot for the general media to [...]

Get Involved in Helping to Plan the Future of Portland! The Comprehensive Plan 2035…

The 2035 Comprehensive Plan is currently being commented on for the city of Portland. The idea is to go to the plan site located at The main page when you arrive will look something like thi...

NY: Report Warns MTA Borrowing Could Hike Fares Further

Fares are at risk for an even greater hike if the MTA is forced to borrow billions of dollars to fund its transit improvement plan, the state comptroller warned Tuesday.

Ryanair has a Great Brand. What is the Secret to its Success?

Ryanair has a great brand It sounds counter-intuitive but it’s true. The Ryanair brand is smart, and other airlines have much to learn from it. What is the secret to its astounding success? Read on to find out. The Ryanair brand is built on a solid foundation and personified by its CEO — with his ? The post Ryanair has a Great Brand. Show More Summary

Standby Adventures: Spending the Night in Newark

Spending the night on standby in Newark – Photo: Jared and Corin | Wiki Commons While my experiences of flying standby this summer were filled with many last minute decisions, changing of plans, and an overall change in traveling lifestyle, I never imagined anything crazier than having to fly through an extra city or [...]Show More Summary

World recession driving oil price war

As Oil Prices Plummet, Saudi Arabia Faces a Test of Strategy - "Others say the kingdom is facing lower prices no matter what it does because it cannot control the causes of the price dive, which include the drilling frenzy in North America and falling demand in Europe, Japan and much of the developing world. Show More Summary

There has to be more to Virgin’s Alice-Darwin ambitions

Virgin Australia has announced three times weekly 737 flights between Alice Spring and Darwin from the end of March. QantasLink flies the route now 14 times a week. What are we missing? The normal response in unequal battles like this is that the dominant player, on this occasion QantasLink, sells fares on its twice daily [...]

Building a Better Block, Portland’s 3rd Avenue Reimagined!

Better Block PDX set out to reimagine, in real life, what 3rd Avenue could be if redesigned as a true pedestrian street and plaza. The results were spectacular!

NY: Subway Hit New Ridership Record Five Times Last Month

Daily ridership on the subway system broke a record last month -- five times -- the MTA said Wednesday.

Valley Metro Rail Awards Contract Extension to ACI

Alternate Concepts will continue partnership with Valley Metro through 2016.

Which were the best airline marketing campaigns in September 2014? Find out in our Airline Marketing Benchmark Report

Jointly produced by SimpliFlying, and industry and consumer trends research agency,, the highly-acclaimed Airline Marketing Benchmark Report analyses a wide range of airline marketing case studies each month. Disover 15 new innovative airline marketing campaigns. Show More Summary

Touring the Restored First Boeing 747 – Make Your Visit on Oct 18th

The City of Everett looks great in her new coat of paint For those of you who have previously visited the Museum of Flight, you know it is a world-class facility and well worth the visit. However, it was always sad looking at the first Boeing 747 sitting outside in bad shape. As the [...]Show More Summary

The US has all the oil it needs -- time to stop killing Muslims

The only reason the US needs to control world energy prices is because it has a car-dependent infrastructure on which the fortunes of the top billionaires depend.The simple answer to this is: default, degrow, decarbonize, and decolonize.Default:...Show More Summary

MH370 and more hypocritical nonsense from the ATSB chief

On board a ship with fools at another gutless, witless bit of PR theatre over the search for MH370

Alternative Concepts Inc. (ACI)

Alternate Concepts Inc. (ACI) provides operations and maintenance services to public and private mass transit systems.

Is KLM the most helpful airline in the world? Re-thinking airline customer service #happytohelp

Over the last week, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines set out to help any traveller in the world. Whether or not they were flying KLM. Now, read that last sentence again! #happytohelp While most airlines struggle to scale to provide decent customer service via social media to their own passengers, KLM took on the world. Show More Summary

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