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My Inner Seven-Year-Old Hangs Out with the Paine Field Fire Department

I think many people have a child-like persona that lives inside them. I know I do. When I had the opportunity to hang out with the fine folks at the Paine Field Fire Department, my inner seven-year-old was not only excited, but very jealous of my mid-30s self. Show More Summary

Five lessons for airline marketers from British Airways #fuelledbylove

Last week, British Airways released a six-and-a-half minute long short film (commercial?) that has since become a hit on the internet. As of writing, the video has already garnered close to 1.2m views on YouTube. On, where the videoShow More Summary

A video reminder that the redone Pel-Air report is now due

A reader has sent us this link to a YouTube of the recovery late last year of the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from the sea floor wreckage of the Pel-Air Westwind jet that was ditched near Norfolk Island in November 2009. It’s a reminder that the redone report into this accident is due […]

News Roundup: Causation, not Correlation

Data from Vancouver suggests the path to stable housing prices lies with the type of housing where supply can expand (condos), not fixed (single family). Sound Transit will store buses from Pierce County in a Sodo lot during the day, save $500,000 annually. Mukilteo rail platform will open in “weeks”, after many delays. Shoreline Lynnwood […]

Qatar Airways’ CEO Has Sharp Words for Delta & American

Qatar Airways held a press conference on Tuesday to highlight the carrier's entry into the Los Angeles market, with His Excellency, Qatar Group CEO Akbar Al Baker, providing his insights into the new service, as well has having some choice words regarding what he views as an unwarranted attack on his airline by the three big US-based carriers. Show More Summary

I Did the Spirit Airlines Bare Fare… For Science!

I paid a mere $16.11 for a one-way Spirit Airlines Bare Fare flight from Kansas City to Dallas. Crazy, right? It gets crazier… $14.24 of that ticket went to the "Government's Cut," (Spirit's words, not mine) that is, various government-imposed fees and taxes. Show More Summary

MH17 criminal probe ticks on, and could blow up in our faces

A recent Dutch news report, picked up by Live Leak, is a reminder that the Australian government’s rhetoric about the MH17 atrocity is on course for a rough ride this year as the Dutch criminal inquiry continues its pursuit of guilty parties in the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines 777 while in transit over […]

Sunday Open Thread: Stations

Stations from Snowday on Vimeo. Like channel surfing but for subway stations.

When we look ahead, we look to you. Happy Holidays!

        To all our readers, clients and partners – Thanks for making 2015 has been a phenomenal year for us. We worked on some of our most ambitious projects till date, which involved shaking up B2B aviation marketing, leading the first ever airline marketing innovation lab and helping airlines small and large become remarkable. Show More Summary

RapidRide+: The Corridors

Last week I described the overall goals for the RapidRide program. Today I’ll look at all the corridors themselves.  Keep in mind that everything described here comes from the Transit Master Plan addendum and represents early-stage ideas.  This will all be refined through community input as these routes are designed and implemented over the next seven years. […]

New details about MH370 search come to light

New insights into the search for missing flight MH370, and what happens the moment the jet is found, were explained at a briefing for members of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute in Perth recently. Paul Kennedy, MH370 Search Project Director, Fugro Survey, took the audience through the same induction video shown to recruits before […]

Sunday Open Thread: Adam Ruins Cars

A humorous animated take on “the high cost of free parking”. I also laughed at “why jaywalking is a crime” and “the reason car dealerships are the worst” from the same show. via Streetsblog

To the MAX! The Boeing 737 MAX That Is…

This week, Boeing took the time to not only show off their improved production line for the 737 MAX, but also the first (and second) aircraft. Over two days, AirlineReporter visited Boeing's 737's factory in Renton, Wa to learn moreShow More Summary

Sunday Open Thread: A Ride In The City

Chicago from the “L”. I enjoy the view from elevated trains. A Ride In The City from RYANJBOLGER on Vimeo.

Vueling names planes after local heroes from around the world #storiesthatdeserveaplane

Lots of airlines have named planes in the past. Some name them on cities, some christen planes with names of spices, and some with their fans. But Vueling, the Spanish low cost carrier, has taken it a step further. The airline has launched...Show More Summary

Pilots and Birds

Pilots have sort of a love-hate relationship with birds. Some learned to fly out of a desire to be like the birds. I came grudgingly to appreciate avian skills while I was a student pilot learning to judge winds and momentum in the flare. Show More Summary

Alaska Airlines Aviation Day: Getting Youth Engaged With Aviation

Passion, dedication, and giving back to the community. These are the main things that really made Alaska Airlines Aviation Day shine. Since I have been running AirlineReporter, for almost eight years, I have met many people in the airline business and aviation. Show More Summary

Travelport creates video to highlight how it is redefining travel commerce

Travelport has rounded off an 18-month branding project by launching a new high-end B2B commercial entitled ‘We’re There’. The video portrays how Travelport is redefining travel commerce through innovative technology solutions, while...Show More Summary

Sunday Open Thread: Zurich

Zurich: Where People Are Welcome and Cars Are Not from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.

An A-Lister’s Perspective on Southwest’s New Meridian Seats

I recently attended Southwest’s #SWAmediaDay and the unveiling of their new Houston Hobby international terminal. As an unabashed Southwest fan, and card-carrying A-Lister (Southwest’s version of elite frequent flyer), it was an excellent opportunity to get up-to-date on what’s going on behind the scenes at Southwest. Show More Summary

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