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Airlines in SOAR have almost double the average airline profit margins

At the official launch party of SOAR in London last month, about a hundred aviation industry executives and journalists received special preview copies of my new book. One of the people who received it was Dr. James Pearson, a Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Aviation Management at Coventry University in the UK. Show More Summary

Sunday Open Thread: Off the Rails

OFF THE RAILS – Official Trailer from Adam Irving on Vimeo. Sorry for the late notice, but this movie is screening at Grand Cinema in Tacoma on TODAY at 2pm (part of the Tacoma Film Festival).

A Different Perspective

"It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view." - George Eliot, "Middlemarch"I've photographed VIA Rail's Canadian in Winnipeg many times... 131 times at the time of writing. That's a lot! I've shotShow More Summary

The tale of three airline marketing campaigns – American vs KLM vs Emirates

This month has been big on airline brand campaigns – two rolled out by airlines themselves, and one by a passenger that probably achieves the same effect. American Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and Emirates have all received lots of exposure in the US market. Show More Summary

The CN Family Day Train

This post is dedicated to David Othen. The CN Family Day train On September 10 CN hosted a Family Day in Symington Yard in Winnipeg. CN brought in a ferris wheel and hosted shop tours and other activities for employees and their families. Show More Summary

Railfanning with Michael Berry, Part 3

Michael Berry and I went railfanning on Saturday September 3rd. Michael is from Montreal and wanted to experience Winnipeg's railfan scene. In part 1 we went to CN's Diamond and in part 2 we visited the Prairie Dog Central Railway. This...Show More Summary

Drone vs Helicopter

This wasn't put together as a PSA on drones, but it's being passed around the aviation community as one. I haven't figured out how to embed it as a video, so let me know if the link doesn't open a video for you. video Having the audio...Show More Summary

HARS Convair 440 shows some class as it reaches Dubbo: VIDEO

This was how you arrived in style at country towns in 1948 The post HARS Convair 440 shows some class as it reaches Dubbo: VIDEO appeared first on Plane Talking.

Something very special is on its way to Albion Park

Australia's restored Super Constellation and its preserved Qantas 747-400 are about to be joined by a rarely seen Convair 240 at Albion Park The post Something very special is on its way to Albion Park appeared first on Plane Talkin...

Sound Transit Previews Angle Lake Station

Sound Transit – Angle Lake Testing 30 second from Sound Transit Video on Vimeo. Wednesday afternoon Sound Transit (ST) gave media a short preview of Angle Lake Station. The 1.6 mile extension south of SeaTac Airport will open some time in late September (exact date to be announced soon), and the project is also running […]

100th Birthday Boeing Surprise: A Special Alaska Livery!

What do you get the company that already has all the cool toys? A special livery of course! Last week, Alaska Airlines unveiled their special Happy Birthday to You Boeing livery (it is really called the Celebration of Boeing). But this is not just any birthday... Show More Summary

News Roundup: Happy 40th

Puyallup parking garage negotiation not going well. Happy 40th Community Transit. Don’t pry open the ticket vending machines. Open House for Lander St. Bridge is coming. Sounder maintenance base will be in Lakewood. Logical critique of Seattle Times “war on cars” rhetoric is a category error, but KUOW argued it out anyway. Washington’s GOP platform […]

Counterpoint Opinion: Nine Reasons Why I Don’t Fly Southwest

A few weeks ago, my esteemed colleague JL Johnson penned a piece extolling the virtues of his favorite carrier, Southwest Airlines. He laid out nine reasons why Southwest was tops in his mind, and quite honestly I didn’t disagree with...Show More Summary

Are press releases still relevant in an airline crisis?

When it comes to an airline crisis, the importance of press releases to represent facts or the company’s stance seem to be dialling down in this hyper-connected world, and rightly so. Instead, we see CEOs stepping up to the frontline...Show More Summary

Finishing the Job: Part 1 - Grain Elevators of the CN Rossburn Subdivision

On April 30th I set out on my last marathon Manitoba grain elevator trip. I had about two dozen elevators left to photograph, and this trip would get all but one of them. I did my planning and on the evening of April 29th, I was ready to go. Show More Summary

All set for Australia’s finest family air show this weekend

The flying machines of the past were also loud, thrilling, and could turn on a threepenny bit, and you can see them come alive at Wings Over Illawarra this weekend

Visiting The Gogo Building: Gogo’s Downtown Chicago HQ

Being an aviation enthusiast means different things for different people. I like to consider myself an AvGeek generalist with interest in not only flights, plane spotting, and airline news, but also the behind-the-scenes of the industry. Show More Summary

Sunday Open Thread: KC Streetcar

Kansas City is on the MOVE with the KC Streetcar from KC Streetcar on Vimeo. Kansas City seems pretty excited for its first streetcar, opening on May 6.

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