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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

No LIRR Between Mineola & Hicksville

Approximately 40,000 LIRR customers will be impacted this weekend when buses replace the LIRR between Mineola & Hicksville due to a new bridge being installed in Westbury. Here are the details via MTA press release: An estimated 40,000 Long Island Rail Road customers could face considerable delays over the weekend of Saturday, October 24 and […]

Flying on a Classic Grumman Albatross in Portland – With Wifi

“Do you have time this week for a flight in a 1952…” “Yes.” “What time do you have ava……” “I’ll make time available. Just grab me a seat!” That’s pretty much the conversation I had prior to the 2015 APEX Expo, where Global Eagle subsidiary...Show More Summary

Extra-Vehicular Activities

I was trying to find a clip of the coffee-ordering scene from the movie Pushing Tin. In the film it's a demonstration of how many pieces of data on different aircraft that an experienced controller can hold in his or her head simultaneously. Show More Summary

A Day Trip to Salzburg

After noodling around in Vienna for a few days, we took a day trip to Salzburg. Trains to Salzburg leave from the Wien Westbahnhof. This is a major train station, with trains to Salzburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich, Moscow, Budapest, Bucharest, and Belgrade... Show More Summary

An Introduction to In-Flight Connectivity with Gogo

Like most business travelers, I have grown accustomed to looking for the familiar WiFi symbol while boarding a plane. Just a few years ago, in-flight connectivity was a luxury and something one could not depend on, whether through spotty...Show More Summary

Requiem For a Trijet Masterpiece – The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

I have always been a fan of all things esoteric, the unique, and perhaps even the underdog. Engineering oddities fascinated me from a young age; if it was different or somewhat outlandish, I was hooked. For that reason, it’s probably...Show More Summary

Sunday Open Thread: Erin’s View

Erin's view (NE Seattle Rider) from King County Transportation on Vimeo.

Inspiration for Peace Day: What Airline Marketing Can Learn From “McWhopper”

Burger King recently made international headlines when it offered “peace” to rival McDonald’s for a day on the 21st of September, on the occasion of Peace Day. It came out with full-page ads in major US newspapers, including the hometown newspaper of McDonalds Corporation. Show More Summary

Air Traffic Controllers Make Good Poker Players

The control tower at Changi Airport. There seems to be a trend developing in recent years in which professionals that have chosen other career paths are transitioning to the career of a professional poker player. These professionalsShow More Summary

Eight Ways American Carriers can Deliver Delightful Customer Service and Stay Ahead of Competition

Top airlines in the world are loved for their overall experience combining the hard product (seat quality, In-flight entertainment, amenities) with the soft product (on-board service, food etc.). But what makes a flight truly memorable for passengers is how he/she is taken care of during the flight, of which on-board service is a significant element. Show More Summary

A New Congestion Paradigm in LA

I don't get why we continue to focus on congestion in cities as something we need to "fix". Repeatedly we focus on congestion as if when it were solved our problems would be over. But congestion is the sign of a successful city, and curing it as Detroit has doesn't seem to be the right answer either. Show More Summary

Circular Polarizers

I've written about circular polarizers before, but I wanted to revisit them one more time.In case you don't know what a circular polarizer is, it is a filter that screws onto the end of your lens to allow you to polarize the light coming into your lens. Show More Summary

Inside the Inglis Elevators

As part of my northwest Manitoba grain elevator trip, I visited the elevator row in Inglis, Manitoba. I wrote about the outsides of the elevators here and now I'm going to write about the interiors.Inglis has two elevators that are open to the public, the N.M. Show More Summary

Air NZ makes point about ski holidays with giant snowball fight

Air NZ has revived the roman catapult or trebuchet in its opening shot in the trans Tasman ski holiday contest that always breaks out at this time of year. Being a sucker for really good marketing, and New Zealand in general,  Plane Talking has broken its own rule about avoiding PR campaigns to draw attention [...]

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