Following a second disaster with a Boeing 737 MAX 8, all countries but 1 ground the aircraft. Eventually, the USA does the same as the very last. Not the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) makes the decision, but rather president Trump. This is one of the rare good decisions he made since taking office.Read more
The ranking lists season is open. Skytrax has posted a cleanliness ranking of airlines. It has nothing to do with the natural environment and CO2 emissions by planes.
SurveyRather, they have asked passengers to rate the standard and quality of aircraft cabins. Seat areas, tables, carpets, cabin panels and washrooms are all part of the overall cleanliness score. By its nature it is a subjective list because it is based on travelers' opinions. As usual, there is hardly an account of the survey. Thus, we don't know how,...
A reader shares his experience with traveling to the USA. We have only edited the text for purposes of clarity and readability.Read more
Business travel to USASeveral times a year I fly for business to the USA. When preparing my travel this time I find a reasonable fare for a flight to Miami. As I will have meetings both in Florida and Washington, DC, I select Miami as my port of entry.
If flight attendants behave like clothing police, they are usually American women. But British stewardesses may act similarly. When 21-year old Emily O’Connor is boarding a flight from Birmingham, UK to Tenerife, Thomas Cook stewardesses threatens to remove her from the flight. To avoid being kicked off she has to put a jacket on.Read more
Warm climateInterestingly, she was not going to Alaska, but to a Spanish sun-drenched island. In summer it is there 28/29 °C (82/84 °F) and in winter 21 °C (70 °F). Don't Thomas Cook flight attendants know...
"Hello! Is this Anton's Pizza." "No sir, this is Google's Pizza." "Did I dial the wrong number? "No sir, Google bought the pizza store." "Oh, alright then. I’d like to place an order please." "Okay sir, do you want the usual?" "The usual? You know what my usual is?" "According to the caller ID, the last 15 times you’ve ordered a 12-slice with double-cheese, sausage, and thick crust." "Okay, that’s what I want this time too." "May I suggest that this time you order an 8-slice with ricotta, arugula, and tomato instead?" (more…)...Read more
A jetBlue flight departs Los Angeles International Airport on January 31, 2019, when a lightning strike occurs. The captain decides to turn around to make an emergency landing. As the fuel tanks are fully loaded it is going to be an overweight landing. Less than an hour after takeoff the plane is back on the ground.Read more