Grounded!                         Tuesday, September 30, 2014 As you might have heard, Chicago O’Hare, the busiest airport in the world, was brought to a halt Friday along with Midway Airport, due to an act of employee sabotage at a  control center. Problems were felt at… Read More

   Plane Filthy Tuesday, September 23, 2014 With the Ebola outbreak in the back of passengers’ minds, we look at standards for disinfecting commercial flights – or lack thereof.What do airlines do to keep planes clean?It’s a muddy area without clear regulatory standards. The FAA says it doesn’t regulate or inspect cleaning. Airlines say they… Read More

Where’s The LUV?  AirTran Merger: A Marriage Of Inconvenience For Passengers   Tuesday, September 16, 2014 It wasn’t so much a merger, it was Southwest eliminating a competitor.    What do you get when you merge one low-cost airline with another? At Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport, it’s higher fares and fewer flights. This should be no surprise.… Read More

The Price Is Wrong Tuesday, September 9, 2014   Imagine you’re in your favorite supermarket, looking for a specific item, but find only one brand on each shelf. The overhead sign says Bread Aisles: 2, 4, 7, 11, 14 or Milk Aisles: 1, 3, 8, 10, 16. Management has the idea that if they make… Read More

Fight Or Flight? Tuesday, September 2, 2014 The next crisis is occurring at 30,000 feet. Joe Giron, The New York Times   Sardined passengers are now turning on each other. Two fights on US aircraft made headlines worldwide last week that led to emergency landings and passengers being forcibly removed. Kneed More Space In one… Read More