What? United & American Fight For Best On-Time Arrival…Delta Still #1

An American Airlines 737-800 in Montréal. Photo by Alexandre Gouger, used with permission.

It’s no surprise that Delta was once again first among the big four domestic carriers in on-time performance in March, blowing away the competition with an 82.3% on-time arrival rate. Southwest finished 2nd at 79.6%, but the big story was the fight for 3rd between American and United. American ultimately won by hair, coming in at 78.1%…

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Delta One Suite Beats United’s Polaris for “Best Cabin Concept” Award

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The Delta One Suite has beaten out United’s Polaris for “best cabin concept” in the 2017 Crystal Cabin Award. The voting panel was impressed with the privacy partitions which gave a “First Class” feeling in business. “Carefully selected materials, mood lighting and technology work together to ensure an aesthetically exclusive travel experience.” Back in August, Delta…

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Sad Before & After Rio Olympic Venue Pics

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Sadly, these slideshows come out after each Olympic Games and they are rarely filled with photos of venues being smartly used / benefiting the host cities once the celebrations have concluded. Granted, they are sometimes a bit skewed, but it’s always interesting to take a flip through.  Now of course, Rio had problems even during the…

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Breaking: Delta to Form Joint Venture with Korean Air! MQM & MQD Earning Finally?

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Wow, what a change from their toxic relationship of a few years earlier. Back in September, we reported that Delta’s CEO told reporters that the airline’s re-established partnership with Korean Air Lines could turn into a joint venture. He responded “we’re always talking”, when asked about a deeper relationship with the carrier. Well the plans are…

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Cathay Pacific is Retiring the A340

Cathay Pacific's last generation, "Coffin Style" Business Class Seats. Source: Cathay Pacific

The Airbus A340 is one of my favorite aircraft to fly on, especially for long-haul flights. It’s a widebody, “single-story” plane with four engines. As such, it’s much quieter than say, the Boeing 777, in my experience. But Airbus has stopped producing the aircraft in 2011, and carriers that are still holding onto them are…

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Electronics Ban: Get Ready to Surrender Your Headphones

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The “electronics ban” that prohibit passengers from traveling with electronic devices larger than a smart phone are now implemented across the board. Those traveling from a number of Middle Eastern and African countries to the US will now have to check (or gate check) their laptops and tablets prior to boarding. Initially, the rules appear to…

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