Air Travel News 11.2.10

Air, Air Travel News, Wifi & Internet Cafes — By on November 2, 2010 at 6:00 am

by Nancy Yeomans

LG Air Travel News Editor

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up.

It’s Election Day today in the US…get out there and make yourself heard!!!

A Little Light Reading

Just in case you thought that a pilot’s life is all luxury hotels and glamour, this should set you straight!  17 pilots from various airlines spoke out about what it’s really like.  Some anonymous, some not, but all have great insight into what happens before, during and after a flight.  Plain talk from those in the know…

Source:  Reader’s Digest

Southwest Does It Again

Leave it to the folks at Southwest to take a great idea and NOT screw it up.  The airline is in the process of outfitting their entire fleet with Wi-Fi capability.  32 aircraft are currently enabled, 60 expected by the end of the year and the rest by the end of 2012.  And the best part is the cost to the passengers – get this! – a flat rate of $5 regardless of device or duration of flight.  Something passengers want at a fair price…what a concept!

Source:  Boston Globe

On The Flip Side

Not to pick on the big boys, but the 2009 Airline Quality Report (AQR) shows us just who isn’t doing such a great job.  The criteria measured by the surveyed airline industry experts included delays and mishandled luggage among others.  Clearly, the airlines on this list could take a lesson from their non-traditional competition.

Source:  Yahoo

Quickie

New Route Alert

Our new routes this week come to us courtesy of JetBlue, SAS, KLM, Spirit and Southwest.

Source:  Jaunted

Photo credit:  individuo/flickr

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