Another gripe - AA's FF program has a lot of flaws when compared to UA and DL. Firstly, no credit card waiver for minimum annual spend. Secondly, the ridiculous 500 mile voucher system which needlessly complicates upgrades. Just my two cents, but it's one thing that keeps me from flying them more th...Jump to post
Bit of a rant... Like many of you I love looking at route maps. Mainly just for kicks but also so that I can see clearly where an airline flies non-stop. You used to be able to get a clear route map on almost any airline's website. The really good ones allowed you to mouse-over a city and easily see...Jump to post
Wow, I'm amazed to see MSN-SFO before MKE-SFO but so it goes! Hope the latter sees the light of day some day.Jump to post
"reading the terms of their ticket" Although this guy is obviously an idiot, berating people for not reading terms and conditions doesn't help matters. Maybe he doesn't fly much? Maybe someone booked the ticket for him? Most people don't read terms and conditions on things. Fees like this ...Jump to post
I feel pretty good about MKE over RFD. First of all MKE is rolling out the red carpet for any and all new flights - especially Europe which they've never had. The city and local press would go bananas for it. Second, MKE is not much further from Chicago than RFD but is a far better established airpo...Jump to post
I find it funny that people defend this practice, though if it's legal, why not?
I guess I'm a no good communist because I think charging for seat selection (aside from premium seats) should simply be illegal. This is why we have basic consumer protection laws. Feel free to disagree
"A lot of business travelers throughout the year can use this direct flight," I gotta be honest - I don't think a lot of business travelers are going to take a redeye to GDL. No disrespect to Volaris, this service is a great addition to MKE, but traveling for business, the preference will ...Jump to post
Given Delta's (not so surprising) divorce from Alaska as a frequent flyer partner, how much longer do you all think AA will last? It seems like a much more friendly arrangement than Delta but still, with the Virgin merger well underway it would seem a little tension might brew. Any thoughts?Jump to post
85 Miles ... Indeed!
But still, that's 85 miles with a lot of hassle. I too am surprised at the lack of AA love in MKE.
Loving everything I've seen about LGA these days except one thing: GROUND TRANSPORTATION. The current AirTrain plan is a complete disgrace that will cost a gazillion dollars and accomplish nothing. The AirTrain needs to go west and connect directly with the Subway, ideally at Astoria or better yet, ...Jump to post
This sounds fine to me!
I reckon about 1/3 of the time when I fly United I wind up sitting there waiting for a gate to open. Granted I'm flying at premium times but still I would gladly get out and rid a bus rather than sit there for 20-30 minutes twiddling my thumbs.
This all seems quite predictable. So... why not just shut down car access and open a dedicated shuttle bus lane that goes to some remote lot? And is also open to MTA busses. As a bonus, why not offer a special manhattan shuttle bus for the next couple years that runs right to key locations in Manhat...Jump to post
Great discussion. Seems like a lot of this bleed may also be about AA and United protecting their hub at ORD too (I'm guessing) as well as Delta not having much interest in overflying DTW & MSP. So that would seem to open the door to another airline to pick up some of this pent up demand. My rad...Jump to post
I did not think this would get off the ground, so to speak, but the project to bring a 747 to burning man and turn it into a roving art-car, party machine, moving disco extravaganza is at least partly underway: http://sfist.com/2016/08/16/burning_man ... ting_d.php
I call these "liar's flights" because, frankly, listing them is dishonest. I think that airlines list them (and maybe are encouraged by airports) simply for the vanity aspect of it - to show that there is a "direct flight" from STL to London and people who don't know any better w...Jump to post
Yikes. Well I'm trying to be open minded, but the compact nature of the old site made it MUCH MUCH MUCH easier to see what was new in one quick glance. This design seems like you're favoring mobile devices. I know that's all the rage these days but I think doing it just for the sake of doing it real...Jump to post
Don't small aircraft negotiate this kind of thing all the time? Or is there something particular about this being a test flight that annoys Russia?Jump to post
Good stuff. Curious if this increases the likelihood of a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> nonstop from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> to <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wis...Jump to post
For a building that will be used (barely) once a week this seems like pretty drastic overkill! But still, would be fun to visit!Jump to post
Great news for <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym>. It couldn't be *that* expensive to throw another Jet Bridge on the little Int'l terminal as it is, right? At least then you could offload two planes at once. I don't think people w...Jump to post
Glad to see the effort. I'd love to see him look very hard on upgrading Amtrak to Chicago (which of course was planned years ago before the guv killed it in a bizarre political move). Anyway, speedy service to downtown Chicago and Madison would certainly improve the prospects of <acronym title="Milw...Jump to post
Ah yes, Tower air. I miss them. They were fun as long as you kept your expectations really low. It was a flying party and the planes were super dirty. Ripped seats & graffiti. One time I flew them and during take off the center overhead bins started shaking violently and half of them popped open...Jump to post
Not to beat a dead horse but at *some point* Amtrak is going to be upgraded to proper high speed to Chicago, and hopefully to Madison. I really think this will be a turning point for the airport. If it were only 45 minutes from downtown Madison or Chicago with frequent service you'd really see some ...Jump to post
I would think both Norweigian to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> and WOW to <acronym title="Keflavik (KEF / BIKF), Iceland">KEF</acronym> might actually be realistic at least part of the year. There are a lot of bargain happy people in northern Illinois w...Jump to post
So I was comparing different fees that airlines charge for different destinations and it seems to vary wildly. For example, United gives you one free bag to Europe then tacks on a whopping $100 for a second bag. To Brazil, however, it seems you're allowed 2 checked bags at no cost. I'm guessing this...Jump to post
Odd question and idea for anyone in airline management: Given that change fees are now $200 and up it's essentially stupid to actually change a flight for the majority of people. I have a flight coming up in fact that i'm not going to be able to take. It's much cheaper to just buy a new ticket later...Jump to post
The GreenBay airport thing is a pretty trivial issue, however it's not without merit. I think the problem is that when it comes up in search engined people might think it's referring to Austin TEXAS. Not the kind of people who read this forum, but the average Joe might be legitimately confused. So t...Jump to post
Interesting interview with GoGo's CEO: https://www.yahoo.com/travel/gogo-is-well-aware-in-flight-wi-fi-should-be-044613810.html Happy to see them accept the fact that wifi is sometimes unusably slow. Seems optimistic about satellite wifi being faster in the future. I'm kind of surprised that brand n...Jump to post
Ha! I didn't think this was still there. It's been there for decades - corner of Delaware and Rusk if you want to Google Map is!Jump to post
As an <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> booster I always find it a bummer when people get to land at <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> and just sit there. Must ...Jump to post
I for one would gladly pay a premium for <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> on <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>- <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym>! Rookie...Jump to post
I love Schipol. But there's one thing I really dislike about it. The strange security screening you have to go through immediately at the gate which then locks you into this purgatory zone with no food or drink. Why does it work this way? Is there no security elsewhere? Seems like this would be much...Jump to post
I thought this would be an amusing "light" topic. I'm helping a friend with an article about the most dramatic views upon landing at airports in the US, and maybe another internationally. In the US, I"m thinking Washington National or San Diego, the kind where you come very close to buildings or fam...Jump to post
Good to see the recovery. I still think that if the state of <acronym title="Tradewinds Airlines (USA)">WI</acronym> had been more intelligent about their rail funds (the train was supposed to go from <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acro...Jump to post
You know, as long as we're fantasizing about new airports and the $$ they'd cost, I'd much rather see money spent on true high speed rail from cities like Peoria and Bloomington straight to O'Hare and onward to Chicago. It would make infinitely more sense that these little connecting flights that co...Jump to post
Yes, it's a big storm but the hyperbole in that news report is terrible... and what's with the photo of the flooded car? Are they taking pictures of the future now? Anyway, I would certainly expect significant delays at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SF...Jump to post