While I am not a fan of wine I’m sure that many of you enjoy a glass or two both at home and during a flight.
My knowledge of wine more or less consists of red or white. I couldn’t tell you the difference between Merlot, Malbec (one of Kim’s favorites), Riesling or Pinot nor do I really have much interest in finding out!
Could flying get much worse and more uncomfortable in the future?
A couple of days back, MarketWatch wrote about “5 Horrifying Ways Airlines Are Making Flying Worse“.
After looking over the article, it did seem that if these things really did happen, flying would be getting a whole lot less comfortable. (I find it hard to believe that it could get much less comfortable than it already is…)
What is the best airline in the world? According to the World Airline Awards, Cathay Pacific was named World’s Best Airlinefor 2014.
I think the question is a tough one to answer since it can mean different things to different people. Some might value the food over entertainment, taking off & arriving on time over a friendly flight crew and so on…
When it comes to airline snacks, a couple of thoughts come to mind: Will there even be a snack served ? If so, will it be the usual small bag of pretzels or peanuts?
Southwest offers small bags of pretzels or if you’re lucky you might get some plane cookies. I’ve only had the cookies (very similar to Teddy Grahams) on a couple of flights.
When flying Air Berlin we got an interesting treat at the end of the flight. The flight attendants gave out really tasty chocolate hearts while leaving the plane.
The best bet is to come prepared with your own stash of snacks just in case the selection on board isn’t so great. Kim and I try to bring along some snack for ourself and Lucas during each trip. It’s definitely best not to be caught unprepared (especially when traveling with a little one).
These days there seems to be more and more airlines popping up, bidding for our business. Hopefully over time more competition will equate to better prices on flights. One newer airline has been making it cheaper to fly to Europe, constantly offering really great fares.
Earlier this week the Justice Department settled its lawsuit against the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. In order to settle, the airline had to “agree to give up slots at key airports around the country to low-cost competitors“.
With the merger officially going through, American and US Air will now combine to form the world’s largest airline.
With this weeks big airline news I thought it was best to share an old post related to the topic for this week’s Flashback Friday. The post has an interesting graphic from USA Today (in 2011) which shows the transformation of the airline industry over the past 33 years.
USA Today has a very interesting map detailing airline mergers and bankruptcies. It shows how the airline industry has been transformed over the past 33 years.
In the 1970s there were 10 major airlines and it shows that by 2012 there would be only 5.