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    Who Would’ve Guessed that An Airline in Columbus, Ohio Couldn’t Survive On $10 Fares?

    No connections, $10 airfares, and poor management…Skybus was a perfect case of poor execution by a startup airline. Skybus was a privately held ultra-low cost airline operating out of Columbus, Ohio whose goal was to be the least expensive carrier in the U.S. In fact, their company slogan was “Only Birds Fly Cheaper.” That may […] More

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    Survey Rates The Healthiest (and The Worst) Airline Food Options

    This holiday is setting records for air travel. By the time New Year’s, Christmas and Thanksgiving are over, USA Today predicts more than 51 million people will have passed through airport gates. That is an increase of about 3.5% over last year. Carriers say air travel in general is seeing an uptick since fares are […] More

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    China’s Wanfeng Aviation Finalizes Purchase of Diamond Aircraft Group

    Wanfeng Auto Holding Group of China has completed the acquisition of Diamond Aircraft Group and announced plans to expand production including researching, developing and designing new aircraft. Wanfeng Chairman Bin Chen expressed enthusiasm in his commentary about future plans for Diamond, saying “We were attracted to Diamond’s leadership position in the market. Based on this […] More

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    Frank Lorenzo Might Have Been The Real World Airline Grinch

    Francisco Anthony Lorenzo is a Harvard business school graduate who served as the head of several domestic airlines including Eastern, Continental, New York Air, Frontier and People Express during the ’80s and ’90s. During his career, Lorenzo became known as a kind of white collar thug, infamous for union busting and heavy-handed treatment of employees. […] More

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    Potential Boeing Embraer Merger Shakes Up Small Jet Market

    This weeks Wall Street Journal report on the potential merger of Boeing and Brazilian aircraft company Embraer has sent shockwaves through the small jet market and could reshape the competitive landscape. According to the WSJ, negotiations are in a holding pattern while the Brazilian government reviews the deal. The talks are taking place against the […] More

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    Power Back On at Hartsfield-Jackson but Expect More Delays

    After an 11-hour outage, the power is back on at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport. Airlines are still scrambling to catch up. Over 1,000 flights were canceled. Passengers are being told to expect further delays. Hundreds of flights are diverted. Here is a breakdown of what to expect: Hartsfield-Jackson is Delta’s main hub so it has the […] More

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    BREAKING/PHOTOS: Some Power Restored at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Flights Still Grounded

    Original report on ATL by Avgeekery is here We’re learning more about the fire and resulting challenges that Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport faced Sunday after the world’s busiest airport lost power. Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed said stranded travelers were shuttled to the Georgia International Convention Center where they were provided with food and shelter. Crews […] More

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    Massive DC-10 Fire Tanker Dumps Fire Retardant on a Guy’s House And Breaks His Truck Window!

    Firefighters are going on the offense and taking extreme measures to combat the raging wildfires in Southern California. Seven fires are blazing between Santa Barbara and San Diego, threatening not only woodlands but places where people live, some densely populated. For now, winds have temporarily calmed down so this time is being used to try […] More

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