This is my second month of tracking my Wi-Fi success on flights. So far, 2019 has been pretty poor, with United making up most of the failed connectivity. It’s insane that a decade after the expansion of in-flight internet connectivity can still be this bad.
I’m a bit sad to hear the A380 is going away, but we still have plenty of time with the big jet. The A380 was a complicated plane, a solution without a big enough problem. In the end, we discuss why it went away.
Southwest Airlines has had massive fleet problems recently, canceling up to 10% of flights on certain days. It appears that members of their mechanics’ union are conducting a job action that’s killing the airline’s ability to fly their normal schedule. Will this hurt them long-term?
Over 3 million points. I can’t recall any redemption quite that big. There was the 1 million points to throw out the first pitch in Game 7 of the World Series. That seems kinda cheap compared to this.
United Airlines announced they’re buying a new airplane, the CRJ-550 from Bombardier. This 50-seat plane will be built on the CRJ-700 body. And, the Airbus 319 and 320 get more business class seats while the Boeing 767-300ER gets a lot more business class.
As my daughter gets older, I start to think about the skills I need to reinforce so that she’s prepared to take care of herself. A recent article I read has me thinking about how I can ensure that she’s ready for the dangers in the world. I don’t want her live in fear, but I do want her to travel the world with her eyes wide open.