A AvGeek’s shot at the alphabet…..
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. On a daily basis, I try to keep track of roughly 100 different blogs that have interesting things for you and I to learn from. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info. Is American Airlines having trouble seeing Etihad […]
Indonesian authorities have confirmed they located the wreckage of AirAsia flight 8501. The recovery operation is under way already, with a number of countries contributing resources to aid a difficult effort in high seas. But, questions still remain for both the victims and the airline industry.
You’ve likely heard about Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crashing in Ukraine on the way to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. I’ve been reading social media and occasionally commenting over the last few hours, but it’s hard for me to summarize the implications. The only thing I’m entirely sure of is how sad a time this must be for the family and friends of the passengers and crew onboard. What I can’t say is whether this ultimately leads to a dramatic escalation in hostilities the likes of which have not seen since […]
I saw this story last night but it was still developing. Malaysia Airlines is reporting that it lost contact with a flight going from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing about 2 hours after departure. The plane flying the route this day was a 777-200ER. While Malaysia Airlines bought those planes at the tail end of the 1990s, that’s really not terribly old for a plane, especially given the safety record Boeing has with that plane. What’s truly odd here is that there was no distress signal from the plane at all. […]