Meals on sun destination flights: an endangered species

Are you surprised? Air Transat will stop serving free meals on flights from Canada to sun destinations (from June 1, 2014, on Economy Class from Canada to the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America). That’s how the media announces it. The airline, however, refers to its “Enhanced Inflight services“, and claims that passengers will be able to “personalize” their meals with a new buy-on-board menu.

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You are one click away from going to the wrong airport

Puzzled passenger in font of a FIDS. Photo via Flickr by amateur_photo_bore.

Passenger looking at a FIDS. Photo by amateur_photo_bore via Flickr.

Recently, a recording was released, capturing the confusion and disbelief when air traffic control realized that Southwest Airlines flight 4013 had landed not at Branson Airport (BKG), but at much-smaller M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport (PLK) on January 12, 2014. The pilot proceeded visually towards what he thought was the right field. Fortunately, the plane stopped just short of running out of runway and no passengers were injured.

Now, imagine what happens when a passenger lands at the wrong airport… even though the flight plan was followed and the pilot did nothing wrong. The cause? They booked (or were booked on) the wrong flight. Continue reading

Sexist note on WestJet flight: is it still 1991 or what?

By now, you may have heard of this viral note a passenger left on a WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria, claiming that “the cockpit of an airliner is no place for a woman”.

My first thought was pretty much what the title says. I couldn’t believe that there are still people in the world who would avoid a female pilot.

Like it happened in 1991.

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Guess The Airline – August 2013 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

Once again, this was an advertisement from a 1970s issue of Black Enterprise for an airline which no longer exists. Are you ready? Scroll down!

Pan Am advertisement titled ‘You don’t have to fly around the world to benefit from the airline that does’, featuring a fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft and a group of airline employees.

Pan Am advertisement titled ‘You don’t have to fly around the world to benefit from the airline that does’, featuring a fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft and a group of airline employees.

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