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

By now, you probably heard of a viral note a passenger left on a WestJet flight […]. 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.

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 – February 2014 answer

Every month since December 1999, an airline printed advertisement was displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. This month’s game was be the last.

Every month since December 1999, an airline printed advertisement was displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game; as explained on February 1st, this game was the last.

Once again, this was a famous advertisement that was published in North America circa 1957. Are you ready? Scroll down!

El Al Israel Airlines advertisement titled 'No Goose. No Gander' featuring... a goose and a gander walking opposite ways.
El Al Israel Airlines advertisement titled ‘No Goose. No Gander’ featuring… a goose and a gander walking opposite ways.

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Memories of the DC-10

As I write these lines, the DC-10 is making its final commercial flight, I’ve had the privilege of flying onboard the DC-10 at least once, so I thought I’d share my memories with you.

As I write these lines, and as announced months ago by Biman, the McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 is making its final commercial flight from Dhaka to Birmingham via Kuwait City, and the tweets about this unique final flight are pouring in.

I’ve had the privilege of flying onboard the DC-10 at least once, so I thought I’d share my memories with you. Continue reading “Memories of the DC-10”

Guess The Airline – February 2014 game

Every month since December 1999, an airline printed advertisement was displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. This month’s game will be the last.

Every month since December 1999, an airline printed advertisement was displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. This month’s game will be the last.

Imagine: it all started with a suggestion from a visitor like you. What was supposed to be a special feature for a couple of months became a regular monthly challenge for me (finding ads, cropping them, retouching them…) and for you (guessing them… and sometimes providing them!). Continue reading “Guess The Airline – February 2014 game”

Guess The Airline – January 2014 answer

Once again, this was an advertisement from a 1977 issue of The Economist for an airline which no longer exists.

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 1977 issue of The Economist for an airline which no longer exists. Are you ready? Scroll down!

Sabena advertisement titled 'Now, Sabena flies 40 times a week to all the major cities in Africa', featuring an African mask on a vintage aircraft flying above the desert, and a modern DC-10 at the bottom.
Sabena advertisement titled ‘Now, Sabena flies 40 times a week to all the major cities in Africa’, featuring an African mask on a vintage aircraft flying above the desert, and a modern DC-10 at the bottom.

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