Flight Blog

Aug 09 2011 Could This Be The Start of Something? BY sgf-adminTAGS Airlines


We've found a bright spot in all the wretched economic news: the price of oil is going down...way down. The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday the price of oil fell to its lowest price in almost a year in European trading. Until now, oil prices have been about 50 percent higher than they were a year ago. It's the main reason airline fares have been so high lately. Read more from the Associated Press, via Airport Business. Let's hope oil prices stay low and that air fares come down!

Aug 01 2011 American Airlines Hopes for Merger BY sgf-adminTAGS American

"Thomas W. Horton, the president of the AMR Corporation, told The Times of London that he hopes to see a merger of his company with the International Airlines Group, which owns British Airways and Iberia." Read the rest of the story from the New York Times.


Jul 26 2011 Smack Down! Jesse Ventura vs. TSA BY sgf-adminTAGS TSA


"It started with Jesse Ventura's titanium hip and turned into a fight over the Bill of Rights. In federal court in St. Paul on Friday, a lawyer for the former governor argued that rules implemented by the Transportation Security Administration - which subject Ventura to pat-down body searches when he flies - violate his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable and unwarranted searches. The TSA's rules were "issued in secret, (were) never published (and) can be changed at any time, in secret," attorney David Bradley Olsen told U.S. District Judge Susan Rogers Nelson." Read the rest of the story from the Pioneer-Press.


Jul 19 2011 The New Airline Economy BY sgf-adminTAGS Airlines


"Airlines say that simple economics are driving them out of small-town America." That sentence, buried way down deep in the story, sums up the state of air service in "small-town America." Read the rest of the story from the New York Times. Read a previous blog entry on the New Airline Economy.



wingsdollars"U.S. airlines' average fuel cost per gallon for scheduled flights rose 31% in May from a year ago and increased 1.3% over April, according to the Department of Transportation." Read the rest of the story from Dow Jones Newswires.