you've read about my conversation with her before when I was expressing pique at Michael O'Leary for saying safety belts don't matter. Apparently, the boss of Ryanair has a similar view that aviation safety is an irrelevant business.
Monday, December 31, 2012
There’s no better way to see the ebb and flow in the world of aviation than to go back and review the events of the past year. As I look at what I saw fit to write about in 2012, I appreciate the unconventional approach some airlines have taken in response to the rapid changes in the industry.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
As certain as the ball will drop in New York's Times Square on Monday midnight, there will be a round of news stories summing up 2012 in terms of aviation safety. Oh wait a minute, it's already started.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
American Airlines flight attendant had a finger severed on a flight from New York to Zurich last night. An accident report filed with the Federal Aviation Administration says the unidentified woman was working Flight 64, a Boeing 767, when the injury happened. Matt Miller, a spokesman for the airline says the plane returned to Kennedy Airport, where the cabin worker was taken off to receive medical attention and the plane departed again for Zurich. There were 176 people on board.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
|Stapleton Airport is now a residential community|
This December, I spent a few days in Denver, Colorado, reporting for The New York Times on the transition of the former Stapleton Airport into an in-town residential community. It is a resurrection story of sorts- as an airport takes on an altogether different mission.
Friday, December 21, 2012
I wrote in September about the lack of space for working on a laptop when traveling in the cheap seats on most airlines. I was back from Japan and at my desk about one minute when Lenovo offered to let me test drive its new Twist. Seems my grumbling about the travails of trying to work at 38,000 feet was, coincidentally, aligned with Lenovo's Sky Warrior campaign.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Contending for eww story of the month, and certainly a contender with this event in Sharjah for the 2012 "say WHAT?" award, an air traveler on an Avianca flight from Bogota to Barcelona was arrested for smuggling approximately 3 pounds of cocaine implanted in her breasts.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
|Denzel Washington in Flight Photo courtesy Paramount|