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Profits Ain’t Peanuts (Part Two: Nuts for Business)

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Let’s Talk Business Business travellers are core customers to all airlines.  While they are also affected by changing economic conditions, they are far more resilient than tourist traffic.  New technologies and changing workplaces aside, face to face meetings are still more effective than video conferences.  You can separate business travellers… 

Profits Ain’t Peanuts (Part One: The Peanut Uprising)

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This is the first post in a five-part series comparing and contrasting the approaches of Low-Cost Carriers, Traditional Airlines, and New Airlines as they compete for the travel budgets of increasingly savvy travellers. In his summary of Airline Trends for Landor’s 2014 Trends Forecast, Peter Knapp, Global Creative Officer based… 

Spaced-Out

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One of this week’s top stories is the moon landing of China’s Chang’e-3 Jade Rabbit spacecraft.  In case you missed it: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sS9GqnDYAU] There’s been a lot of hullabaloo about this, and rightly so.  The moon, after all, has felt quite lonely and this is the first time in a long while… 

Hey! Stop messing with your PED and pay attention to the *&!^*//ɠ Safety Video. Please.

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Confession:  I am a safety nut. You can’t blame me.  In addition to making aircraft look nice by dressing them up with elegant covers, attractive pleated curtains, and plush bulk-head panels, the company I worked for (sixteen years of my life) made safety equipment. A large part of my job was… 

Love at First Flight

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I was corresponding with a colleague the other day and laughing over the fact that we had each wished the other a Happy Thanksgiving, even though she’s in Germany and I’m in Denmark, even though she’s Canadian and I’m Spanish. It was an odd thing to do, but Thanksgiving has… 

Ready for takeoff…

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Well, after a nice sabbatical working only on my creative fiction, I’m back to writing about aviation.  It’s hard to stay away, after spending decades in the industry.  Aviation gets in your blood.  It wraps itself around your DNA.  It becomes you. Anything to do with flight, from the aesthetic… 

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