It’s the eternal question on the minds of techie travellers: are there really any risks to aircraft from the use of Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs)… Read More »FAA Details The Risks Airlines Must Asses to Approve Use of Personal Electronic Devices
As readers who have followed Flight Chic for a while now will remember, I’ve discussed the trend in the industry for a hybrid Low-Cost Model–Low Cost… Read More »JetBlue Mints Gold and Saves the Low-Cost LUX Model
Fans of the Cleveland Browns are in a lather over their rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel getting “stuck” in the middle seat on a recent flight on… Read More »Are Cleveland Browns Fans Guilty of Seat Snobbery?
Emirates Airlines gives children and families the First Class treatment; no matter what class they fly. The charmingly named Tinkerbelle Economy Class Experience has everything a… Read More »Emirates Makes Flying Fun For Kids and Families
Iceland’s natural wonders take the leading role in Icelandair’s new Cabin Safety Video, which inspires at the same time it informs. When you’ve got as many… Read More »Icelandair Cabin Safety Video Is A Natural Beauty
Leading European Low-Cost Carrier easyJet has just released a series of interesting factoids on the travel preferences of their customers which I found interesting enough… Read More »2b Or Not 2B: easyJet Shares Cool #PaxEx Stats
I recently reported on the FAA’s announcement that it will review petitions by the Motion Picture Association of America for the use of UASs for film… Read More »Drone Lights, Drone Cameras, Drone Action
The FAA has announced that it will consider granting exemptions to restrictions on small drones (UAS) for commercial use for Movie and TV production. Seven companies have… Read More »FAA Considers Allowing Studios To Use Drones For Filming
In his State of the Industry address to the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO said, when referring… Read More »Making Sure Airplanes Don’t Disappear is Not Science Fiction, IATA’s Tony Tyler Says
This is not a post about aviation or aerospace, which is a bit of a departure from my usual topics on Flight Chic, but let… Read More »Beyond Cute: Google’s New Self-Driving Buggy is Poised to Improve Mobility for Disabled Persons
This March, I posted an update on the FAA’s all-clear for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after its issues with lithium-ion batteries. In that post, I pointed out… Read More »NTSB Issues Wake-Up Call on Lithium-Ion Battery Testing. Will the Industry Press the Snooze Button?
The FAA has issued a new InFO Document banning the use of personal PEDs by flight crew in the flight deck. InFO 14006 Prohibition on… Read More »PED Ban for the Flight Deck–FAA Issues New InFO Document for Operators
We often discuss why airlines make perplexing decisions in favour of unbundled fares and aircraft configurations. The Peanuts posts are entirely dedicated to the topic of… Read More »Forget #PaxEx: Here’s What the Market Wants from Airlines
Thanks to Urban Office Architecture of New York City, #AvGeeks can now have the home of their dreams–inspired by airplane parts. This luxury home is… Read More »The Ultimate #AvGeek Home is Finally Here!
Travelling with infants or children on board? Then you are entirely responsible for their safety. Few airlines make any provisions to help you mind their… Read More »Three Good Reasons Why Airlines Don’t Have to Care What Happens to Your Children.
UPDATE:…And now this is a thing. Yesterday, financial news teased us with “informed” rumours that AT&T may acquire DirecTV. Obviously, this acquisition, should it happen, has… Read More »As AT&T Makes Moves for DirecTV, Did Connected IFE Just Get a Whole Lot More Entertaining?
Luxury onboard Etihad Airways is not a new concept. Their well-established Diamond First, Pearl Business Class, and Coral Economy Class have always been a luxury… Read More »Etihad’s SkyPad May Force Skytrax to Add New Stars
The Final Frontier: Three Quick Aviation Facts to Help Perplexed Passengers Get Into the Spirit of Things, A Peanuts Adventure
When Frontier Airlines announced yesterday that it would unbundle its pricing, lowering fares and charging extra for everything else, news spread that Frontier had finally… Read More »The Final Frontier: Three Quick Aviation Facts to Help Perplexed Passengers Get Into the Spirit of Things, A Peanuts Adventure
When reading up on what many agreed was an inappropriate post by Chris Clark on Air Facts about the “damage” the use of the hashtag AvGeek… Read More »Oh My Geeky Aunt! The Scandal Behind the #AvGeek Scandal