Apr 022015
 
Weekly Roundup, Good Friday 3 April 2015

Good morning It is a strange thing in this semi-Christian country.  Easter – perhaps the most significant event in the Christian calendar – is much less a celebration than it was in New Zealand.  Few signs of hot cross buns, and the occasional marshmallow filled Easter Egg is obscured by all sorts of […]

Mar 262015
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 March 2015

Good morning This is (almost) a single topic newsletter this morning.  The usual varied compilation will be offered again next week. It is amazing, isn’t it, how we can change our perspective on air travel in an instant.  There we are, sometimes going a year or longer without any fatal crashes, at least […]

Mar 202015
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 March 2015

Good morning A slightly shorter newsletter this morning. But, and in anticipation of the upcoming summer travel season that seems to be rushing towards us at an exciting rate, there’s an extra article added at the end about how to use GPS outside your home country, along with a bonus mention of a […]

Mar 122015
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 13 March 2015

Good morning Black Friday again today, I hope you don’t have to travel much.  This is the second of what will be three Black Fridays this year. Apple’s big launch event on Monday for its new watch had no surprises – at least, as regards the watch product.  Apple did surprise with other […]

Mar 052015
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 March 2015

Good morning For some of us, there’s a definite feeling of spring in the air already.  For others of us, there’s an equally strong feeling of continued winter, following another week of daily delays and flight cancellations, ostensibly due to bad weather. I pointed out last week that most of these ‘weather’ delays […]

Feb 272015
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 February 2015

Good morning It has been another disgraceful week for the US air transport network, with weather related excuses erupting all over, yet again. How do you know the difference between a weather related excuse and a valid weather related reason (for flight delays and cancellations)?  It is difficult, but it is also fair […]

Feb 192015
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 February 2015

Good morning Winter weather has been giving our airlines – and those of us forced to travel on them – a continued beating.  When will we reach the stage of enlightenment where we no longer accept ‘bad weather’ as an excuse for bad airline performance and a refusal to ‘harden’ their systems to […]

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