The lunacy of DRM at 37,000 feet

I do a lot of air travel, and much of it is cross-country. Flights in excess of three hours can really be a drain on energy and productivity if not managed correctly. My usual routine is to break up a lengthy flight into time chunks with some time devoted to work, some for reading, and …

Boeing’s Dreamliner in Jet Airway’s future

Boeing’s Dreamliner is quickly becoming the standard for long haul flights around the world.  While we won’t see these birds in the sky for another year or two, Boeing keeps on selling the 787s in large quantities.  The latest buyer to join the fun is Jet Airways, India’s largest domestic airline.  In the last year …

USAirways to confiscate your frequent flyer miles

Now, this one defies logic.  USAirways plans on revoking frequent flyer mileage that you’ve earned on their carrier if you do not fly on USAirways for an 18 month consecutive period.  Wow.  From inFlightHQ: Frequent Flier Miles – Use Them or Lose Them US Airways announced today that it will be voiding frequent flier miles for …

FedEx dumps Airbus A380, flocks to Boeing

It’s hard to imagine a worse collapse of confidence in product delivery than the one that Airbus is experiencing lately. Not only has its white elephant A380 been delayed numerous times, forcing huge management restructuring, but now major aircraft buyers are canceling their orders and shifting their buying power to Boeing. FedEx is the 1st …