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Eastern Air Lines: “$50 Thank You Note”

I wonder if that’s why Eastern went out of business.

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The Glamorous Airline Lounges In The Sky From The 1970s

Flying in the 1970s, even in coach, was nothing like today, as many airlines add lounges for all passengers. Here are some of the most glamorous lounges!

Source: The Glamorous Airline Lounges In The Sky From The 1970s | VinePair

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The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today

They’ll keep doing it until we get another American 191, JAL 123, ValuJet 592, or worse.

In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth.

Source: The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today | Vanity Fair

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Hilarious Southwest Airline Safety Presentation (Open Captions)

AirTran to take final flight

Did someone suggest that Southwest buy AirTran?

More than four years have passed since Dallas-based Southwest Airlines struck a deal to acquire AirTran Airways. With balloons, a photo booth and DJ at the gate area, Southwest officials said the event commemorates AirTran’s departure and the nearly complete integration of operations into Southwest.

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The punishment for stealing airline seats is severe

AviationHumor.net

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You Paid $400 for Your Flight. The Person Next to You Paid $250. Here’s Why That Makes Sense—and Benefits Everybody.

Suppose that an airline offers a 100-seat flight from Philadelphia to Chicago, and that it costs $40,000 to cover the costs of the airplane, fuel, pilots, flight attendants, landing fees, insurance, and so on. The airline needs to make at least $40,000 in ticket revenues for the flight to be worth flying. If the airline were to offer just one fare for all tickets on that flight, what should that fare be?

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What’s Up With That: Boarding Airplanes Takes Forever

Most airlines board back-to-front, an approach that makes sense, at first glance. But Steffen argues boarding back-to-front is actually one of the worst ways to board a plane. The problem, as he sees it, is this method creates traffic jams as people stuff their stuff into the overhead bins above their seats. Even if the line were perfectly ordered, only one or two people at a time would be able hoist their bags into the bins. Meanwhile, those who share their row wait behind them, blocking the overhead bins for several rows.

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Virgin America Safety Video

Sir Richard Branson’s Guide To Getting Lucky

Try treating her … or him … to something delicious, using the new seat-to-seat feature, the Virgin America in-flight entertainment system.