Friday, November 9, 2012

Short Haul Flights (11/09/12)

Very heavy Boeing news day today.....

Boeing on course to outsell Airbus - Something the could be short-lived based on information below.

777 Re-vamp decision could take more than a year. - The theory is this could push buyers to the Airbus A350-1000

Boeing shift from Military to Commercial markets cheered. - What with Military spending forecasts way, way down.

The switch will have consequences however - They're planning to lay off thousands of workers, mainly in job-starved California.

The 767 is nearing the end of it's useful life as a passenger plane. - Someone please tell US Airways about that.  Their fleet is horrid.

Priceline Buys Kayak - Opening up the possibility that either Leonard Nimoy or George Takai gets to take part in an ad campaign.

Your US expedited immigration status is now good in Australia - Great news.

United INCREASES the value of it's top tier elite status - I'm sure 1K elites are very happy about this.  Some good news from MileagePlus for a change.

A look at the 787 inaugural pre-flight festivities - Amazingly, there was no heckling of Smisek.


And finally....

American Airlines ventures into post-merger United territory - 58% on-time status.  Ouch.

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