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Entries Tagged as 'Airlines'

Eerily Prescient United Ad from 1989 That Gives Recovery Route Map

April 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment

There is not a lot more that can be said about the dismal failure of United Airlines that has not been said, except that it proves the necessity of empowering your staff to serve customers, and not suffer rules over common sense. The company’s management is clueless, and it is evidence of how Aeroflot-like American transport […]

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Perils of Facebook Campaigns: British Airways Ditch-the-Kids

February 10th, 2017 · No Comments

LONDON – I hate to pick on British Airways, even for small things. There are few brands dearer to me. But when you have great affection for a classic brand, when they get annoying, you need to call them out on it. First, let’s get a few things clear. I learned to love British Airways […]

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Lockheed Martin and the Last StarLifter, The Hanoi Taxi

January 31st, 2015 · No Comments

As the U.S. retires the last C-141 StarLifter, Lockheed-Martin issued a press release, the sure sign of a company that values its history, as it is currently making the C-130J modernizing the C-5 Galaxy. The aircraft, used from Vietnam to Iraq as a transport, debuted in 1967; the retired Hanoi Taxi aircraft has 39,470 flight […]

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Delta Has Plenty of Time, Reason and Ideas to Save the WorldPort

July 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment

JAMAICA, QUEENS, N.Y. – The historic Pan American WorldPort is not down yet, and the group fighting to save the iconic structure from Delta’s destruction has upped the ante in its come-from-behind campaign to save the building, the interior of which is pictured here (Photo from Josh Stoff, curator of the Cradle of Aviation Museum […]

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Online National Airlines History With Vintage Documentary

December 4th, 2012 · No Comments

National Airlines was one of the best-run airlines in the nation, and when it merged into Pan Am in 1980, one of the great airline brands disappeared. If we are making comparisons, it was the Apple Computer of the airline industry; each piece of the airline was designed to the nth detail, and every function […]

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Braniff Fans Attempt to Save Love Field Terminal

November 18th, 2012 · No Comments

DALLAS – There are few airlines with more pluck and fashion than the late Braniff. Braniff was a Texas-sized operation, with a very important sense of itself and a verve and passion that matched the exuberance and stylishness of the state. With its Alexander Calder painted planes and Pucci-uniformed stewardesses in clear plastic bubble caps, […]

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British Airways Explores Its Brand Heritage

October 5th, 2011 · No Comments

A recent campaign by British Airways points up exactly what United, Delta and American are missing in their approach to airline branding. Namely, a sense of history and drama. BA’s Brand Engagement Head Abi Comber, in an interview posted on YouTube, says the campaign is all about what BA stands for as a business. The […]

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American Eagle Might Have Flown as TWA

April 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

DALLAS – American Airlines is spinning off its American Eagle subsidiary. Last year, American tried to sell their commuter carrier, but has not been able to do it. The Financial Times reports that AA pilots are against the deal, fearing that it will only lead to lower salaries. American is in a pinch. Unlike other […]

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Off-Course Airliner Reminds That Piedmont Airlines Lives On

January 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The news that a civilian airliner was a bit off course and went into restricted airspace around Washington, D.C. made a bit of a surprise for many folks in the South. The reason? The plane was listed as a Piedmont Airlines plane, and Piedmont is an airline that many thought had completely […]

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Pan Am Comes Back – As a TV Show

November 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Portsmouth, N.H. – The Pan Am brand is making a new push at a comeback, with a new TV show from ABC and a revived fashion line. The airline Pan Am died years ago after two successive efforts to revive the airline. Today, it lives on companies as varied as Pan Am Railways and a […]

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