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Entries Tagged as 'Airlines'

Many Issues Surround Proposed Delta Worldport Demolition

March 29th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Pan Am Worldport

NEW YORK – We read in Crain’s New York that the old Pan Am Worldport at JFK might be demolished soon by Delta. The building is one of the great landmarks of aviation, though it has been so abused over the years that few would actually believe it if they toured it. It’s where the […]

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Porter’s Pillbox Hats and Peplum

March 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Porter Airlines

TORONTO – There’s a niche airline that gives free drinks, flies planes with propellers and only goes on a few select routes. Best yet, it puts its flight attendants in pillbox hats. It’s Porter Airlines of Canada. Kind of like a regional Virgin Atlantic, but it has a serious, more business-feeling approach. Says the airline […]

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See the TWA L-1011 in Kansas City

February 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments

KANSAS CITY – Our reader Joe Vaughan gives us an update on the Airline History Museum in Kansas City. He tells us that a group of retired TWA employees and airline history enthusiasts have developed a fascinating museum at Downtown Airport. The last of the Super Constellations (“Connies“) is there and they recently acquired the […]

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Sully’s Vintage Airline Commercials

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

A friend sent us this link of vintage airline commercials that was posted to the Facebook fan page of USAirways pilot Sully Sullenberger. We thought they were a great big fun time waster. North Central National Southern TWA Southwest UAL Delta Eastern Western PSA Braniff […]

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Companies: Create Your Own Saturday Night Live

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Saturday Night Live and British Airways’ new LCY-JFK flight one are two different business ideas illustrating an important idea, namely adaptive reuse.Traditionally, adaptive reuse is applied to historic preservation of buildings. It is a very specific idea; to properly understand it you need to go and read James Marston Fitch‘s seminal book, Historic Preservation. In […]

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Tags: Airlines · Commentary · Media

Eleven Ways to End the Undifferentiated Airline Brand

November 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment


How did Greyhound get to be more interesting a brand than Delta? Certainly, both have been through bankruptcy. And now, to travel a distance, both can be about the same price. But with the new designs and service of Greyhound, the line is on its way to being a far more interesting, and useful, brand […]

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Tags: Airlines · Transport and Shipping

New York’s 11 Biggest Missed Tourism Opportunities

November 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Hotel Pennsylvania, New York

New York is, of course, a great tourist destination. But with vacancy rates going up, it needs a spurt. Recently, The Fantastiks came back. That’s quite interesting. And then a version of the old Horn &  Hardart Automat returned, in the format of Bamn! It got us thinking. What are the other tourism opportunities out […]

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Tags: Airlines · Commentary · Regional Brands · Transport and Shipping · Zombie

National Airlines: The Florida Airline

August 24th, 2009 · 16 Comments

National Airlines

MIAMI – There could not have been a more perfect Florida ambassador, and airline, than National Airlines. When the “Sunshine Airline” merged into Pan American World Airways in 1980, a uniquely Florida institution was lost. Arguably, it was the only airline that promoted a state as its marketing position and achieved national prominence with that […]

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We Haven’t Forgotten

August 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Pan Am 747

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Delta: Use the Northwest Airlines Brand Or Lose It

August 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment


It’s a fundamental of trademark law. To keep a trademark, you have to use it. My old Virginia bank Virginia National Bank learned that lesson. It dropped the name VNB, and merged a number of times into what is now Bank of America. A few years ago, a new start-up bank decided it wanted the […]

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