MIAMI – The late Sylvester “Pat” Weaver, the innovative NBC president responsible for the Today and Tonight shows, had a saying about Today. It was a show you could not kill, no matter what. Bad hosts, bad producers, off stories, competition..no worries! It was such a good idea that itMORE HERE

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 stewardessesMORE HERE

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 asMORE HERE

NEW YORK – In the wake of discussion about the possible demolition of the Pan Am Worldport (now Delta’s Terminal 3), there is one key element that has already been removed. The Zodiac Screen sculptures (or sculpture), now in storage, that used to dominate the front of the building. TheMORE HERE

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQFaVy0Kl2Y National http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbWWF7nBV84 Southern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tgmHGqtDv TWA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RnhwK8Id3Y Southwest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-g0yOFUlOQ UAL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPWTcu0yPGs Delta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBm1YEO4Q_Q Eastern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf9sJSvzpqEMORE HERE

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 MarstonMORE HERE

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 andMORE HERE