December 09, 2004 


Bart - Oakland Airport Connector

Oakland: Though it may be a while before it's actually built, a project to put an "airtrain" type of connection between Oakland Airport and the Colliseum BART station is well underway. Right now, you have to take a clunky bus... [read on...]

Posted at 12:47 PM

 March 23, 2004 


Airline Meals .net

The Friendly Skies: It may not be as practical as SeatGuru or Sleeping In Airports, but as far as obscure aviation websites go, AirlineMeals.net is probably the most fascinating I've come across. It's nothing more than photos of thousands of... [read on...]

Posted at 07:59 PM

 December 21, 2003 


Quieter Jet Landings

Louisville: To be honest, this may make people lose their lunch, but if MIT says so, it's probably worth the study. Anyway, they're testing a quieter way of landing jets in Louisville known as "continuous descent approach"... but really it... [read on...]

Posted at 08:00 PM

 November 14, 2003 


TWA Terminal Saved

New York: Earo Saarinen's TWA terminal at JFK is just about the coolest airport structure ever built. It's a relic of the golden age of jet travel, a reminder of the days when 747s had swanky cocktail lounges on the... [read on...]

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 August 22, 2003 


Sleeping in Airports

Website: In keeping with theme of interesting aviation websites I've found lately, here's a really fabulous one: www.sleepinginairports.com. A thorough, if crude, database on most of the world's airports, rated as to their degree of hospitality towards those unfortunate enough... [read on...]

Posted at 05:09 PM

 May 19, 2003 


Seat Guru .com

The Internet: This is the kind of website that gives me hope for the future of the internet. Seat Guru has meticulously pieced together seat maps for all aircraft currently in service for 6 major US airlines and evaluated each... [read on...]

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 May 16, 2003 


London City Airport Extension

London: One of London's best kept secrets is London City Airport, a brilliant shortcut for air-travelers heading to the continent. LCY is already faster to get to from east London than most of the other airports, but you have to... [read on...]

Posted at 09:59 AM

 April 24, 2003 


Dual Jet Bridges

Calgary: A fully packed airliner can take ages to empty. It's especially frustrating when you're stuck in the back. WestJet airlines however, has just introduced second jetways at Calgary airport that attach to the rear of the plane, making the... [read on...]

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 January 03, 2003 


New Detroit Airport Terminal

Detroit: Well, it's no longer a nightmare to find yourself at Detroit Metro Airport. The new terminal is complete and is truly brilliant. It's spacious, clean, modern, and even has a red train that zips you through the terminal. My... [read on...]

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 December 10, 2002 


Airborne Internet

The Friendly Skies: [nytimes article] There's a certain regret in seeing one of the last web-free places fall, but honestly, as long as I'm stuck in coach what could be better than live internet to play with? The latest system... [read on...]

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 November 20, 2002 


Airborne Trivia

Virgin Atlantic: This is probably the best airborne entertainment since free booze. Virgin Atlantic has added trivia contests to their PTV interface (the little TV stuck in the seat in front of you). The best thing about it is you... [read on...]

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 November 12, 2002 


London City Airport

LONDON: The London Docklands are the site of what is probably by far the worlds biggest industrial reuse project. It's been going on for about 20 years and is still in full swing. Among other things, an airport has... [read on...]

Posted at 03:49 PM