Boeing 737 MAX (Would you Fly?)


Boeing’s 737 is by a wide margin the most popular commercial plane on the planet.  The short to medium range plane dates back to the sixties.   The stubby plane uses less fuel than similar aircraft and can carry  from 130 to 190 passengers.    It is the back bone of many discount carriers like SouthwestContinue reading “Boeing 737 MAX (Would you Fly?)”

Early Morning Flight out of Sacramento International Airport? Plan Ahead!


For years, flying out of Sacramento International was simple.  There was no reason to show up a couple of hours ahead.   The traffic WAS minimal.   Well that was so 2016. For years, there were few non stops east of Denver.  Today there are non stops to Charlotte, Orlando,  Newark and Houston.    Southwest plans nonContinue reading “Early Morning Flight out of Sacramento International Airport? Plan Ahead!”

United Airline Crew Stared as disabled man crawled off plane


D’Arcee Neal ordered a wheelchair before he left San Francisco. The wheelchair would be waiting for him in Washington.  He waited for the passengers to disembark the plane and then another 15 minutes as airport employees searched for an aisle chair — a narrow wheelchair that fits in an airplane’s aisle. Needing to use theContinue reading “United Airline Crew Stared as disabled man crawled off plane”

Airline Travel: Passengers Treated Like Manure


This is Robin Hayes CEO of JetBlue Airlines.  He is seated one JetBlue’s newest plane the Airbus A321.  This picture is in current USA Today (6/29/2015) and I noticed the arm rest is up in the picture. Mr Hayes, seems like an average size man. Yet in the seat, he looks a bit Snug. JetBlue isContinue reading “Airline Travel: Passengers Treated Like Manure”

Flying this weekend? You may want rethink your carry on……(9X14X22)


  By CityFella (Que Harp Music) Oh my,look at those smiling faces. There was a time in American Air Travel when travelers could freely pack their Samsonite’s to the max. With the exception of a Briefcase or Make up bag, no one brought their bags on board the plane. They could arrive and hour beforeContinue reading “Flying this weekend? You may want rethink your carry on……(9X14X22)”

US Airline Travel: Who’s Obese Now?


 If you weigh 170 pound or more, you maybe Obese or Airline Obese.   This figure could change as the US Carriers look for more ways to cram more seats on aircraft.  If your looking for room, your choices are few its Alaska or Jet Blue.  Southwest was on the list for many years, howeverContinue reading “US Airline Travel: Who’s Obese Now?”

2 Big hands for United Airlines


By CityFella Okay, airline travel is horrible. There was a time. the airlines competed for passengers,  touting service, leg room and champagne flights.  There were wide-bodies aircraft with two, three aisles. Today, the industry shaves an quarter inch a month to squeeze in extra seat to the point where any women over a size 12Continue reading “2 Big hands for United Airlines”

THE OBESE TRAVELER SPEAKS


  Lucky you, your a part of the first group boarded on the airplane,  putting away your carry on was a snap, you’ve open you book and all is right with the world until……..You see me, you notice the empty seat next to you and you start to pray…oh gawd, please not here. At 6.4 and 377 pounds IContinue reading “THE OBESE TRAVELER SPEAKS”