This Week’s Featured Link
David Neeleman ready for his fifth act with Breeze Airways – FlightGlobal
As we all wait for Breeze’s to makes its launch announcement, FlightGlobal came out with a semi-puff piece on founder David Neeleman that includes quotes from an interview. If you can get beyond the very odd opening where the author effectively compares flying Breeze to sitting on a pre-Civil War southern veranda watching slaves work… it’s worthwhile read. But seriously, what a weird analogy to use there.
Images of the Week
Starting at some point on Wednesday, Avelo’s reservation system provider Radixx went down. More than 36 hours later, it was still down, something that is just hard to imagine being possible. I received a note from someone wondering if there was something deeper going on here and Avelo was just going to delay service, but no. Radixx has simply failed disastrously. I compiled images from the websites of some of the company’s providers showing that it’s a global problem. After being down more than a day, this statement was released by the company saying it’s a malware problem. Hopefully by the time you read this, it will be back up, but the company is going to have a lot of questions to answer from angry airlines after this.
Two for the Road
Los aeropiratas – Radio Ambulante
Thanks to reader Juan for sending this along. I did not know about the story of this hijacked SAM aircraft in Colombia, but it is quite the incredible saga. The podcast is in Spanish, but you can click on the transcript and translate to English if needed.
Great Terminals of the Jet Age: Tampa at 50 – AirportHistory.org
There are some really great photos in this look back at the earlier days at TPA.