Airlines Decimated by Pandemic. Time to Start a New Airline? Hello, Avelo Airlines

The U.S. airline industry has twice been bailed out by Congress in the last year due to a lack of customers from the coronavirus pandemic, so the first new startup carrier in 15 years has decided that now is the time to begin service. Crazy? Maybe. Questionable timing? Without question. But inaugural service by newContinue reading “Airlines Decimated by Pandemic. Time to Start a New Airline? Hello, Avelo Airlines”

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Okay, it’s time for me to be truthful on social media. Not that I usually lie, but this subject matter deserves a blunt, forward looking approach. What’s on my mind? COVID. I’ve had enough. Thankfully I’m 66, so I’ve had both Pfizer shots and am good to go. But the world clearly isn’t ready forContinue reading “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”

Capitol Riot Adds Scores to Airline No-Fly Lists

As if it wasn’t bad enough for airlines having to deal with COVID-19 passenger safety, plus trying to stay financially afloat for almost a year with minimal revenue, the seditionist attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 has now led to scores of travelers being added to no-fly lists at multiple airlines. Just oneContinue reading “Capitol Riot Adds Scores to Airline No-Fly Lists”

What Part of “Don’t Travel” Don’t We Understand?

Yes, I know, my blog is named “I Fly MSP“, so it is clearly about travel and flying. I spent more than 35 years in the travel industry working for airlines and tour operators in sales and marketing positions. Clearly, I love to travel and encourage every else who wants to, to do the same.Continue reading “What Part of “Don’t Travel” Don’t We Understand?”

To Fly, or Not to Fly. THAT is the Question.

There has never been a more confusing time when it comes to flying. While most people have decided that now is not the time to take a vacation, there are still those among us, be it business or leisure travelers who are taking to the skies for a multitude of reasons. Whether this is smartContinue reading “To Fly, or Not to Fly. THAT is the Question.”