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Inflight Planespotting, Thanks to JetBlue Fly-Fi

Inflight Planespotting, Thanks to JetBlue Fly-Fi

Civil aviation
How’s this for an AvGeek irony: it’s hard to planespot from a plane. Sure, while you’re on the ground there’s tons of aircraft around. But once you’re in the sky you’re zooming by other planes so rarely — and so quickly — that it’s hard to catch any of them. But one recent flight I took was a fun exception to that rule.     Thanks to a winter wave of employee COVID infections and a high-profile system meltdown, Jetblue had a tough past year from an operational perspective. But they rebounded from those issues, and their onboard economy product still shines strong — especially the free high-speed inflight internet (“Fly-Fi”).   Fly-Fi is one of JetBlue’s major points of differentiation, and they know it To minimize touch points in the C...
Cabin Crew Bulletin 1969

Cabin Crew Bulletin 1969

Planes and Girls
BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation, the precursor to British Airways) Cabin Crew Bulletin, June 1969. In the 1960’s and 70’s BOAC used to employ so-called ‘National stewardesses’ (this opportunity appeared only to be available to women but correct me if I’m mistaken) from countries like Japan, India and Pakistan and this edition features one such stewardess from Japan on what was then known as the Polar Route (London - Anchorage - Tokyo). National stewardesses has special uniforms (the Japan one is featured here) and the route had its own brand (also featured here). I’ve also included an article about the new (in 1969) BOAC USA advertising campaign and some examples included in this edition.