Downgraded: Airtran
Airtran has been slapped with a $500,000 fine for failing to assist disabled passengers and further failing to respond adequately to complaints between 2007 and 2009.

Upgraded: Ubiquity of inflight wifi
Aircell, which markets inflight wifi under the Gogo brand name, has installed hotspots in its 1000th plane. Delta is closest to the finish line, with 527 out of 549 planes installed.

Upgraded: Bling
For those who’ve wondered what it’s like in the absolute highest-end (widebody) luxury jets, consider this slideshow of photographs by Nick Gleis, “who photographs the pimped up private jets that belong African dictators and other heads of state.” Enjoy the ultra-tacky comfort!

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4 Responses to “Upgrades and Downgrades: Airtran, wifi, bling!”

  1. beltway Says:

    Sweet baby Jesus, those jet interiors are fugly.

  2. Jeff G Says:

    I had visions of Austin Powers dancing through my head when I saw that jet interior!

  3. beltway Says:

    Topless?!? They appear to be anything but.

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