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Europe’s Crisis Takes Down 2 Airlines (so far…)

The past couple weeks haven’t been so hot for airline passengers in Europe. On January 30, Spain’s SpanAir abruptly shut down, leaving some 22,000 ticket holders stranded. It had been propped up with nearly $200 million in subsidies, a situation that was hard to justify given Spain’s precarious financial condition. At least


Mexicana May Live, but Blackjack Offers Better Odds for Your $

  Editor’s Note August 29 – The weekend after I posted this, Mexicana officially declared themselves dead and they have canceled all flights. Living in Mexico as I am right now, I’m particularly interested in how this Mexicana Airlines train wreck will play out. Ever since they declared bankruptcy it’s been a