Weekly Travel Roundup

Here are some articles and links from around the travel world that came across my desk this week. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave them in the comments, post them on our Facebook page or send them my way on Twitter.

Airplanes Around Thunderstorms

A few nights ago at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, a thunderstorm rolled in causing many planes to be rerouted. Watch this video to see how the air traffic controllers kept all of the incoming flights out of harms way.

Airfare Watchdog’s Best U.S. Airlines for 2014

We all have our favorite airline, or at least a preferred airline where most of our miles reside, but which airline is the best? For the third year, Airfare Watchdog has tried to find an answer, using criteria such as number of cancelled flights, on-time arrivals, customer satisfaction, and more. They present their findings for each category, as well as announce an overall winner for “Best U.S. Airline for 2014”. Did your favorite make the list?

Following Disasters, Malaysia Airlines Considers Brand Overhaul

After two major flight crashes in recent months, Malaysia Airlines is looking for a public relations overhaul with a new name. It wouldn’t be the first time a major company (or airline) wanted to disassociate itself from tragic events, but after operating for three years in the red, as well as flights 370 and 17, Malaysia is hoping a new name could save the airline from ruin.

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