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AIRWORLD PART 8: LOW FARE WARS

By: Greg Lindsay on September 21, 2005

ATLANTA (AdAge.com) -- Today was just another day in Airworld. I rolled out of bed (next to gate E18), jumped in the shower (at the Delta Crown Room Club), checked e-mail and somehow still managed to set off late for the office (at gate C20), where I was due to meet AirTran's director of marketing.

Vegas Part 5: Same Old, Same Old on the Strip

By: Greg Lindsay on May 26, 2006

LAS VEGAS (AdAge.com) -- By my fifth day in Las Vegas, I was not, despite Hunter S. Thompson's example, a sleep-deprived, drug-addled freak. If anything, I was actually a little bored. What I really saw during my time here was an infectious degree of sameness. The last decade's luxe lust may have built the city into an adult playpen, but for anyone from New York or Los Angeles or San Francisco, the net effect has been to bring Las Vegas more up to par with those cities while sweeping away all of its sandy grit. For example, not only could I find the same luxury brands in the Forum Shops that I could in New York, I could also find them again half a mile up the Strip in the Fashion Show Mall.

AIRWORLD PART 4: ON A WING AND A SONG AT LAX

By: Greg Lindsay on September 15, 2005

LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) -- I purposefully chose Song rather than JetBlue for the five-and-a-half-hour transcontinental flight to Los Angeles. After all, it was a name in the news as well as the conversation all around me along the way. In fact, not long after I landed, its parent, Delta Air Lines, filed for chapter 11 as predicted.

AIRWORLD PART 3: PANIC ATTACK

By: Greg Lindsay on September 14, 2005

AIRBORNE (AdAge.com) -- Enfolded in a blessedly cushioned airline seat and leveling off after a climb out of Orlando, I am inclined to seriously rethink my original idea that sleeping in airports will be some great adventure. Airworld, it turns out, can be as much a grim gulag as a glitzy shopping mall.

Airbust? A380 Hits Marketing Turbulence

By: Greg Lindsay on April 02, 2007

The arrival of the double-decker Airbus A380 on U.S. runways last month was a once-in-a-lifetime sighting for "plane spotters" and a tailor-made photo-op for the press. Yet the plane's potential customers -- airline CEOs and, ultimately, paying passengers -- were unimpressed and confused, respectively.

FEEDING THE CONSUMER BEAST, ONE MEDIA AT A TIME

By: Greg Lindsay on January 03, 2006

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Wayne and Tyna Donelson, 56 and 54, don't have much time for most mass media. A married pair of small-business owners who work from home in rural Massachusetts, they subscribe to the local paper and a few magazines, rent DVDs voraciously and, thanks to Comcast's video-on-demand package, watch yet another movie together every afternoon.