Atlanta's airport will get a $6 billion renovation. And other links.

Atlanta is preparing for a major renovation of its airport. Photo: Wikipedia. 

Atlanta is preparing for a major renovation of its airport. Photo: Wikipedia. 

Hello everyone. Here are some stories I have enjoyed this week. 

Atlanta's airport is about to embark on a $6 billion renovation. AJC.com

The Chicago Tribune's Phil Rosenthal pays homage to the Boeing 747, which United said this week it will retire by 2018. "The 747 was this impossibly big, incredibly powerful thing that flew fast, high, smooth and gracefully despite all the forces pushing against it, and you felt special to be aboard it," he writes. 

Remember my story about how Alaska Airlines rerouted a flight so passengers could see a total solar eclipse? One passenger took video and Conde Nast Traveler has it. 

What's the best credit card for JetBlue fliers? ViewFromTheWing fills us in

JetBlue is growing big-time in Fort Lauderdale. South Florida Sun-Sentinel. 

The newest member of Wow Air's board of directors is former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza, which should tell you a lot about Wow Air's strategy. Airways News. 

Looking for cheaper airfare from Southern California? Maybe you should fly from Tijuana's airport. Wall Street Journal. 

And finally, a note to readers: Earlier today, I mistakenly published a post on United Airlines that was not ready for publication. This was a technological error, so I took the post down. I apologize that it appeared on the blog for several hours.