This Week on BNET (March 30 – April 3)

Alliance Panel at the Phoenix Aviation Symposium
The alliances discussion was one of the more interesting panels, I thought. The talk centered around why and even if alliances are worthwhile.

Modernizing the Fleet: Phoenix Aviation Symposium
So when is the right time to buy new airplanes? Credit is hard to come by and people are waiting for new technology. When will that happen?

Aircraft Manufacturers, Regulators Fight Over the Environment
A discussion on the environment turned heated as everyone tried to discuss the best way to make things better. Unsurprisingly, there was no consensus.

The Importance of American’s Wi-fi Announcement
American’s decision to expand wireless internet to most of its domestic fleet is a very important one for the US airline industry. And that’s good news for travelers.

JetBlue’s President and COO Russ Chew Talks About the Airline’s Transformation
I didn’t just sit down with JetBlue CEO Dave Barger last week. I also spoke with Russ Chew to talk about the airline’s internal transformation.

2 Responses to This Week on BNET (March 30 – April 3)

  1. Ed Kelty says:

    Interesting that American is rolling out Wi-fi. If Wi-fi is o.k. and does not interfere with navigation systems on the plane, will we be able to use our Blackberries and cell phones?

  2. CF says:

    Ed – If you have wifi on your Blackberry, then you will be able to use it. But there is no mobile phone service onboard, so you can only use devices that have wifi. You will not be able to make phone calls using that service.

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