Cranky on the Web (April 18 – 22)

Little planes get big seatsCNN Out of the Office
This week, I take a look at why US Airways is putting First Class on regional jets. These airplanes are not so “regional” anymore.

Airlines Online: A Changing LandscapeThe Kojo Nnamdi Show
I was on for an hour with Kojo and his DC-based public radio show talking about American/Orbitz, Google/ITA and more. You can listen or read the transcript.

In the Trenches: Pricing Feedback Rolls inIntuit Small Business Blog
Pricing feedback has rolled in after sending my proposed changes to existing clients. I’m glad I sent it out.

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Regarding the ATC contollers sleeping on the job…I may be showing my age, but why has no one made a connection to the state of air traffic control TODAY and CURRENT staff policy/perfomance QUALITY to Reagan firing all the professional union ATC Contollers back in THE early 80ty’s? He just wanted to break that “mean” Union and all those pros were let go…obviously the training ovet the last three decades has had a negative impact as a result of the loss all those professionals who would have trained todays controllers….Perhaps Washington National Airport should be renamed after the President of… Read more »

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Interesting. Lots of points there. -I don’t know much bout 80’s unions. Was born in the early 90’s. -I agree with your second point, however there is a limit to how many airplanes can fit in a system, with or without good ATC. Our problem is we have too many airplanes trying to fit through too little space. This is why the Fed Gov opens up a Northeast military corridor during Thanksgiving every year. -How about just LESS PLANES? Why do we allow 16 daily US Airways Express LGA-PHL slot holders? Can’t Amtrak and Chinatown/Bolt/Megabus take care of this market?… Read more »


U.S. Airways first class: one annoying feature of U.S. Airways online reservations is that they show an itinerary as first/envoy if there’s just one segment in first. So when they display those LAX–TLV options, some “envoy” flights are just marginally more expensive than coach, but these turn out to be flying LAX–SFO on a United code share in first class, and continuing SFO–PHL–TLV in coach. Quite deceptive, if I may say.

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So after four months is there any feedback on whether or not adding the first class seats has benefited US airways?