Cranky on the Web (July 15 – 19)

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been named to the Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist list for 2013 for urgent airline assistance. That makes 3 years in row.

Mythbusting: Why’d They Cancel My Favorite Flight? It’s Always Full!Conde Nast Daily Traveler
This is a link that I will need to keep handy, because people always ask me how a flight could be canceled if it’s always full. Here’s why.

In the Trenches: A Get-Together Post-MortemIntuit Small Business Blog
Our annual meeting at Cranky Concierge worked out pretty well in the end.

Ontario making a case for LAX lawsuitInland Valley Daily Bulletin
Another day, another Ontario article. This time it looks like Ontario is just trying to make life terrible for LAWA.

PlaneBusiness CrankyAnalysis: The GAO Report On American/US Airways Merger –More Holes Than Swiss CheesePlaneBusiness Banter ($Subscription Required$)
I dug into the DOT data and reviewed the GAO report claiming that there would be huge reduction in competition in the AA/US merger. I found all kinds of problems with the data. The competitive impact is much smaller than the GAO has suggested.

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