Cranky on the Web (May 26 – 30)

Cranky Analysis: Big Opportunity for American in the DFW Metroplex; Data Turns Up An Unexpected GemPlaneBusiness Banter (Subscription Required)
I’m back with another analysis for PlaneBusiness this week. Turns out American has been losing ground in head to head markets from Dallas to just about everyone over the last few years. That means opportunity. But the most interesting thing I found in researching this was the varying strategies US Airways and American used for fighting Spirit. But that’s the topic of a future post.

Cheaper fares from CVG? Yep, CVGCincinnati Enquirer
I was asked to comment on the recent growth in ultra low fare options in Cincinnati. Though I will say that the quote used to close out the story wasn’t exactly clear about my point. While there are vacation companies that have been around for a long time (like Apple Vacations), there are others that come and go with relative ease. It takes a lot less money to start up that business than an airline, so they’re quicker to come and quicker to go in general.

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