Cranky Flier Podcast #1: Across the Aisle From OneJet CEO Matt Maguire

When I asked last week, many of you really liked the idea of a podcast. So here it is. This one went longer than planned (17m50s) because I repurposed an interview I was planning to transcribe for my Across the Aisle series. Now you get to hear me speak with OneJet CEO Matt Maguire instead.

Please provide feedback on this, so I can tweak and ultimately decide if this is worth doing. And if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, email me at cf@crankyflier.com.

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20 Comments on "Cranky Flier Podcast #1: Across the Aisle From OneJet CEO Matt Maguire"

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Stephen Ivey
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I think the podcast is great. especially when you do across the aisle segments. Plus if you break your fingers again you can just do a podcast! Also, I think a cranky rant segment about how awful United is! Also as far as sponsors you should check out patreon.com/. keep up the good work!

noahkimmel
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I really liked this! Worked well for the across-the-aisle segments

Alan Gluck
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Is the podcast going to become a regular (maybe weekly) feature? If so, how do I subscribe?

Thanks Cranky.

David SF eastbay
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Sorry I won’t be listening.

Kilroy
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This is an interesting business model. I like the idea of connecting mid sized cities directly. It reminds of the Ultimate Air Shuttle operation out of Cincinnati, only with much smaller planes. Did Mr. Maguire mention that he would ever consider flying out of non-commercial airports that are closer to city centers (again, like UAS does out of Lunken in Cincy)? I know he mentioned that fuel was much cheaper at the commercial airports, but they are usually much less convenient for travels, especially when flight times are so short. Could be interesting to see OneAir try both options, like… Read more »
Kilroy
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Oh, and not to continue to harp on Ultimate Air Shuttle, but if you could arrange an interview with them (suggested topics: their history, their business model / niche, future plans, etc), that would make for a great Across the Aisle post.

An interview with an EAS carrier like SeaPort Air would also be worth a shot.

I find these smaller scheduled operators to be very fascinating, and a good change of pace from reading about the big guys.

cblock2
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An interview with SeaPort would be interesting, but in a “wow, what happened that led to Chapter 7?” way. I’d listen, but I don’t know how many others would.

Mark
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Could not get podcast. Said——this content is not compatible with your email client. ???

Doug Hirsch
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Well done.

James
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Great job on your first podcast. Like to hear many more. Actually, I prefer podcast these days over written content as I can multitask when enjoying the podcast.

One important thing though would be ensure they are available iTunes and Google. Helps the listeners with access to and for you broadens distribution methods and builds awareness of your podcast.

Sanjeev M
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As long as the post is accompanied with a picture of our usual cigarette smoker, I’m ok with it :)

pilotaaron1
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I would love in addition to the podcast if we had a chance to view the text of it. I always read the blog at work. I realize right now that is a ton of work especially with the broken fingers right now. But maybe something in the future.

Anonymous
Member

Excellent Brett! Well done – please continue with the great work!

Ron
Guest

Nice podcast. One thing I wonder about with very small aircraft is variable demand. When you have 100-200 daily seats in a market, you can assume demand will be somewhat similar from day to day or week to week, and then you fine-tune the match between seats and demand by dynamically adjusting prices. But what do you do when you have just 7 or 14 seats? How can you guarantee that you don’t fly empty one day, and are oversubscribed the next day?

Doug Hirsch
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Ron has nailed one of the chief headaches on Essential Air Services routes. You may get the “completion” subsidy for flying empty, but if you can’t keep the numbers up, no one can justify paying for the route to continue. That said, these are smaller aircraft than the 19-seaters we were flying on EAS routes, which is an advantage during off-peak periods.
The advantage we had was 34-seaters we could swap in during peak demand.

Doug (Colgan dispatch 2003-6)

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