3 Links I Love: Brutally Boeing, Flybe Saved, American Fights in Boston

3 Links I Love: Brutally Boeing, Flybe Saved, American Fights in Boston

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December 2019 Letterrichardaboulafia.com
I keep wanting to write about the ever-worsening situation at Boeing, but I just don’t pay close enough attention to the aerospace side to be able to add enough value on the minutiae. I will certainly have more to say when …

Forget Fancy Tech; Delta Can Win Way More Friends By Tackling the Change Fee

Forget Fancy Tech; Delta Can Win Way More Friends By Tackling the Change Fee

Dawn Gilbertson over at USA Today did some good work to discover that Delta may be considering shaking up the hated change fee. When she reached out to me for comment, I couldn’t help but get excited at the prospect… but I’m also realistic. Changing a flight is onerous …

A Look at Parallel Reality, Delta's Wall of Messages Directed at Individual Travelers

A Look at Parallel Reality, Delta's Wall of Messages Directed at Individual Travelers

Delta CEO Ed Bastian’s wide-ranging keynote last week rolled out all sorts of technological goodies, but there was only one that really caught my eye. PARALLEL REALITY is a technology that can project unique, personalized messages to a number of different people from the same exact screen. This sounds like …

Strange Math: A Fight for 27, or 29, or 39 New Gates in Denver

Strange Math: A Fight for 27, or 29, or 39 New Gates in Denver

When Denver International Airport replaced Stapleton in the 1990s, it was designed to grow. Granted, at the time, it was hard to imagine an actual need for that since it was gigantic. But here we are in 2019 with three hometown airlines jockeying for position, and Denver is out of …

3 Links I Love: A Ukrainian Look at the Crash, Another Hall-of-Famer Retires, JetBlue Goes Green(er)

3 Links I Love: A Ukrainian Look at the Crash, Another Hall-of-Famer Retires, JetBlue Goes Green(er)

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How Ukrainian plane crash went from ‘engine failure’ to ‘Iranian attack’Kyiv Post
I find myself wondering if we’ll every truly know what brought down the Ukrainian plane upon departure out of Tehran, but I thought it worth looking at coverage coming out of Ukraine …

The Cranky Flier Interview: Breakfast with the CEO of Ontario Airport

The Cranky Flier Interview: Breakfast with the CEO of Ontario Airport

As the holidays approached, I sat down with Mark Thorpe, CEO of Ontario International Airport Authority. I’ve actually known Mark since college, but we reconnected when he was working for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) years ago. Since that time, he went to DFW and then came back to Southern …

What the F*&@ is ADS-B and Why Is It Ruining Trips to the Bahamas?

What the F*&@ is ADS-B and Why Is It Ruining Trips to the Bahamas?

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for new regulations to go into effect. One of the big aviation-related regulations involves the required use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (only slightly less-awkwardly referred to as ADS-B) in the US. This may sound like some technical program that doesn’t matter …

Cranky on the Web: Overbooking Strategy, Customizing Offers

Cranky on the Web: Overbooking Strategy, Customizing Offers

Make the Most of an Overbooked FlightAARP
This went live a month ago, but I didn’t realize it was actually published electronically until this week. AARP asked me to write an article about strategies for getting bumped.

Airlines Are Offering Passengers Plenty of Choices — but Does It

3 Links I Love: An Big Loss at Emirates, Eastern Wants Growth, Photos Aplenty

3 Links I Love: An Big Loss at Emirates, Eastern Wants Growth, Photos Aplenty

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An Executive’s Retirement Signals the End of a Golden Era at EmiratesSkift
Emirates CEO Sir Tim Clark has announced he’s retiring, and Brian Sumers takes a retrospective look at his time at the helm. There’s no question he has been a force in this …

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