Sign of the Apocalyse: American’s Cheap, Refundable Long-Haul Fares

Sign of the Apocalyse: American’s Cheap, Refundable Long-Haul Fares

It was a big enough shock to see airline change fees start melting away, but now there’s something even stranger happening. American is experimenting with affordable, refundable fares on long-haul flights. I suppose we’re at the point where airlines will do anything to try and stimulate demand.

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November Comes Into Focus, International Faces a Long, Cold Winter

November Comes Into Focus, International Faces a Long, Cold Winter

It’s been quite a week for the good residents of Airlineville. The Widget, the Animal, and Ms Blue all got together to release their plans for November, and they don’t look overly-promising. More will undoubtedly come next week. But that wasn’t the only news.

The … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: Travel Brain Trust

Cranky on the Web: Travel Brain Trust

This week, one of our long-time partners at Cranky Concierge started a new livestream series called Travel Brain Trust. She and another luxury travel advisor are putting out what they call “expert insights and insider knowledge about authentic, luxurious experiences and destinations.”

For their inaugural, … Read the post

3 Links I Love: E Kipa Mai, Palm Springs Boomtown, Global Crossing

3 Links I Love: E Kipa Mai, Palm Springs Boomtown, Global Crossing

This Week’s Featured Link

Know this before you go to Hawaii Oct. 15Alaska Airlines Blog
The day is getting closer… on October 15 you can once again travel to Hawai’i. There are, however, restrictions. I found this blog entry worth a read to understand exactly what’s required. Now … Read the post

Doing the Dance: How Salt Lake City Phased Its New Terminal

Doing the Dance: How Salt Lake City Phased Its New Terminal

It’s been described as doing open heart surgery on a patient that’s awake. Building a new terminal can be challenging, as anyone who has gone through LaGuardia in the last couple years knows. But with Salt Lake City opening the first part of its new terminal this month, I thought … Read the post

More Cuts, Hawaiian Prepares for Reopening, A Handful of New Routes

More Cuts, Hawaiian Prepares for Reopening, A Handful of New Routes

Welcome back. The Eskimo has been busy shrinking in October, but it is not alone. Nay. The Eagle, the Widget, and the Heart have all made cuts of their own. But some are more targeted than others.

It’s not all bad news. Pualani has been … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Selling SkyMiles, One Pilot Onboard, Voices of Dispatchers

3 Links I Love: Selling SkyMiles, One Pilot Onboard, Voices of Dispatchers

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Delta SkyMiles Investor Presentation – September 14, 2020EDGAR
First it was United, now Delta is using its loyalty program as collateral for a big loan. I’ve skimmed through this, and there’s nothing crazy that stands out, but it’s still a worthy read.

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Why JSX is Being Kicked Out of Orange County Airport

Why JSX is Being Kicked Out of Orange County Airport

JSX — the airline formerly known as JetSuiteX — sent out a somewhat odd blast email last week. The airline said it was being told that after this year it couldn’t continue to fly out of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, but it’s far, far more complicated than that. … Read the post

JetBlue Doubles Down on Newark and Los Angeles But Only One Makes Sense

JetBlue Doubles Down on Newark and Los Angeles But Only One Makes Sense

JetBlue is an airline on a mission. With a deal to not furlough any pilots until next May, it is trying to put as many of them to work as possible. After an initial barrage of routes that mostly focused on Florida and Newark, the airline has moved … Read the post

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