This week on Skeds of air Lines, that Texan cowboy — Southwest — decided the time had come to face reality and make a move. But that was pretty much all of the big action at the O.K. Corral. Everyone else went back to the saloon to think about what’s … Read the post
It’s Cranky Talk time again, and this week, it’s a super-sized 18+ minute podcast. Why is it so long? Well, we had a lot to talk about.
See, this week we really dive into the whole “health … Read the post
Flying in 2020 and 2021: How Airlines Are Adapting and How Passengers Can Stay Safe – WendyPerrin.com
Wendy had Gary Leff and me on a Zoom call with her readers to talk about the current state of air travel. Here’s an abridged version of our conversation.
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Travel Blogs Rode Credit Card Referrals Wave: What Comes Next? – Skift
It may be a day of reckoning for credit card bloggers. The olden times of easy, big money are — at the very least — temporarily gone. Will they come back?
If there’s anything the Lufthansa Group loves, it’s complexity. The group has been fanatical about making things as confusing as possible from an operational perspective, and it has been quite successful. After finally clearing out some of the weeds, Lufthansa has apparently decided it over-simplified. Get ready for Ocean, a … Read the post
We are now less than two months away from key CARES Act provisions expiring at the end of September, and that means there will be massive changes to the airline industry overnight starting October 1. As we creep closer, calls to extend CARES Act funding have grown louder. Those calls … Read the post
It’s Monday, and that means it’s schedule change time. You requested it, and now the time has come to give this weekly post a name. Like sands through the hourglass, so are the skeds of air lines….
In this week’s episodes… more cuts. So many … Read the post
The Future of Air Travel in the Age of COVID-19: Route Networks, Hubs, Scheduling, and Connectivity – Airways Magazine
I talked to Chris Sloan for his sweeping look at the future of air travel earlier this year. Subscribers to Airways already saw this, but now some of it has been … Read the post
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95 Years of Historic Firsts at CLE – AirportsHistory.org
One of my favorite website-finds of the year is back with a look at the surprisingly important history of Cleveland’s airport. Enjoy the distraction from the dumpster-fire that is everything else these days.
There are many metrics used to evaluate the health of an airline, but these days, cash burn is pretty much all that matters. Oh sure, you need to think about debt levels, liquidity, etc, but ultimately this is a game of staying alive as long as possible, and the less … Read the post
Many people have seen the overall TSA data showing how many people are starting their trips at US airports on the whole, but did you know that TSA also releases data by airport? This data is fascinating, and it’s a great window into exactly what is going on today on … Read the post