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
This week’s featured link
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
I fear my relationship with Diio by Cirium is becoming unhealthy. Every Friday night, I run to Diio to learn about that week’s airline schedule changes, but Diio remains emotionless. Maybe I’m asking too much, but that won’t quell my burning desire to spend every weekend with the website. This … Read the post
This week’s featured link
Boeing 737 MAX re-certification is not expected before October – Airway
Delays, delays, delays. As the Wall Street Journal reported, the MAX return is likely pushed into next year. But does anyone really care at this point?
This morning, Alaska is announcing that the MOU is signed, and it is now officially a member-elect in the oneworld alliance. This, of course, is no surprise. It said that it would join the alliance back in February when its deal with American came together. More recently, it … Read the post