Delta's New Miami Flights Are Almost Exactly What You'd Expect

Delta's New Miami Flights Are Almost Exactly What You'd Expect

When Delta decided to spend billions of dollars to wrestle LATAM away from American, it knew it had to invest in building up Miami. Miami is the unofficial capital of Latin America, and it’s a big operation for LATAM. But if LATAM was going to lose feed from American, …

JetBlue Cuts Long Beach Again, Refuses to Rip the Band-Aid Off

JetBlue Cuts Long Beach Again, Refuses to Rip the Band-Aid Off

If anyone understands what JetBlue is doing in Long Beach, please let me know. After trying all different kinds of things over the years, JetBlue has settled firmly into a downward trajectory. It was at 35 slots at one point, but it dropped to 24 when it realized it was …

Cranky on the Web: JetBlue Cuts Long Beach Again, An Airlines We Lost Interview

Cranky on the Web: JetBlue Cuts Long Beach Again, An Airlines We Lost Interview

JetBlue drops Oakland, shrinks Long Beach amid broader route shakeupTPG
JetBlue is cutting Long Beach again, and I chimed in for this TPG article. I, as you can imagine, have much more to say about this, so look for a post next week.

My interview with Brett Snyder,

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

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

This week’s featured link

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)

This Week’s Featured Link

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 …

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