3 Boeing Links I Love: Boeing's Influencer Event, More Delays, A Delta Hope

3 Boeing Links I Love: Boeing's Influencer Event, More Delays, A Delta Hope

This Week’s Featured Links

Muilenburg: Returning Max to service ‘will be an international decision’Learmount.com
Boeing held a gathering in Seattle last week for influencers, analysts, and really anyone but media. I was included in the group, but I was at a conference I couldn’t miss. This write-up seems to …

United Turns to the Airbus A321XLR; Boeing Can't Compete

United Turns to the Airbus A321XLR; Boeing Can't Compete

It was only this summer when American announced an order for 50 A321XLRs. At the time, nobody seemed surprised. American is a customer of both Airbus and Boeing, and the A321XLR was the right airplane to fill the airline’s needs on long, thin routes that the 757 operates today. …

American Begins to Look Beyond Its Rigid Hub Strategy With New Austin Service

American Begins to Look Beyond Its Rigid Hub Strategy With New Austin Service

Ever since the US Airways days, the current American management team has been completely and totally focused on building service in hubs and only in hubs. That has frustrated many, especially those in logical spokes that could benefit from more service. This is finally starting to change, if ever-so-slightly. Today, …

United's Orderly Leadership Transition: What Well-Run Companies Do

United's Orderly Leadership Transition: What Well-Run Companies Do

I awoke Thursday morning to a flurry of emails about the personnel changes at the top being announced at United. One from a United spokesperson included the press release and said simply, “call me when you can.”

Before making the call, I made sure to read through the release in …

Cranky on the Web: United's New CEO, Southwest Ponders Change, 2020 Route Launches

Cranky on the Web: United's New CEO, Southwest Ponders Change, 2020 Route Launches

United’s Scott Kirby Finally Gets a CEO Job: Now What?Skift
Brian Sumers asked me about my experiences with Scott when he was running revenue management, and I was a pricing analyst and, eventually, manager. I’ll have much more to say about this change in management next week.

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3 Bailout Links I Love: Alitalia, Hong Kong Airlines, and South African

3 Bailout Links I Love: Alitalia, Hong Kong Airlines, and South African

This week’s featured link:

Alitalia set for €400mn gov’t bailout after talks collapsech-aviation
Nobody wants to rescue Alitalia, so the burden has now fallen back on to the government. That sound you hear is another 400 million euros going down the drain at the Worst Airline Ever.…

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson On Future Potential Applications for Blockchain in Travel

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson On Future Potential Applications for Blockchain in Travel

Welcome back to the second part of my discussion with Pedro Anderson, Founder and CEO of Winding Tree, the company that has partnered with Hahn Air. If you missed the first part, head back here to learn about the current application with Hahn Air as well as the general idea

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson Explains Blockchain's Place in Travel

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson Explains Blockchain's Place in Travel

There are some things in the world that I just don’t understand, and one of those things is blockchain. I mean, I get it technically, but I find myself stuck on figuring out how it actually fits into the world of air travel in a meaningful way. Even though I

Allegiant Is the Latest To Get Operational Religion

Allegiant Is the Latest To Get Operational Religion

Walking through Allegiant’s recent investor presentation is like walking through an alternate universe. For years, Allegiant was known as an airline with poor operational performance and widely-reported safety concerns. Now, however, Allegiant is looking like an operations machine. The hard part is going to be changing customer perception.

Let’s …

3 Links I Love: Jetlines Sues, South African Screws (Itself), Float to Cruise

3 Links I Love: Jetlines Sues, South African Screws (Itself), Float to Cruise

This week’s featured link:

CANADA JETLINES LTD. and : CANADA JETLINES OPERATIONS LTD. v. DAVID NEELEMAN, DGN CORPORATION : and BREEZE AVIATION GROUP, INC.United States District Court
Jetlines says David Neeleman stole Lukas Johnson — then Jetlines’s CEO — and called banks to prevent Jetlines from getting funding. …

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