Wizz Looks to Conquer the World, or At Least Europe

Wizz Looks to Conquer the World, or At Least Europe

I used to think of Wizz as that Central/Eastern European airline with the goofy name and pink and purple airplanes. That image is… outdated, to say the least. Sure, it still has the name and colors, but make no mistake about it; Wizz is a European powerhouse. It’s the Ryanair … Read the post

December Comes Into Focus and the Race for Leisure Travel Continues

December Comes Into Focus and the Race for Leisure Travel Continues

It seems like only yesterday that the residents of Airlineville were making Thanksgiving plans, but now Christmas is on their minds. The Eskimo, the Widget, and Pualani all began making their lists and checking them twice.

Some, however, are still stuck on Turkey Day. Ms … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: Airline Musical Chairs

Cranky on the Web: Airline Musical Chairs

Airlines experiment with new routes in ‘game of musical chairs’ to stem billions in pandemic lossesCNBC
Nearly all US airlines are getting creative with their networks plans, and Leslie Josephs over at CNBC put together a good write-up on the phenomenon.

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3 Links I Love: Southwest’s Strategy, Surrender the Dragon, Wizz Goes South

3 Links I Love: Southwest’s Strategy, Surrender the Dragon, Wizz Goes South

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What’s Southwest’s Network Strategy?Fly Data Guy
A former Southwest network planner talks about how Southwest has moved toward connecting banks during the pandemic.

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Quantifying the Incredibly Unlikely Aerosol Transmission of COVID on Airplanes

Quantifying the Incredibly Unlikely Aerosol Transmission of COVID on Airplanes

There’s a good chance you know someone who has told you, “oh yeah, I know someone who got COVID on an airplane.” That’s most likely not true. Not only is it unlikely that someone could pinpoint transmission like that in the US, but there’s also been plenty of work done … Read the post

A New Cranky Talk is Live – The Cliff Part 2: What Happened?

A New Cranky Talk is Live – The Cliff Part 2: What Happened?

Cranky Talk – The Cliff Part 2: What Happened?

Cranky Talk is back again, and this week we’re doing a follow-up episode. The Cliff has come and gone, so what happened? Not much. But come listen in to the conversation as we describe it in more detail.

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3 Links I Love: Airplanes are COVID-Safe, Goodbye Alitalia, WestJet Stays West

3 Links I Love: Airplanes are COVID-Safe, Goodbye Alitalia, WestJet Stays West

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TRANSCOM/AMC Commercial Aircraft Cabin Aerosol Dispersion TestsUS Transportation Command and DARPA
You probably saw news coverage of this study, but here is the study itself. In short, transmission on airplanes is incredibly unlikely with mask-wearing, but it’s worth a read to get more details … Read the post

The New Aeroplan Shows Why It’s Important to Own Your Loyalty Program

The New Aeroplan Shows Why It’s Important to Own Your Loyalty Program

Long ago, in a galaxy far far away, Air Canada needed cash. To get that cash, it spun off its Aeroplan loyalty program. Many hailed this as the future of loyalty, and other airlines, like Aeromexico and Cathay Pacific, did the same thing. But there is a real downside to … Read the post

Southwest Adds Chicago’s O’Hare and Houston’s Intercontinental… But Why?

Southwest Adds Chicago’s O’Hare and Houston’s Intercontinental… But Why?

Southwest used to be an airline that added dots in the Continental US to its route map at a torrid pace, but that hasn’t happened in a long time. After the AirTran merger settled, Southwest’s new cities focused on flying over the water — think the Caribbean, Mexico, and most … Read the post

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