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

Montrose Is the New Hot Spot and Other Changes in a Quiet Week

Montrose Is the New Hot Spot and Other Changes in a Quiet Week

After the blistering action last week, this week proved to be a more quiet one in Airlineville. According to the data from Cirium, many had skiing in the Rockies or a beach vacation in the Caribbean on their minds.

The Eskimo, however, had little … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: Airline Armageddon, American Cuts

Cranky on the Web: Airline Armageddon, American Cuts

I somehow failed to publish this post last weekend, so I went and held it for this week.

This week may be “Armageddon” for the airline industryMarketplace
I spoke with Marketplace about The Cliff that hit the industry a couple Thursdays ago. Marketplace … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Southwest’s 2021 Plan, Wizz Goes For the Kill, United Jumps on a Bandwagon

3 Links I Love: Southwest’s 2021 Plan, Wizz Goes For the Kill, United Jumps on a Bandwagon

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Gary Kelly Outlines Plans to Avoid Layoffs and Furloughs Through 2021Southwest Media
I thought this 10 minute video from Southwest CEO Gary Kelly was really well done. Sure, it’s good news that they are avoiding furloughs, but there are pay cuts that accompany those, … Read the post

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