Cranky on the Web: An Air Travel Rebound, Airlines We Lost

Cranky on the Web: An Air Travel Rebound, Airlines We Lost

Experts say vaccine rollout, cheap fares may lead to more rapid air travel reboundABC News
It seems like a lot of people think once the vaccines roll out in greater numbers, fares will rise. I just have trouble seeing that. I expect we’ll see fares remain low as … Read the post

3 Links I Love: MCAS Not Needed, CNN Airport Network Dies, JSX at Orange County

3 Links I Love: MCAS Not Needed, CNN Airport Network Dies, JSX at Orange County

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Boeing’s MCAS on the 737 Max may not have been needed at allThe Air Current
This long read is outside The Air Current’s paywall. Any time that happens, there’s a good chance you’ll find me posting it here because it’s always so fascinating. Be … Read the post

DOT Allows American and JetBlue to Coordinate Schedules in a Landmark Deal

DOT Allows American and JetBlue to Coordinate Schedules in a Landmark Deal

Note: I’m moving my Thursday post up to Wednesday this week, just because I really want to talk about this and don’t feel like waiting.

The press release simply says that American and JetBlue are “advancing” their strategic alliance. There’s the obligatory quote to fluff now-Senate Majority Leader Chuck … Read the post

Alaska Leans Into Its Oneworld Partnership With New Routes

Alaska Leans Into Its Oneworld Partnership With New Routes

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February is in Focus, JetBlue Whacks Airports, and Racing Toward the Sun… Again

February is in Focus, JetBlue Whacks Airports, and Racing Toward the Sun… Again

The holidays are done, and it’s time for the airlines to all get back to work on their 2021 plans. This week, the Eskimo, the Taxi, and the Globe all got around to mapping out their Februaries. Those dance cards are filling up, mostly because there’s a lot less room … Read the post

A New Cranky Talk is Live – How Airlines are Distributing Vaccines

A New Cranky Talk is Live – How Airlines are Distributing Vaccines

Cranky Talk – How Airlines are Distributing Vaccines

The new year has arrived, and vaccines are flowing… to some extent. There have been a bunch of different looks at vaccines from beginning to end, but of course, we care about how the airlines are involved.

Before recording, I talked to … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: LCCs Invade Big Airports

Cranky on the Web: LCCs Invade Big Airports

Chasing pandemic revenue, low-cost airlines expand in major citiesTravel Weekly
Here’s a look at how airlines have made their moves during the pandemic. As I mention in here, I do think Southwest’s roll into Houston/Interncontinental stands out since that’s not an airport that was particularly constrained before, as … Read the post

3 Links I Love: The Worst Airline Ever is Still Worst, an Emirates Interview, A Long TPG Read

3 Links I Love: The Worst Airline Ever is Still Worst, an Emirates Interview, A Long TPG Read

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Another rescue plan for Alitalia, does it stack up?Gridpoint Consulting
Curious what the newest version of the “Worst Airline Ever” will look like? It’ll look pretty much the same, just smaller until it’s magically profitable and amazing in 2025. It’s a good thing Italy … Read the post

Why Mexico Likely Hates the Idea of COVID Testing for International Travel to the US

Why Mexico Likely Hates the Idea of COVID Testing for International Travel to the US

While vaccines are the ultimate way to get travel moving again, there has been a whole lot of talk about just how much testing regimes can help to get things moving more quickly. In fact, the US airline lobbying group Airlines for America (A4A) has now come out in favor … Read the post

Eventually, You’ll Fly the MAX Again, But Nobody Will Make You Do It Now

Eventually, You’ll Fly the MAX Again, But Nobody Will Make You Do It Now

The MAX is back, and I don’t really care. That may sound callous and strange, but really, that’s how airlines should want this to be. It’s just another 737, now improved so it won’t occasionally try to kill you when you fly. But of course, not everyone feels the way … Read the post

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