Southwest Slashes September Flights, Everyone Else Remains Quiet

Southwest Slashes September Flights, Everyone Else Remains Quiet

This week on Skeds of air Lines, that Texan cowboy — Southwest — decided the time had come to face reality and make a move. But that was pretty much all of the big action at the O.K. Corral. Everyone else went back to the saloon to think about what’s … Read the post

A New Cranky Talk Is Live: How Airlines Are Keeping Travelers Safe

A New Cranky Talk Is Live: How Airlines Are Keeping Travelers Safe

Cranky Talk: How Airlines are Keeping Travelers Safe

It’s Cranky Talk time again, and this week, it’s a super-sized 18+ minute podcast. Why is it so long? Well, we had a lot to talk about.

See, this week we really dive into the whole “health … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Credit Card Declines, Mobile Moves, Israel’s New Plane

3 Links I Love: Credit Card Declines, Mobile Moves, Israel’s New Plane

This week’s featured link

Travel Blogs Rode Credit Card Referrals Wave: What Comes Next?Skift
It may be a day of reckoning for credit card bloggers. The olden times of easy, big money are — at the very least — temporarily gone. Will they come back?

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Lufthansa Goes Back to Its Happy Place By Starting a New Airline For No Good Reason

Lufthansa Goes Back to Its Happy Place By Starting a New Airline For No Good Reason

If there’s anything the Lufthansa Group loves, it’s complexity. The group has been fanatical about making things as confusing as possible from an operational perspective, and it has been quite successful. After finally clearing out some of the weeds, Lufthansa has apparently decided it over-simplified. Get ready for Ocean, a Read the post

Vintage Airport Shirts Are Now Available… And We’re Taking Requests For More

Vintage Airport Shirts Are Now Available… And We’re Taking Requests For More

For those of you who like to kick it old school — damn, I sound like an old guy trying to pretend to be cool — we now have vintage airport t-shirts available. It’s not a huge list yet, because it’s a whole lot harder to find accurate airport maps … Read the post

Despite Mass Airline Layoffs Looming, the Feds Should Stop Funneling Money Into Airlines

Despite Mass Airline Layoffs Looming, the Feds Should Stop Funneling Money Into Airlines

We are now less than two months away from key CARES Act provisions expiring at the end of September, and that means there will be massive changes to the airline industry overnight starting October 1. As we creep closer, calls to extend CARES Act funding have grown louder. Those calls … Read the post

American and United Load September Schedules, More Cuts For Everyone

American and United Load September Schedules, More Cuts For Everyone

It’s Monday, and that means it’s schedule change time. You requested it, and now the time has come to give this weekly post a name. Like sands through the hourglass, so are the skeds of air lines….

In this week’s episodes… more cuts. So many … Read the post

3 Links I Love: CLE Rocks, UV Cleaning, New Newark, Lauda

3 Links I Love: CLE Rocks, UV Cleaning, New Newark, Lauda

This week’s featured link

95 Years of Historic Firsts at CLEAirportsHistory.org
One of my favorite website-finds of the year is back with a look at the surprisingly important history of Cleveland’s airport. Enjoy the distraction from the dumpster-fire that is everything else these days.

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Figuring Out How Much Cash the Airlines are Really Burning

Figuring Out How Much Cash the Airlines are Really Burning

There are many metrics used to evaluate the health of an airline, but these days, cash burn is pretty much all that matters. Oh sure, you need to think about debt levels, liquidity, etc, but ultimately this is a game of staying alive as long as possible, and the less … Read the post

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