Delta and The Perils of Investing in Partners It Can’t Control

Delta and The Perils of Investing in Partners It Can’t Control

They say the more risk you take, the higher the potential reward. That is true, but it can also naturally go in the other direction. After years of building up equity investments abroad, US carriers are quickly coming to terms with seeing their investments disappear. There is no airline harder …

Cranky on the Web: Flying Changes, Shrinking Airlines, and To Mask or Not

Cranky on the Web: Flying Changes, Shrinking Airlines, and To Mask or Not

Flying during the pandemic? Here’s what you need to knowCNBC
Here’s a look at the (near) future of flying and what will change.

Major Airlines Expected to Shrink After PandemicBlue Sky News
This publication is put out by Pittsburgh International Airport, and they took a look …

3 Links I Love: American Says No Bankruptcy But Slashes Jobs, Delta Looks for Volunteers

3 Links I Love: American Says No Bankruptcy But Slashes Jobs, Delta Looks for Volunteers

This week’s featured link

American Air CEO Says Bankruptcy Is an Option He Won’t ConsiderBloomberg
We have three related links this week. First, a recap of what American CEO Doug Parker said at an investment conference this week. (United CEO Scott Kirby seems to think the same thing

Clipped Wings: Flying — and Not Flying –During COVID-19 (Guest Post)

Clipped Wings: Flying — and Not Flying –During COVID-19 (Guest Post)

You may remember reading about Korry Franke, a now Newark-based 737 pilot who wrote the book 3 Feet to the Left, here on the blog. I reached out to Korry to ask how things were going from a pilot perspective, and he offered to write a column on

Cranky on the Web: A Livestream Tuesday, 39 Questions With Johnny Jet

Cranky on the Web: A Livestream Tuesday, 39 Questions With Johnny Jet

Mondays Live With Skift Airline Weekly
Join me and Skift Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan for a chat about the airlines on TUESDAY at 830a PT. It’ll be live, and you can register here to join. Or you can watch or listen to the replay later.

It’s an awfully-weird …

3 Links I Love: Pan Am R&R Flights, Why Airports Die, A Delta Rumor I Hope Isn’t True

3 Links I Love: Pan Am R&R Flights, Why Airports Die, A Delta Rumor I Hope Isn’t True

This week’s featured link

Flight StatusThe Washington Post Magazine
It’s a long weekend so we all have more time to kill than usual. So, here’s a nice, long piece looking at the flight attendants who flew R&R flights for Pan Am into and out of Vietnam.

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If You’re Going to Fly, Wear a Mask and Stop Expecting Social Distancing

If You’re Going to Fly, Wear a Mask and Stop Expecting Social Distancing

If you spend a lot of time on social media, you’ve likely seen an increasing number of travelers griping about their air travel woes. The general complaint is that airlines are not living up to their promises to allow for social distancing on airplanes. To this I say… if you’re …

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