This Week on BNET (Dec 22 – 26)

Accidents/Incidents, Alaska Airlines, Alliances, American, BNET, Continental, Delays/Cancellations, Delta, Government Regulation, LGA - New York/La Guardia, Schedule Changes, Southwest, Westjet

Secretary of Transportation Nominee Ray LaHood on Aviation
Obama has picked former Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL) as his Secretary of Transportation. Will this be good for the airline industry?

When Twitter Gets Interesting
It’s rare that I find Twitter interesting, but one passenger’s use of it after his plane crashed this weekend caught my eye.

Airlines Should Monitor Google Trends
Google Trends offers an opportunity for airlines to see what people are searching. There was a great example this week on how airlines could serve customers better.

US Wants Fewer Operations at LaGuardia
American offered to kill off some flights awhile ago, but the feds wouldn’t retire the slots. Now that’s exactly what they want? Uh, ok.

Southwest Looks to Connect to WestJet in Nevada and Florida
Southwest has leaked its likely first connecting points to WestJet, and at least a couple of them are far from ideal.

Delta Postpones Raleigh/Durham to Paris Flight
Delta postponed their Paris flight from Raleigh almost as quickly as it started. What’s behind this move?

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