This Week on BNET (March 9 – 13)

787, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, BNET, Delta, Inflight Entertainment, United, US Airways, Virgin America

News and Notes From United’s 10-K
United’s 10-K gave us some interesting bits on its Mileage Plus redemptions, bmi partnership, and its credit card processing agreements.

Visiting Lumexis, a New Competitor in the Inflight Entertainment World
Lumexis put its first inflight entertainment test system on an airplane this week, and I visited the company recently to learn more about the system.

Delta Reaffirms 787 Order
Rumors swirled that Delta had canceled its 787 order, but that’s apparently not true.

AirTran Continues to Diversify Beyond Atlanta
In a presentation this week, AirTran detailed how much it has really diversified beyond its Atlanta hub. It’s interesting to note how much the airline has changed.

Virgin America Shareholders Cash Out, Airline Reports Negative 25 Percent Fourth Quarter Margin
Virgin America is full of bad news this week as it posted another steep loss as its major US shareholders pulled out.

Delta Cuts International Flying on Weaker Demand
Delta is making cuts to international capacity, and that’s good news for the industry. But is it quick enough?

Alaska Sees Rising Costs on Capacity Cuts
All this capacity cutting may be good for the industry, but it has an unpleasant side effect . . . rising unit costs. Alaska has shown us some numbers.

Airlines May Suffer From Increasing Danger in Mexico
Violence along the border has been increasing, but it’s bound to affect resort towns as well. Which airlines stand to hurt the most as demand drops?

Best and Worst Airport On-Time Percentages in January
Only one surprise in this list, and it’s not a “good” surprise at all.

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