This Week on BNET (June 8 – 12)

Allegiant, BNET, Delta, Hawaiian, Mergers/Finance, Schedule Changes, United, Virgin America

United Removes Website Hold Feature
United is no longer allowing you to hold reservations booked online. Did they really need to ditch that?

Skepticism Surrounds Potential United Aircraft Order
United is talking about ordering new airplanes, but few believe the airline is revealing its true motivation. There are plenty of theories that make a lot of sense.

May 2009 Airline Traffic Numbers
Raise your hand if you think traffic looked good in May. If you raised your hand, put it down. You’re wrong.

Allegiant’s Low Aircraft Ownership Costs Allow Schedule Flexibility
In a recent presentation, Allegiant showed just how unique their model is. Some months, they cut capacity by more than a third. Not many airlines can pull that off.

Hawaiian Finally Showing Improvement in Mainland On Time Performance
You may think Hawaiian has great on time performance, but that’s definitely not true on their mainland flights. Fortunately, in April they finally showed some improvement.

Lower Demand and Higher Oil Prices Lead to Fall Capacity Cuts
Oil is going up and demand isn’t getting any better. That means it’s time to cut capacity once again.

Virgin America Cash Levels Plunge in the First Quarter
Virgin America released first quarter results today and cash is a concern.

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