Cranky Around the Web (July 27 – 31)

BNET, Delta, Distribution, Frontier, Mergers/Finance, ORD - Chicago/O'Hare, Southwest, United

I’m changing the name of my usual Saturday “This Week on BNET” posts starting this week. Instead of just focusing on my BNET posts, I’m going to also post other places where I might have written or been mentioned during the week. That may or may not be a frequent thing, but I thought it was at least worth a name change. This week, I had a piece for the New York Times and more, as you’ll see below . . .

A Look at John Tague, New President of United AirlinesBNET
John Tague is now president of United, but will that mean any changes are on the way?

United Launches Intra-Europe FlightBNET
United is going into the London to Brussels market. Why the heck are they doing that?

How Air Travel Can Be Made Less AnnoyingNew York Times (Room For Debate)
The title says it all. The asked four of us what could make air travel less annoying, and I wrote about setting expectations.

Kayak Asks Microsoft’s Bing Travel to Stop Being a CopycatBNET
Kayak thinks Bing is copying it. Bing says no. Fun fight ensues.

Booking the Hot Seat on AirlinesChicago Tribune RedEye
RedEye writes about those who don’t just look at price and schedule when they fly. I was happy to participate in this one.

Who Will Fill Delta’s Space at Chicago/O’Hare?BNET
Delta is leaving its old gates at O’Hare to join Northwest in November. Who will take those over?

Why Does Southwest Want to Buy Frontier?BNET
Southwest is bidding for Frontier, but why exactly do they want to do that?

Frequent Flyer Friday #2Musings of the Global Traveller
The Global Traveller interviews me about my flying habits.

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