Cranky on the Web (August 17 – 21)

BNET, Delta, Frontier, Labor Relations, LAX - Los Angeles, Southwest, United, Virgin Blue

Just a little heads up before we get to the weekly links … I’ll be at the National Business Travel Association NBTA conference next week so my posting schedule may be a little off. I will do my best to keep a regular schedule. If you’ll be at the show, let me know!

Labor Issues Thwart Southwest’s Efforts to Buy FrontierBNET
Southwest lost its chance to buy Frontier thanks to labor issues. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but it still is.

LAX Rent Increase Ruled Not Discriminatory, But Fight ContinuesBNET
LAX tried to increase its rent for those airline not under long term lease, and they just won the first round of the battle. But there’s more to come.

In Search of the Elusive Power PortNileGuide
I wrote this guest post for NileGuide about which airlines have power outlets and where you can find them. It ain’t easy.

Air Traffic Controller Union, FAA Agree on Labor DealBNET
It’s taken years, but the new administration has finally started working with the air traffic controllers. They have a tentative agreement.

June Premium Traffic Drops “Only” 21.3 PercentBNET
It’s premium traffic monitor time again, and it’s ugly . . . again. But things are getting a bit less bad.

Delta’s Partnership with Virgin Blue Causes Pain for United in AustraliaBNET
Virgin Blue is walking away from its United codeshare down under.

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