Cranky on the Web (April 5 – 9)

Baggage, BNET, Frontier, Mergers/Finance, Midwest Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, United, US Airways

Even April Fools’ Can’t Stop Southwest Talking About Bag FeesBNET
If you haven’t seen Southwest’s April Fools’ joke, it’s a good one. And it stays on message about bag fees.

Battle of the Airline Brands: Frontier vs. Midwest. Which Will Survive?BNET
It’s a fight to the death. Next week, we’ll find out if Frontier or Midwest is the surviving brand.

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Weddings are painful to plan, and sometimes you just want to elope. If you do it, here’s how you can save some cash.

Unclogging the Overhead Bins: Spirit to Charge for Carry-OnsBNET
Spirit is charging for bags and I don’t have a problem with it at all. I think it’s a good move on their part.

Jazz Adds Boeing 757s as Regional Airlines Think BiggerBNET
Jazz, the regional that flies almost entirely for Air Canada, is getting into the 757 flying business. Goofy? Maybe, but it’s a smart move.

United and US Airways: Why the Merger Won’t HappenBNET
The rumors are out there about a United and US Airways merger, but I’m just not buying it.

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