Cranky on the Web (April 12 – 16)

BNET, DCA - Washington/National, Inflight Entertainment, Southwest

WiFi When You Fly: A Battle of the Business ModelsBNET
Is there a difference for the customer between GoGo and Row 44 inflight internet? Yep. There is.

Southwest seeks space at ReaganGW Hatchet
The newspaper at my alma mater asked for my thoughts on Southwest coming in to Washington/National.

Which Airlines and Airports Are the Worst? Take the QuizBNET
Let’s see how well you know the February on time performance numbers. Take the quiz and see some surprising results.

Revenues Are Up, But Can Airlines Avoid the Perils of Overcapacity?BNET
March traffic is in and the numbers look good. Can the airlines avoid adding too many seats and blowing this whole thing?

The Business Logic of Airlines’ New Standby FeesBNET
The airlines are charging for same-day standby across the board now. That sucks, but it’s entirely understandable.

Regulators Gone Wild: FAA Fines Frontier $380K for Safety Card GlitchBNET
Frontier got smacked with a $380,000 fine for failing to replace a placard. Is the FAA just trying to flex some muscle here?

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