For those who hadn’t heard, Alaska Air Group’s wholly-owned regional subsidiary Horizon Air will be losing its brand some 25 years after Alaska first bought the airline. Instead, Horizon flights will all be marketed under the Alaska name. I spoke with Horizon’s president and Alaska Air Group veteran Glenn Johnson … Read the post
At Heathrow, a New $7 Billion Terminal Actually Doesn’t Seem Crazy – BNET Headwinds
Heathrow’s Terminal 5 was incredibly expensive, but BA says it’s saving the airline more money every day, so it’s worth it.
Airlines are making a bunch of money this quarter (well, except for American). Anything in particular catch your eye as each airline rolls out earnings reports? Let’s talk about it here.
This trip might as well be called the T5 trip, because not only did I get to experience Heathrow Terminal 5, but I also had my first brush with JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK. Both have now been open for some time, but I hadn’t experienced either. And they couldn’t … Read the post
I left off yesterday as I prepared to board BA flight 001 to bring me back to the US. No reason to keep you waiting. Let’s get back to it.
[Note: BA arranged the flight and accommodation for me without charge, but that in no … Read the post
After a short but productive time in London, it was time to head back to the States. But this wasn’t an ordinary return. For the second time in my life, I was taking British Airways flight 001. Last time, it was on Concorde. Could this flight live up to the … Read the post
Why Google’s Purchase of ITA Software Would Be Good for Air Travelers – BNET Headwinds
The title of this doesn’t really reflect the story, which focuses on how American’s new deal with Google could be huge for both companies.
It’s been a couple of years since British Airways and I first tried to set up a trip to see the airline’s new Terminal 5 at Heathrow and now, it’s finally happened. I have plenty of cool stuff that I’ll post here in the next couple weeks, but for now, … Read the post
Another milestone was reached in Northwest’s integration into Delta on January 3 and 4 when the last six airplanes in Northwest colors left the fleet. This also marked the airline’s retirement of its small remaining fleet of DC-9-40 airplanes. The airplanes were all sent to Orlando’s Sanford airport, and a … Read the post
This is a great question, because I’ve wondered it myself for quite awhile. This gave me the chance to reach out there and see if I could get any more detail. Sure enough, I could. Let’s start with the question.
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Southwest Learns the Dangers of Unbridled Enthusiasm With Its Frequent Flier Relaunch – BNET Headwinds
Southwest is excited about its new frequent flier program, and it should be, but not everyone feels the same way. Southwest, however, isn’t acknowledging that and it really should.