Delta, JetBlue, and Spirit Knock American While It’s Down (But It’s an Indirect Hit)

Delta, JetBlue, and Spirit Knock American While It’s Down (But It’s an Indirect Hit)

It’s been a tough few weeks for American without question. After filing for bankruptcy, it’s probably not a surprise that we see airlines trying to take advantage of the situation by moving in on American’s turf. There were three moves last week in particular that seemed to single out American. … Read the post

Alec Baldwin Has Given American Airlines Management a Golden Opportunity

Alec Baldwin Has Given American Airlines Management a Golden Opportunity

It’s amazing how much coverage this whole Alec Baldwin vs. American Airlines thing has received over the last few days. Alec keeps pushing further and further while American sits mostly still. In my eyes, this would be a fantastic opportunity for American’s “new” management team to start re-building the shattered … Read the post

Air Seychelles: Canary in a Coalmine for the European Majors (Guest Post)

Air Seychelles: Canary in a Coalmine for the European Majors (Guest Post)

Our old friend he Cardinal is back with an unlikely guest post. Why is he writing about Air Seychelles? It has global implications. Read on.


When Americans think of island paradises, thoughts generally drift to the Pacific and the Caribbean because those are the … Read the post

Southwest CEO Rallies the Troops with a Sobering Note, Focuses on Costs

Southwest CEO Rallies the Troops with a Sobering Note, Focuses on Costs

Southwest chief Gary Kelly sent out a great email to the airline’s employees (or, “People”) yesterday talking about the situation with American and more broadly, about the airline industry and Southwest’s place in it. He kept calling Southwest a Maverick, but the tone cast an ominous shadow over the perils … Read the post

Topic of the Week: Milestones for Continental and America West

Topic of the Week: Milestones for Continental and America West

There were a couple of somewhat minor milestones in the eyes of travelers this week, but I thought it was worth sharing.

First, Continental and United started operating on a single operating certificate. Even though they’re using the old Continental certificate, the United call sign … Read the post

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