Cranky on the Web (June 16 – 20)


Hawaiian Airlines to Fly Direct to New ZealandFodor’s
I’m doing a little experiment writing some newsy columns for Fodor’s. This is the first one I’ve done. No opinion in these, just news. Let’s see what you think.

Questions linger in Delta’s purchase of Trainer refineryPhiladelphia Inquirer
A good in-depth piece about Delta’s refinery purchase. I was asked to comment and ended up literally with the last word.

Is Spirit Taking Over the Low-Cost Airfare Market?Conde Nast Daily Traveler
Spirit has been expanding like crazy lately. Is it going to stick?

In the Trenches: Failed Revenue StreamsIntuit Small Business Blog
This week I talk a little more about my credit card revenue efforts.

Travelers Are Rightly FrustratedNew York Times – Room for Debate
I can’t say I like the title, but the NYT asked me to write up a piece on fees to go with three others so it can be debated. The title should say . . . but not with the airlines.

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3 comments on “Cranky on the Web (June 16 – 20)

  1. I think part of the reason the affiliates walked away is that they don’t like sympathy marketing. They want you to tell your audiences “sign up for this card because it’s awesome”, not “sign up for this card to support my blog”.

  2. The Fodor’s stuff looks good and has good background. Keep it up!

    Spirit needs to prove that it has repeat customers. They’ll be just fine for a long time as the Latin American ops out of FLL are hugely profitable. We’ll see how this new domestic stuff sticks.

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