We had a great time last August getting together for In ‘n Out and plane-spotting, so I thought I’d do it again. But this time, I’ve decided to think about all you poor airline employees who might want to come if you can find a seat into town. That’s why … Read the post
It turns out United isn’t the only airline suffering from poor on time performance these days. Spirit hasn’t had more than 70 percent of flights arrive on time since April while Allegiant seems to be in the same boat. That’s not good. Why haven’t you heard about this? Because it … Read the post
Recently, little Island Air of Hawai’i decided that it was time to rebrand. The new logo and marketing effort was meant to support the airline in a new direction, mostly visibly in the form of new ATR aircraft. In general, I think airlines are way too quick to just rebrand … Read the post
Virgin Atlantic made a little noise earlier this week when it announced it would begin three daily flights between Manchester and London/Heathrow using leased A319s. Will this actually happen? My money says it’s just political positioning as part of the fight over bmi’s slots. But hey, I’m sure someone … Read the post
Yesterday I wrote about the Small Community Air Service Development (SCASD) grants I liked. Today it’s time for the fun ones. These are the ones that I just don’t like at all.
Here’s my list, in alphabetical order, of the grants that don’t make … Read the post
It’s that time of the year again. The federal government has handed out is Small Community Air Service Development (SCASD) grants and I’ve finally finished going through them all. What do I think? As always, there were some worthy wins this year and others that, um, were not so worthy. … Read the post
New statistics say that airlines are losing fewer bags and arriving on time: could it be true? – The Patt Morrison Show
I did a radio appearance on our big public radio station here in LA talking about the improved baggage handling numbers.
I couldn’t believe that the judge in American’s bankruptcy case wouldn’t actually let the airline reject its pilot contract. But this isn’t some massive victory for pilots – really it’s just a small one. The judge had issues with the furlough provisions and the unlimited codesharing request. That was … Read the post
If you saw the latest Department of Transportation report card for June travel, you would have seen a lot of good news. There has been plenty of reporting about how on time performance is up, mishandled bags are down, and things are just generally running quite smoothly. But there … Read the post