Airlines We Lost 2015

Airlines We Lost 2015

It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means. As we do every year, it’s time to look back and remember those airlines we lost. The biggest surprise is that SpiceJet is not on this list. It was teetering last year, but it shrunk and recapitalized …

Book Flights Early If You Want to Take Advantage of Schedule Changes (And Show Airlines How Much You Hate Them)

Book Flights Early If You Want to Take Advantage of Schedule Changes (And Show Airlines How Much You Hate Them)

You probably think you know the right time of day, day of week, time of year, etc in order to get the lowest fare out there, right? While there are some (very few) strategies that do make sense, I say you throw them out the window. Thanks to the ever-increasing …

3 Links I Love: Kuwait’s Prejudice, Europe’s Aviation Policy, Delta Finds a New Partner

3 Links I Love: Kuwait’s Prejudice, Europe’s Aviation Policy, Delta Finds a New Partner

Today’s featured link:
Kuwait Airways drops NYC-London routeUSA Today
For those who don’t know, Kuwait Airways flew New York/JFK to London/Heathrow for years. It hearkens back to the days when airlines couldn’t fly nonstop between their home countries and far away lands, so they had to stop somewhere. …

Republic is Having Trouble Flying Its Schedule and Delta Customers are Paying the Price

Republic is Having Trouble Flying Its Schedule and Delta Customers are Paying the Price

Something didn’t seem quite right. A Cranky Concierge client was booked to fly during the holidays from Orlando to Raleigh/Durham on Delta Connection. A mere three weeks in advance, Delta scrubbed the flight and instead decided to operate a mainline flight 5 hours earlier. As you can imagine, the client …

United Will Probably Never Have to Pay Out On Its New Corporate Operational Performance Guarantee, but We Should Still Be Happy It Exists

United Will Probably Never Have to Pay Out On Its New Corporate Operational Performance Guarantee, but We Should Still Be Happy It Exists

First Delta announced it would pay corporate accounts if it ran a poor operation. That seemed reasonable since Delta has been running well for months. Now, United has announced something similar. Say what? United, the airline that has had trouble getting its operational act together since its merger, now is …

Across the Aisle From American’s SVP of Government Affairs on Why Privatizing Air Traffic Control is Good (and Shouldn’t be Called Privatization)

Across the Aisle From American’s SVP of Government Affairs on Why Privatizing Air Traffic Control is Good (and Shouldn’t be Called Privatization)

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an interview with Steve Dickson, Delta’s SVP of Flight Operations, on why Delta opposes efforts to privatize air traffic control in the US. This week we look at the other side of the coin. Will Ris, American’s outgoing SVP of Government Affairs, spoke …

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