It’s been a safety-issue kind of week, hasn’t it? There’s the letter United sent to its pilots regarding some serious problems. Then there was the news about Southwest missing inspections on over 100 airplanes.
Does any of this concern you? Would you be … Read the post
Delta announced yesterday that it would be making big investments in improving its wifi speed and coverage. This, of course, is good news. But it’s also a very interesting indicator of how important wifi is becoming. This isn’t just an investment in adding wifi. It’s an investment in replacing … Read the post
If you’ve been waiting for a fun-filled airport battle, then you’ve come to the right place. After months of discussion about the possibility, JetBlue yesterday officially asked for the city of Long Beach to request a customs and immigration facility at Long Beach Airport. Let the battle begin.
I know I wasn’t the only one scratching my head last week when Virgin America announced it would use its precious gate space at Dallas/Love Field to fly to Austin. It seems crazy, right? It probably is, but there has to be some method to this madness.
You know this question has been asked in US airline headquarters for years. Spirit is growing, so when is it a real threat? We’ve just seen a massive expansion in Atlanta with 9 new destinations announced. LA is getting a few more too. Sure, some airlines are already … Read the post
Last week, Southwest quietly let it slip that it was going to vary the number of points required to redeem for flights. This wasn’t something I was going to write about, but after giving Delta a Cranky Jackass for making a move toward less transparency, I decided I … Read the post
It looks like American, Delta, and United are getting a little nervous about those fast-growing carriers in the Middle East. It’s bad enough that the three have now banded together to push on the US government to renegotiate open skies treaties with those countries. From what’s known publicly, this … Read the post
In the Trenches: Thinking About Social Media Again – Small Business Center
Once again I take a look at our social media strategies. For those who are interested, I did start an Instagram account, but there’s not much there yet.
I’ll be back on … Read the post
Here’s an interesting little tidbit that I came across on airliners.net this week. Alaska currently flies LAX-Mexico City once a day. It wants to give that authority to American, which will fly it twice daily and put Alaska’s code on the flights. Why doesn’t Alaska just walk away? Only … Read the post
I realize I’ve done a lot of trip reports lately, but that’s because I’ve had some unplanned travel. This trip was the worst example of that. We had an unexpected death in the family, and that meant I had to head back to the Bay Area. While I don’t want … Read the post