Across the Aisle From ANA’s Americas Strategy Boss On New US Destinations, A380s, and More

Across the Aisle From ANA’s Americas Strategy Boss On New US Destinations, A380s, and More

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading my Across the Aisle interviews from the Boyd Conference earlier this month (Virgin America and Air Canada). We’re now down to the final one. I had the chance to speak with Tadashi Matsushita, Vice President of Strategic Planning, The Americas for ANA about his … Read the post

Topic of the Week: Your Favorite Book About the Airline Industry

Topic of the Week: Your Favorite Book About the Airline Industry

I’ve just finished re-reading (for the 10th time, probably) my favorite book ever written about the airline industry… Hard Landing by Thomas Petzinger Jr. If you’re looking for a compelling history of the airline industry from deregulation through the early 1990s centering around the chief executives who drove change, then … Read the post

The Innovative GatwickConnects Allows You to Connect Between Airlines That Don’t Work Together Without the Risk

The Innovative GatwickConnects Allows You to Connect Between Airlines That Don’t Work Together Without the Risk

Ultra low cost carriers are great at bringing low fares to places, but they don’t really help connect people into the broader air travel network. None of these airlines interline with other carriers, and a good number don’t even allow you to connect between flights on that airline. London’s Gatwick … Read the post

Air Canada’s President Goes Across the Aisle to Talk About Adding Seats to Airplanes, the Rise of Rouge, and More

Air Canada’s President Goes Across the Aisle to Talk About Adding Seats to Airplanes, the Rise of Rouge, and More

When I was at the Boyd conference in Vegas a couple weeks ago, I had the chance to sit down with several airline execs. You already heard from Virgin America CEO David Cush on his grand plan to expand regulation. Now let’s move north of the border with Air … Read the post

If You’re Going to Charge for Seat Assignments, Lufthansa, You Better Well Honor Them (Tales from the Field)

If You’re Going to Charge for Seat Assignments, Lufthansa, You Better Well Honor Them (Tales from the Field)

Lufthansa is probably the most hated airline in the travel agent world these days for a variety of reasons. It just started charging a surcharge for those who book through travel agent systems, first of all. But it’s also the random and never-ending strikes that have shaken confidence. I, however, … Read the post

Delta’s Reason For Killing Its Interline Agreement With American Makes No Sense

Delta’s Reason For Killing Its Interline Agreement With American Makes No Sense

American and Delta have announced that they’ll be ending their interline agreement on September 14. I immediately assumed this was Delta’s doing, and sure enough, it is… sort of. Delta has decided to raise rates significantly, and American won’t pay it. For that reason, the relationship is ending. Why do … Read the post

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