Today’s featured link:
New Data Show Steep Decline in International Bookings in Orlando, San Francisco, and Chicago after Gulf Carriers Launch New Service – Partnership for Open & Fair Skies
Yes, this comes from a lobbying group, but the data is still interesting. In short, it shows what you might … Read the post
In general, doing anything in the airline industry involves a high level of difficulty and complexity. But doing a brand refresh that most people will actually like? That’s at a whole different level. We’ve seen many airlines fail at that task, but if early reactions hold true, Alaska Airlines appears … Read the post
Way back at the end of 2014, JetBlue told investors that it was going to overhaul its coach (or “core” as the airline calls it) experience. The problem? It wasn’t going to start until 2016. Well, 2016 is here, and we now have more details about the project. … Read the post
The Opening Bell (Brett Snyder, Cranky Flier Interview) – WGN Radio
I spoke with WGN Radio about the so-called “Last Class” idea of no frills and cheap fares. I’m not sure they expected me to actually like the idea.
Today’s featured link:
NewLeaf discount airline postpones service, will refund tickets – CBC News
Canadian people are just begging for a true ultra low cost carrier these days, but Canada’s government isn’t helping. Just as one was about to get started, the rules were reviewed. Now the airline may need … Read the post
When American first started to build up Los Angeles, before the merger with US Airways, I thought it was crazy. There was too much competition in the market, and it wasn’t worth fighting for. Once the new management team came in with the merger, I figured this nonsense would end. … Read the post
When I was a kid, I loved the Los Angeles Rams. I still have autographs from some of the all-time greats (including Eric Dickerson) from when my Tiger Cub pack visited the practice fields. And until my son recently lost it, I wore my old Rams hat all the time. … Read the post
Thinking about countries that have open skies agreements with the US, Japan is undoubtedly the least “open” of all. That’s because the most important airport in the most important Japanese city is highly restricted. But talks are coming to loosen things further, and Delta is getting ready to fight, encouraging … Read the post
Small business success #29: Brett Snyder, owner, Cranky Flier & Cranky Concierge – Succeeding in Small Business
These guys interviewed me to talk about the success of Cranky Concierge. It’s always interesting to see what kind of an article comes out of a lengthy interview.