5 years later, Continental-United merger still stirs strong feelings – Houston Chronicle
This piece is a look back on how United and Continental have done in their merger, with a Houston focus of course. I spoke with the author a lot about the operational aspects of the merger, and she quoted me here.
Alaska Air buys Virgin America, and may keep a hint of its bling – Alaska Public Radio
I talked to a lot of different outlets about the Alaska and Virgin America merger, but this was the toughest. Why? Because I had lost my voice that day, and this one was recorded. It doesn’t sound nearly as bad as I thought, but it definitely tested my voice. You can listen to the 3 minute long segment at the link.
Virgin fans may fret, but Alaska Airlines deal will benefit many on West Coast – Seattle Times
This was a broad look at the merger, and it’s a good read. I talked about everything from the impact of the merger in Southern California to whether Richard Branson is really crying about this.
Airline complaints rise even as more planes arrive on time – Associated Press
It’s that time of the year where the Airline Quality Ratings come out, and the AP decided to write it up. I am not a fan, and was happy to chime in.
Fliers beware: New airfare rule could lead to costly mistake – Associated Press
I spent a lot of time with the Associated Press this week. This article was about the Cranky Jackass award-earning pricing changes that I wrote about last week.