Bereavement Fares Have Disappeared on Most US Airlines – Associated Press
For anyone who has tried to use one, you’re undoubtedly not surprised to hear that bereavement fares are all but gone. They generally don’t fit into the fare structure that’s out there today, but as I mentioned to the author, we did have someone do this with Delta recently (the last of the big guys with it), and it saved some money.
Scheduled charters a growing air service – Travel Weekly
I spoke with Travel Weekly about the rise of these niche operators trying to fill needs in specific areas. These are guys like JetSuiteX, for example.
The 10 Best Airlines in the World – Credit.com
I was asked why it was that no US-based airline cracked the top 10 in the Skytrax awards. Unfortunately most of my quote didn’t make the article. (Would have been better off just ditching the useless quote from Chris Elliott, but I digress.) Here’s what I said in full about why US airlines didn’t make the list.
There could be several reasons. First, we don’t know the geographic breakdown of where the votes came from. That could influence it one way or the other. Another issue is that for years the US airlines have lagged while they’ve struggled to stay afloat. They’re now on firm financial footing and pouring money into improving the business. Right now you have airlines like Delta putting out a significantly improved experience, but there’s still this lasting stigma that people have against US airlines. I could go on and on. Labor regulations, subsidies, and cultural differences can all contribute as well.