DOT Gets Strangely Feisty in the Administration’s Dying Days, Denies Qantas and American’s Joint Venture

DOT Gets Strangely Feisty in the Administration’s Dying Days, Denies Qantas and American’s Joint Venture

With less than two month’s left until a new administration takes over here in the US, it looks like the Department of Transportation (DOT) has decided to get aggressive on its way out the door. As a going-away present, DOT has stomped on Qantas and American’s joint venture plans. This … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Buffet Invests, Norwegian Can’t Take the Heat, The Greatest Anthem Belongs to the FAA

3 Links I Love: Buffet Invests, Norwegian Can’t Take the Heat, The Greatest Anthem Belongs to the FAA

This week’s featured link:
Warren Buffett Is Betting the Airline Oligopoly Is Here to StayHarvard Business Review
The man who for years publicly cursed the airline industry as not worth investing in has now done an about face. Warren Buffet’s company has recently put a lot of money … Read the post

United Ditches Its 737-700 Order, And It’s Unclear What Will Replace It

United Ditches Its 737-700 Order, And It’s Unclear What Will Replace It

United released news about its Basic Economy offering at its investor day on Tuesday, but there was a whole lot more than just that. I’m going to get really wonky next week when I tackle President Scott Kirby’s fantastic explanation of what’s wrong with United’s revenue management system and how … Read the post

Join Me in a Live Chat About United’s New Basic Economy Product at 11am PT Today

Join Me in a Live Chat About United’s New Basic Economy Product at 11am PT Today

United is finally announcing its new, long-awaited Basic Economy offering today, and that’s why this post is late. See, it was embargoed until 5am PT, so if I posted earlier, this would have been incredibly vague.

United Slimline Airbus Seats

This is a lot like Delta’s Basic Economy in … Read the post

Why Did Delta Move My Departure Time Earlier at the Last Minute? (Ask Cranky)

Why Did Delta Move My Departure Time Earlier at the Last Minute? (Ask Cranky)

Let’s get this week started with an Ask Cranky question, shall we? At first read, I thought this was kind of a basic question, but I quickly realized I was wrong.Ask Cranky Delta is doing something rather interesting here. Take it away, Michael…

My girlfriend is

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