Monthly Archives: February 2017

Spirit is Fulfilling Its Promise to Run a Better Operation

If you’ve flown Spirit lately, you may have noticed something surprising: the airline is running a better operation than it has in years. It looks like it’s living up to the promise its new CEO made a year ago to actually run a better airline.

When Spirit’s previous CEO and …

Southwest’s Schedule Will Start Varying More Each Day of the Week

If you call in to Southwest’s reservations line today, you’ll get a message telling you that if you’re traveling before May 9, press 1. If you’re traveling on or after May 9, press 2. That may seem quirky, but it’s actually a monumental day. It’s the day Southwest has all …

International Travel Demand to the US Should Be an Enormous Concern

With so much uncertainty surrounding travel and visa policies for people coming to the US, demand has unsurprisingly started to drop. If I’m a US-based airline, this is one of the most concerning potential issues out there today.

Since Trump’s election, business sentiment has been broadly positive with hopes and …

The Asian ULCC Invasion of the US Begins

There have been many attempts at low cost carrier flying over the Atlantic over the decades, but the Pacific has never seen quite the same level of interest. Part of it is certainly because of the longer distance, but there’s also the fact that low cost carriers developed far later …

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