3 Links I Love: Joon Gets Worse, Feds Look at Fees, Southwest Says Seeya 737-300

3 Links I Love: Joon Gets Worse, Feds Look at Fees, Southwest Says Seeya 737-300

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Joon, the new generation travel experience by Air FranceAir France
I’ve made it clear how much I dislike Joon, Air France’s new airline-within-an-airline previously. Now we have more information and I hate it even more. This is entirely about a made-up lifestyle and …

Spirit CEO Bob Fornaro on Price Competition and Doing What Spirit Does Best (Across the Aisle)

Spirit CEO Bob Fornaro on Price Competition and Doing What Spirit Does Best (Across the Aisle)

Spirit’s current President, Bob Fornaro, has seen a lot in this industry. After stints at TWA and Northwest, he spent much of the 1990s at USAir. At the end of the decade, he joined AirTran as President and ran that airline until Southwest bought it a dozen years later. Apparently

The Cranky Flier Interview: Southwest CRO Andrew Watterson Talks California

The Cranky Flier Interview: Southwest CRO Andrew Watterson Talks California

Let’s start this week off with a podcast. I already wrote about Southwest’s declaration of war against Alaska and anyone else who tries to challenge the airline in California. Now you can hear about it right from the horse’s mouth.

It was Southwest Chief Revenue Officer Andrew Watterson’s presentation at …

3 Links I Love: Qantas’s Position of Strength, Making Money Where No Airline Can, Pittsburgh Spends A Lot to Save a Little

3 Links I Love: Qantas’s Position of Strength, Making Money Where No Airline Can, Pittsburgh Spends A Lot to Save a Little

This week’s featured link:
Qantas extends Emirates deal, switches from Dubai to Singapore as Sydney-London stopoverABC Australia
When Qantas was in real trouble on its international routes, it tied up with Emirates and routed its remaining European flights through Dubai as well. This joint venture may have helped …

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