This week’s featured link:
How Direct Flights Shape a City’s Fortunes – CityLab
Oooh this is a fun one. They went and played with the data here and found that having a nonstop link is of huge importance to developing business between two cities. And some places are just naturally better-suited to having those links thanks to quirks of geography. This is great news for places like Dubai, but closer to home, you can see why small cities are so concerned about losing air service to former hubs. A lost link is bad news for business.
Two for the road:
The Calculated Faux Marketing of Premium Air Travel – Skift
This was sent to me by someone else in the industry. Is it really a problem?
The 747 flies into the sunset – CBS Sunday Morning
Is it possible to be addicted to 747 tributes? I feel like this is becoming a problem. Now just wait until next week when I have a guest post about the last United 747 passenger flight.