Qatar Plans to Kill Alitalia With Aggressive Growth at the Newly-Christened Air Italy

Qatar Plans to Kill Alitalia With Aggressive Growth at the Newly-Christened Air Italy

It’s on. Etihad tried to remake Alitalia from the Worst Airline Ever into something amazing. That didn’t work. Now, Qatar Airways seems to have said, to borrow an overused meme, “Oh yeah? Hold my beer.” But Qatar isn’t pouring money into the bottomless pit that is Alitalia. Instead, it is …

3 Links I Love: Frontier’s Ever-Changing Network, Boeing Targets the A330neo, Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum

3 Links I Love: Frontier’s Ever-Changing Network, Boeing Targets the A330neo, Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum

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Travelers air frustration over changes by Frontier AirlinesNewsday
Frontier is exceedingly quick at moving in and out of markets if they don’t work well. There is always backlash, and I find myself wondering about the long-term implications of all these changes. If someone lives …

Air Canada’s Basic Economy Introduction Shows How a Even a Slightly Smoother Booking Process Makes A Big Difference

Air Canada’s Basic Economy Introduction Shows How a Even a Slightly Smoother Booking Process Makes A Big Difference

Following in the footsteps of its American counterparts, Air Canada has decided to join the Basic Economy club on some domestic Canadian routes. Ok, actually, it’s Economy Basic because, well, I guess Canadians need to do things just a bit differently. In true Canadian fashion, this implementation is friendlier than …

3 Links I Love: The Tale of the Mighty Seat Belt, Norwegian Hunts for Business Travelers, Lufthansa’s Two-Color Confusion

3 Links I Love: The Tale of the Mighty Seat Belt, Norwegian Hunts for Business Travelers, Lufthansa’s Two-Color Confusion

Decoding the Design of In-Flight Seat BeltsAtlas Obscura
It takes skill to make an airplane seat belt into an interesting story, but Atlas Obscura did a great job of doing just that. Try to ignore Amy Fraher’s conspiracy-theory quotes and and just focus on what matters. An airplane …

Sampling American’s Completely Unnecessary Yet Oddly Appealing Flagship Dining Experience

Sampling American’s Completely Unnecessary Yet Oddly Appealing Flagship Dining Experience

I really don’t care about airline lounges. Sure, I’ll gladly check one out when given the opportunity just out of curiosity, but as long as there’s wifi and a power outlet, I’m generally more comfortable just sitting with the masses and enjoying the people-watching in the terminal. So when American …

With Four More Tokyo/Haneda Slots, Delta Could Pull Out of Its Ever-Shrinking Narita Hub Entirely

With Four More Tokyo/Haneda Slots, Delta Could Pull Out of Its Ever-Shrinking Narita Hub Entirely

If you like the game “death by a thousand cuts,” then you’ll love what Delta has been doing at Tokyo’s Narita Airport. With the creation of the joint venture with Korean and the opening up of Haneda, we all knew that Delta’s Narita hub was on its death bed. But …

3 Links I Love: Lufthansa’s Acceptable New Livery, JetBlue’s West Coast Strategy Turns Angry, A Brief Book Report

3 Links I Love: Lufthansa’s Acceptable New Livery, JetBlue’s West Coast Strategy Turns Angry, A Brief Book Report

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Heritage meets the future. Lufthansa presents a new brand design.Lufthansa Group Newsroom
The new Lufthansa livery is out and it’s… well, it’s fine. Basically, the tail just changed to a dark blue with the crane logo now in white. That’s it. There are other …

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