American’s Flight Schedules Don’t Solidify Until 100 Days Out (And That’s a Big Improvement)

American’s Flight Schedules Don’t Solidify Until 100 Days Out (And That’s a Big Improvement)

The timing couldn’t have been more awkward. When I attended American’s leadership conference last month, there was a slide that talked about how much progress the airline had made at reducing “schedule churn,” and I wanted to know more. It took some time coordinate, but a call was set for …

3 Links I Love: Norwegian’s Finances Look Bad, How Delta Sells Tickets, Yet Another 747 Article

3 Links I Love: Norwegian’s Finances Look Bad, How Delta Sells Tickets, Yet Another 747 Article

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Norwegian’s creative accountingLeeham News and Comment
As a reader noted in a comment on my last post about Norwegian, the airline’s results in 2017 were actually much worse than they appeared. (And they looked pretty bad before.) There’s still furniture to burn, so …

Chicago O’Hare Takes Steps Toward the Future With Massive Expansion That American Can’t Derail

Chicago O’Hare Takes Steps Toward the Future With Massive Expansion That American Can’t Derail

There aren’t a lot of airports in the US that do a good job of thinking about the future. Sure, some airports can pretty up their terminals (that’s you, JFK, LaGuardia, LAX, San Francisco), but few if any also adequately prepare for future runway needs. Chicago’s O’Hare is one that …

3 Links I Love: Georgia Punishes Delta, Boeing Goes Regional, Why Boston is Better than New York

3 Links I Love: Georgia Punishes Delta, Boeing Goes Regional, Why Boston is Better than New York

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Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers punish Delta for crossing the NRAAssociated Press
I’ll admit that the Georgia government threats of retaliation for Delta pulling a discount program for National Rifle Association (NRA) members didn’t surprise me. But moving beyond talk and actually taking action because of …

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