Monthly Archives: May 2018

United Rushes Out a Semi-Basic Economy Transatlantic Offering

When I first saw the announcement that United and its joint venture partners Lufthansa Group and Air Canada were rolling out Transatlantic fares without the first bag free, I glossed over the communication thinking it was just an extension of Basic Economy (BE) into a new market. I was wrong. …

Delta to India: Anatomy of a Masterful Press Release

I generally expect airline press releases to bend the truth. I know that releases will gloss over the negatives and focus on the positives; that’s what companies do. I also know that they will find some tortured way to spin any change into being good for the consumer even if …

A Video Walkthrough of Delta’s New A350

Last week, Delta brought its fancy new A350 to Los Angeles to show it off. The airline parked the airplane at the Flight Path Museum on the south side of LAX and invited media, travel agents, and others to come out and crawl around. Why? Well, starting July 2, the …

Thinking Through DOT’s Surprising FAA Oversight Memo

You may have heard yesterday something about how the Department of Transportation (DOT) was investigating maintenance practices at Allegiant and American. That’s not exactly right, there’s another layer involving the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) here, but regardless it was quite the surprise to a lot of people. I should clarify. …

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