This Week’s Featured Link:
Iceland’s WOW air eyes first foreign hub, Asian routes – ch-aviation
I can’t say this news about WOW is making me all that bullish on the airline. It has exploited Iceland’s geography to build a massive connecting hub between North America and Europe. I don’t see that as sustainable in the long run as aircraft technology improves, but it’s a perfectly good option now. But WOW is now talking about a secondary hub in someplace warmer. Good luck with that. And new Asian flying? Where is that supposed to connect to over Iceland? It sounds like an airline that’s grown beyond its niche and is now desperately searching for something that’ll work.
Two for the road:
Hawaiian Airlines’ celebrates 88th anniversary as it soars in to the future – Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer
This nearly 17-minute podcast starts off slow, but it gets really interesting. I’d never heard the story at the end from Hawaiian’s historian about a DC-3 attacked by the Japanese. It sounds like this was recorded in the Kahului Airport around the A321neo inaugural.
United Airlines’ new “Aspire” economy class seat takes flight – Wandering Aramean
United has a new coach seat that just started flying. Anyone sat in it yet?