The Cranky Flier Interview: Hawaiian CEO Peter Ingram and SVP Revenue Management and Network Brent Overbeek

The Cranky Flier Interview: Hawaiian CEO Peter Ingram and SVP Revenue Management and Network Brent Overbeek

My vacation is just getting started, so enjoy this week of posts about my visit with Hawaiian. I’m back with regular content on July 3.

I mentioned in my trip report last week that I had to get to the Long Beach Airport for Hawaiian’s inaugural really, really early. That’s …

Cranky on the Web: Honolulu’s Modernization Plan Moves Forward, PSA’s American Eagle Meltdown in Charlotte

Cranky on the Web: Honolulu’s Modernization Plan Moves Forward, PSA’s American Eagle Meltdown in Charlotte

Honolulu’s Long-Awaited Airport Modernization
You already saw my post this week about how difficult it is to deal with the airports in Hawai’i, but Icons of Infrastructure asked me to write a bit more about the specifics of the biggest projects that are underway or at least proposed. I looked …

Across the Aisle from American President Robert Isom on Rising Oil Cost, Limits of Segmentation, and Getting Out in the Field (Part 2)

Across the Aisle from American President Robert Isom on Rising Oil Cost, Limits of Segmentation, and Getting Out in the Field (Part 2)

Welcome back for the second part of my interview with Robert Isom, President of American Airlines, while he was in Los Angeles for a town hall with employees. If you missed the first half, you can find it here. Let’s get right back into it.

Brett Snyder, Cranky Flier

Across the Aisle from American President Robert Isom on His Agenda, Operational Progress, and What It Means to Be the Best (Part 1)

Across the Aisle from American President Robert Isom on His Agenda, Operational Progress, and What It Means to Be the Best (Part 1)

On Friday, I had the chance to spend some time with Robert Isom, President of American Airlines, when he came to Los Angeles for a town hall meeting. I’ve long known Robert as a people person, ever since my first interaction with him more than 15 years ago when he

3 Links I Love: Spirit Goes Back to the Caribbean, Cathay Pacific Shuns a Trend, Flying Air Greeland

3 Links I Love: Spirit Goes Back to the Caribbean, Cathay Pacific Shuns a Trend, Flying Air Greeland

This week’s featured link:
Going Global in Orlando! Spirit Airlines Announces Major International ExpansionSpirit Airlines
Years ago, Spirit poured its efforts into building a Latin/Caribbean network primarily (but not exclusively) focused on Ft Lauderdale. Then for awhile, it really shifted to the domestic network, leaving international growth as …

David Neeleman on the A330neo and Doubling TAP’s Presence in the US (Across the Aisle)

David Neeleman on the A330neo and Doubling TAP’s Presence in the US (Across the Aisle)

I’ve lined up a handful of interviews here on the blog which you’ll see in the next few weeks. Today, I’m starting with David Neeleman. As you know, David has been behind a lot of different airline projects, most famously the founding of JetBlue. But today we’re focusing on TAP …

Who the F*&@ is Primera?

Who the F*&@ is Primera?

It’s been awhile since I did one of these posts, but the time has come to take a look at Primera, an airline you may be surprised I’ve ignored for this long. After all, Primera had aggressive plans to use narrowbodies to fly between the US and Europe this summer. …

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