Monthly Archives: July 2018

American’s Current Strategy Has a Familiar Refrain: Follow Delta’s Lead

Second quarter earnings reports have come and gone, and there were two particularly interesting pieces of news coming from American. First, American announced it will begin allowing Basic Economy travelers to bring regular carry-ons onboard. And second, American isn’t growing much, but what growth it has will be focused on …

Delta Spins Its Test to Stop Supporting Group Travel Within the US

If you’ve never arranged a trip for a large number of people, then you’ve been missing out on the pain and suffering that comes with booking groups with airlines. Airlines have created special rules for travelers that fly in groups with 10 or more people, and while there are benefits, …

Who the F*&@ is AURA?

Those of you who saw that I accidentally published my jumbled notes on AURA last week already knew this topic was coming. AURA, an airline you’ve probably never heard of, is under development and is hoping to start flying next year. This is not an ordinary airline effort. In …

No, Norwegian Hasn’t Turned Into a Profit Machine

I don’t usually cover earnings here on the blog, but there were so many stories wrongfully touting Norwegian’s miraculously-profitable Q2 that I had to write it up. The airline is a master of confusion when it comes to corporate structure and earnings information, so I can understand why some would …

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