Monthly Archives: September 2018

Preferred Seating Fees are a Problem

I’m a big proponent of the a la carte model, because it doesn’t force people to buy a bundle that includes things they don’t want or need.  Because of that, you might think that I’d be a fan of preferred seats, the practice of charging for seat assignments that might …

Another Successful Dorkfest

If you didn’t come to Dorkfest on Saturday, you missed out on a great time.  We had well over 100 people show up — probably closer to 150 — to eat burgers, watch airplanes, talk shop… and take home a bunch of swag.

What you see above is just a …

An Update on Southwest’s Hawai’i Plans

If you thought I was done with the Boyd Conference, you’re wrong.  I’m just slow.  While I was there, I had the chance to sit with Southwest EVP and Chief Revenue Officer Andrew Watterson. We talked about a variety of topics, but there were two that stood one.  One, the …

A Missed MAX Opportunity on Southwest (Trip Report)

It was time for the annual Boyd conference once again, but this time the event moved further east to Denver. One thing I do like about Denver is that there are a ton of flights on a bunch of airlines, so I always get to do something interesting. I’ve flown …

Dorkfest is Just Over a Week Away

Dorkfest is almost upon us.  One week from tomorrow, I’ll be at the park across from the In-N-Out at LAX (9149 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045) from 11am to 1pm.  Why?  To do this:

That’s a photo from last year, and as always, it was a great day …

Honoring the Flight Crews That Died 17 Years Ago Today

It’s always worse when it falls on a Tuesday.

Seventeen years ago, I remember going to bed on a Monday night, ready to wake up early for another day at work.  But on that Tuesday, well, we all know what happened on THAT Tuesday. Today will be filled with remembrances, …

California Pacific Will Fly November 1, But For How Long?

The wait is over.  California Pacific, an airline that has been around for years in theory, has finally taken flight.  The airline is currently operating… from Denver to the bustling South Dakota metropolises of Pierre and Watertown?  That’s probably not what you expected, but don’t worry, there’s a reason for …

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