Monthly Archives: November 2018

Long Beach Chooses Southwest Over JetBlue With Slot Rule Changes

Long Beach Airport should be a desirable place to fly.  After all, it’s only 20 miles down the (admittedly traffic-choked) 405 freeway from LAX, and it provides a far better passenger experience.  But historically, Long Beach just hasn’t performed well for any airline.  Recent history has been dominated by JetBlue, …

An Incredibly Boring Trip on JetBlue to Vegas (Trip Report)

I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving, so this is my last post of the week.  I’ll be back with more on Monday.

You may have noticed I haven’t put up a trip report in awhile.  That’s because I just haven’t been traveling, and you know what?  It’s been glorious.  I broke that …

Alaska’s Basic Economy is On Sale in Three Markets

Last week, Alaska released its first Saver (aka Basic Economy) fares into the wild in three test markets for travel in a 10 day window between December 6 and 16.  Presumably Alaska didn’t want to test this over the holidays when less experience travelers are flying. Let’s see if it …

A Look Inside the Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR

Singapore Airlines re-launched its nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Singapore on November 2, and I headed over to LAX for the festivities.  Before you start thinking this is a trip report, let me stop you.  I didn’t go anywhere.  (And that’s a good thing since the inaugural had a …

3 Links I Love: American Makes a Change, A California Airline Finally Flies, Berlin’s Ghost Airport

This week’s featured link

American Elevates Corporate Customers During Disruptions – FlightGlobal
I was critical of American for rolling out a change to how it reaccommodates passengers recently.  (They won’t put non-elites on non-partner airlines.)  Now, apparently, they’ve realized this policy sucks… but they’re only fixing it for corporate customers …

Icelandair Acquires WOW Air For Almost Nothing

There was a big acquisition announced this week north of the 60th parallel when Icelandair said it would pick up its rival WOW Air for very little compensation.  If the price is any indication, WOW was in dire straits, and its owner Skuli Mogensen may have been lucky to get …

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