2018 Flying Summary

2018 Flying Summary

I said I was going to leave North America in 2018, but that didn’t happen.  For a variety of reasons (many work-related), I had to scrap trips that I had planned.  In the end, I was left with another really weak year of travel.  Let’s start with the anemic visual, …

Airlines We Lost 2018

Airlines We Lost 2018

As we wind toward the end of the year, it is time to take a look back on what we’ve lost in 2018. Dozens of airlines failed this year, and that’s not a surprise. Not all of them were beloved, but they should still be honored for giving it their …

There is a Reason United’s Purchase of ExpressJet is So Complicated

There is a Reason United’s Purchase of ExpressJet is So Complicated

The news started rolling in on Tuesday. United would be purchasing regional-operator ExpressJet from its current parent company SkyWest, but this is no ordinary purchase. It’s a very complex transaction that has United only acquiring a minority stake in a shell company that will be majority-owned by a separate, secretive …

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