3 Links I Love: The Electric Airline, Qantas Claims Success, Asiana’s Troubles

3 Links I Love: The Electric Airline, Qantas Claims Success, Asiana’s Troubles

I’m starting something different this week. Since I’m sick of looking at my standard image every Friday, I’m going to add an “image of the week” to this post when there’s something that grabs me. (I can’t guarantee it’ll happen every week.) This week, I’m starting off with proof that

3 Links I Love: United’s Network Brain Trust, BA’s New Suite, Southwest Makes a Deal

3 Links I Love: United’s Network Brain Trust, BA’s New Suite, Southwest Makes a Deal

This week’s featured link:

Meet the route planners mapping United’s futureCrain’s Chicago Business
Here’s a nice look at the dynamic duo behind United’s recent network strategy. Patrick Quayle (international) and Ankit Gupta (domestic) both came from American and have clearly been having way too much fun getting United’s …

Caution: Pricing Glitch Makes Some Travelers Pay More for Alaska’s Saver Fares in Sabre

Caution: Pricing Glitch Makes Some Travelers Pay More for Alaska’s Saver Fares in Sabre

Part of the fun that comes with having the Cranky Concierge air travel assistance business is that I get to poke around in the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS) regularly. And that means sometimes I stumble across issues that even the airlines don’t know about. That happened earlier this week …

3 Links I Love: Azul To Buy Parts of Avianca, More BA Airplane Porn, Buzz is Back

3 Links I Love: Azul To Buy Parts of Avianca, More BA Airplane Porn, Buzz is Back

Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca BrasilAzul
Things keep moving in Brazil, and Azul keeps growing. I believe Avianca Brasil had about 10 percent of the market, so this might vault Azul into being the biggest airline in the country.

British Airways New Livery.
In Defense of Not Grounding the 737 MAX… Even Though It’s Now Grounded

In Defense of Not Grounding the 737 MAX… Even Though It’s Now Grounded

When the 737 MAX operating Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed on takeoff from Addis Ababa last Sunday, the pressure immediately began to mount. Since this accident happened during the same phase of flight as the Lion Air accident last year, the dots were instantly connected… even if they shouldn’t necessarily …

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