An Infrequent Flier Should Never Be Loyal to an Airline

An Infrequent Flier Should Never Be Loyal to an Airline

I don’t think I’m overstepping by suggesting that airlines have borderline disdain for infrequent fliers. Even though those people are actually critically important to the success of the airline, most carriers have given up on ever trying to gain their loyalty. It’s a purely transactional relationship from the airline perspective, … Read the post

3 Links I Love: American’s Near-Crash, Mexico City Costs Spike, Flower Duets For the Next 100 Years

3 Links I Love: American’s Near-Crash, Mexico City Costs Spike, Flower Duets For the Next 100 Years

This week’s featured link:

American Airlines jet “nearly crashed” during takeoff at JFK last weekCBS News
In case you missed this, just… wow. That was quite the close call, and I’ll be really curious to hear whether the NTSB agrees that this was an uncommanded roll right on … Read the post

Hawaiian Chooses Its 787 Seats

Hawaiian Chooses Its 787 Seats

Hawaiian has chosen its next generation widebody aircraft three times now. First the A350-800 was scrapped and Hawaiian went with the A330neo. That went away as well, and Hawaiian has now settled on the 787. This one looks like it’s going to stick as the airline has made its first … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Jet is Another Etihad Failure, Pittsburgh Fight, Mr Awesome’s 727

3 Links I Love: Jet is Another Etihad Failure, Pittsburgh Fight, Mr Awesome’s 727

This week’s featured link

Jet Airways temporarily shuts operations as lenders refuse emergency fundsTimes of India
I’m going to go ahead and call that headline misleading even if it may technically possibly be true. If Jet couldn’t get funding to keep flying, what’s the chance it can get … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Blue Country, China Airlines in Ontario, and More

3 Links I Love: Blue Country, China Airlines in Ontario, and More

Sun Country’s Jude Bricker on the carrier’s makeoverTravel Weekly
Quote of the interview: “I would say our business is going to be more analogous to JetBlue.” Interesting comparison.

Image of the Week: China Airlines had its first full month flying to Ontario in
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