Monthly Archives: September 2019

After Cuts, Aeromar Tries to Regain Its Footing (Across the Aisle)

There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of Aeromar. The Mexico City-based airline has only 10 ATRs these days with most focusing on connecting Mexico City with small airports around the country as well as providing frequency in larger markets where other airlines don’t fill the need. Aeromar is currently

The Great Thomas Cook Repatriation Begins, But Then What?

Going bankrupt in the United Kingdom is a whole lot different than in the US. Had Thomas Cook been based here, it would have most likely filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and tried to reorganize while still flying. But Thomas Cook is a UK company, and that means that …

A Hawaiian A330 Ride Back to Reality (Trip Report)

After thirty days on O’ahu, it was finally time to come home. For the ride back, there weren’t any good award options available so we surveyed our choices for paid tickets. The first thought was to fly straight back to Long Beach, but we wanted to get home earlier in …

As Profits Increase, Sun Country Charts Its Growth Plan

Two years ago, I spoke with Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker as he was just starting to implement his plan for turning Sun Country from an also-ran into a money-making machine. Would it work? He didn’t know. Last month, I spoke to him at the Boyd Conference, and it was …

Moxy Should Buy Compass

David Neeleman’s proposed start-up is racing to get in the air, and the timetable has recently moved forward to next year. How is he going to stand that up from nothing in such a short time? Maybe it won’t be from nothing. There just happens to be a perfect platform …

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