This Week’s Featured Link:
Flight shaming hits air travel as ‘Greta effect’ takes off – Thomson Reuters Foundation
Flight shaming is real, and we haven’t seen the full impact of it by any stretch. Just take a look at this article with some really interesting stats. In particular, Scandinavia has been seeing the biggest hit. Domestic passenger traffic within Sweden is down 9 percent this year. This isn’t going to go away, and the industry needs to make sure there is a focus on this before it’s too late.
Two for the Road:
Southwest to scrap Orange County-Cabo flights, trim other service at John Wayne Airport – Orange County Register
Southwest has continued to see its share of holdings at Orange County diminish as others have become more interested. I didn’t quite realize how dramatic the pulldown had become until I read this. When next year’s allocations come into effect, Southwest will be down from 18 destinations to only 6 with flights to Dallas and Houston ending as well as the last international flight down to Cabo. That leaves Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Denver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Wow. It’s amazing what a misguided noise policy can do to kill quality service at an airport.
On Sun Country, your connection could end up being on a bus – TPG
I love me some multi-modal action. While this isn’t seamless — you still have to go through security when you get off the bus and enter the airport — it’s far more connected than most services would be. And you can buy it directly through the airline as if it were a connecting flight.