American Begins to Look Beyond Its Rigid Hub Strategy With New Austin Service

American Begins to Look Beyond Its Rigid Hub Strategy With New Austin Service

Ever since the US Airways days, the current American management team has been completely and totally focused on building service in hubs and only in hubs. That has frustrated many, especially those in logical spokes that could benefit from more service. This is finally starting to change, if ever-so-slightly. Today, … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: United's New CEO, Southwest Ponders Change, 2020 Route Launches

Cranky on the Web: United's New CEO, Southwest Ponders Change, 2020 Route Launches

United’s Scott Kirby Finally Gets a CEO Job: Now What?Skift
Brian Sumers asked me about my experiences with Scott when he was running revenue management, and I was a pricing analyst and, eventually, manager. I’ll have much more to say about this change in management next week.

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Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson On Future Potential Applications for Blockchain in Travel

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson On Future Potential Applications for Blockchain in Travel

Welcome back to the second part of my discussion with Pedro Anderson, Founder and CEO of Winding Tree, the company that has partnered with Hahn Air. If you missed the first part, head back here to learn about the current application with Hahn Air as well as the general idea Read the post

Allegiant Is the Latest To Get Operational Religion

Allegiant Is the Latest To Get Operational Religion

Walking through Allegiant’s recent investor presentation is like walking through an alternate universe. For years, Allegiant was known as an airline with poor operational performance and widely-reported safety concerns. Now, however, Allegiant is looking like an operations machine. The hard part is going to be changing customer perception.

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3 Links I Love: Jetlines Sues, South African Screws (Itself), Float to Cruise

3 Links I Love: Jetlines Sues, South African Screws (Itself), Float to Cruise

This week’s featured link:

CANADA JETLINES LTD. and : CANADA JETLINES OPERATIONS LTD. v. DAVID NEELEMAN, DGN CORPORATION : and BREEZE AVIATION GROUP, INC.United States District Court
Jetlines says David Neeleman stole Lukas Johnson — then Jetlines’s CEO — and called banks to prevent Jetlines from getting funding. … Read the post

Tokyo Tipping Point: Next Summer, Haneda Will Have More Flights to North America Than Narita

Tokyo Tipping Point: Next Summer, Haneda Will Have More Flights to North America Than Narita

Travelers have always preferred Tokyo’s Haneda Airport over Narita, but artificial restrictions that prevented most international flights from operating at Haneda forced airlines to fly to Narita for all flights to/from North America for years. Those restrictions have slowly been eroded, and the next big tranche of new international slots … Read the post

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