This week’s featured link
Delta Air Lines Bought an Oil Refinery. It Didn’t Go as Planned. – The New York Times
The author clearly thinks that Delta’s refinery purchase was a mistake, but I’m not sure we’ll ever know. Did Delta’s pumping of jet fuel into the market lower the costs to airlines at all? If so, then even a refinery losing money might make Delta richer. On the other hand… maybe it was just a bad plan.
Two for the road
Will Richard Branson ever be Richard Branson again? – CNN Business
It’s funny, because the one bright spot mentioned in the article is Virgin Galactic, a company that seems to be veering well off its path with this new supersonic transport idea it has. What a mess.
Gogo confirms “extensive” discussions to sell commercial airline inflight connectivity business – PaxEx.Aero
There are some really interesting numbers in here that point to just how far down inflight wifi usage is. For those wondering, that first row in the table (BA) is bizjets, second (CA-NA) is commercial North America operations, and the last (CA-ROW) is commercial Rest of World.