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Another rescue plan for Alitalia, does it stack up? – Gridpoint Consulting
Curious what the newest version of the “Worst Airline Ever” will look like? It’ll look pretty much the same, just smaller until it’s magically profitable and amazing in 2025. It’s a good thing Italy paid BCG to put together this plan. I like how Robert Boyle at Gridpoint breaks it down, and apparently so do you. This was sent to me by more than one of you. Let’s all just celebrate that Alitalia’s position as the Worst Airline Ever will not be changing anytime soon.
Two for the Road
Emirates‘ President Discusses Retirement And The A380 Fleet – AirlineRatings
You know the old story. I love a good exec interview. Didn’t know Sir Tim Clark was still there despite having planned retirement previously? Surprise!
The Man Who Turned Credit-Card Points Into an Empire – The New York Times Magazine
This is an excruciatingly-long look at Brian Kelly, better known as The Points Guy. I can’t get through it, so I’m posting it here to see if anyone else wants to bother. If you succeed, let me know if it’s worth the read.