3 Links I Love: Allegiant’s Vision, On the Hijacked Plane, Flying While Black

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This Week’s Featured Link

Letter to Shareholders May 2021Allegiant
Allegiant CEO Maury Gallagher’s latest letter talks about the airline and the state of the world. If you want to get a glimpse into the thinking behind this wildly-successful carrier, these letters are always worth a read.

Image of the Week

Many of you probably can identify this seat with ease. I had the chance to experience it for the first time last week on a last minute trip. Where did I go? What did I do? That’ll be the topic of the next Cranky Travelogue.

Two for the Road

Aboard the ‘hijacked’ plane to MinskPolitico
Can you even imagine being on this airplane? This is a damn crime, and now it keeps escalating with Russia getting involved too. I’m very curious to see how this plays out.

What It Was Like to Fly as a Black Traveler in the Jim Crow EraConde Nast Traveller
This is a couple months old, but it just came to my attention. Here’s a look at flying back when racism was far more overt.

4 comments on “3 Links I Love: Allegiant’s Vision, On the Hijacked Plane, Flying While Black

  1. Russia’s behavior here, supporting Belarus, makes me think they wouldn’t have qualms about doing the same thing if it suited them. That makes me fear airlines might have to avoid Russian airspace, which would of course make flights from Europe and North America to Asia basically impossible, except west coast to Japan. Avoiding Belarus and parts of the Ukraine is hard enough.

  2. I’m waiting to see if Lithuania and Poland ban Russian airliners from their airspace, which would force the frequent flights from Moscow to Kaliningrad to either risk being shot down or to travel a circuitous route out over the Baltic Sea, as traveling to Kaliningrad Oblast from the rest of Russia by land requires transiting at least two other countries.

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