Another positive sign of pandemic recovery… Cranky Concierge has started hiring again! We are looking for one or two more weekend and/or overnight concierges to help travelers who are stuck outside of our office hours. For more, read the job description here. There is a link to apply at the bottom of the description.
This Week’s Featured Link
Philippine Airlines explains side on LAX issue – Manila Bulletin
It seems that nobody is happy about having to move to the new midfield concourse, but for Philippine it’s all about old people. It is really unhappy about being pushed out of its previous location.
Tweet of the Week
There is so much that I love about this map (click to make sure you’re seeing the full map). I love that there used to be a flight from Anchorage to Valdez and on to Cordova. The first is 126 miles by air and 300 by road (and is now flown by a smaller airline in Alaska). The second is a mere 51 miles by air but unreachable by road. I also love the Alaska-Braniff Pipeline Express partnership sending people from Texas to Seattle and connecting them on to Alaska with an oil theme. And lastly, I love that the partnership has been temporarily discontinued by order of the CAB. So great.
Two for the Road
Looking Ahead: Alaska Airlines Network Chief On New Routes And The Future – Simple Flying
Some interesting comments from Brett Catlin, who runs Alaska’s network, in this interview. The future is less about new routes and more about beefing up existing ones.
Alaska Airlines grows with Boise, launching new flights and adding more routes – Alaska Airlines Newsroom
Of course, just as he says that… Alaska announces new routes. I hadn’t quite grasped how much Boise had been built up since it’s happened in ones and twos. That’s a nice little operation they’re running there.