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2021 Distinguished Achievement Award – The Wings Club
This isn’t an article, but it’s worth noting. Tonight is the annual gala for the Wings Club and who is receiving the big Distinguished Achievement Award this year? American CEO Doug Parker. This feels like the kind of award you get when you’re getting ready to call it a career. I know nothing behind the scenes on this, but it could be a sign that the time is coming.
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Two for the Road
Delta fast-tracks NYC growth with 8,000 more seats daily – Delta News Hub
You have to hand it to Delta. With the slot waivers on domestic flights expiring at the end of November, Delta has to use most of its slots in New York. But why miss a golden opportunity to market that you are growing and prospering? Delta will have 100 new flights by November and that sounds great on paper. The motivation, however, is just pure regulatory movement.
Misuse of Slots Enforcement Code Annual Report 2020/2021 – ACL International
This is a fun* read looking at the UK’s slot enforcement proceedings. It gives an overview of how operations went, and then it gives some examples of violations and how they were fixed. (*Fun is a relative term.)