You may have noticed that I didn’t post yesterday. I got busy and wasn’t able to finish it off. So now I’ll just combine the links and Cranky on the Web for one Saturday post. I’ll be back with regular posting on Tuesday.
This Week’s Featured Link
Creating America’s Most Competitive Ultra-Low Fare Airline – Spirit Airlines
This should really have a sub-heading of “JetBlue, Go F*** Yourself.” Spirit held a call this week outlining why the JetBlue offer is nothing but garbage — or as they call it, “illusory.” Here’s the presentation that went along with it.
Two for the Road
Southwest Airlines proposed a ploy to deceive FAA on Boeing 737 MAX, legal filing alleges – The Seattle Times
I find it hard to believe any article that sources Mary Schiavo for a quote, but this is Dominic Gates so I’ll just ignore Mary’s brief bluster. This makes Southwest look pretty bad.
Two competitors will compete for control of ITA Airways – reports – Air Data News
We should all strive to be like ITA. Where else can complete incompetence attract multiple suitors?
Cranky on the Web
The Worst-Case Scenario Guide to Summer Travel – WSJ
Dawn Gilberston has made the move from USA Today to being a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. For her first column, I gave some advice on things people can do when things go wrong this summer.
With Summer Travel Heating Up, Airlines Brace For Turbulence – Time
Judging by how this weekend has already gone, it is going to be a tough summer indeed.
These Two U.S. Airlines Have Plans to Make Flying in Coach Better – Conde Nast Traveler
CNT took a look at upgrade plans for both United and Southwest.
Lavish but lacking: A review of Mexico’s Ritz-Carlton Zadun – TPG
Cranky Concierge handles some hotel bookings for people at TPG, especially when they are going to a luxury property where we can often get extra benefits for travelers. Here’s one that was written up and included a shout-out.