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Hawaiian Airlines to Mahalo Members with Double Hawaiian Miles on Every Neighbor Island Flight through the End of the Year – Hawaiian Airlines Newsroom
Double miles! Oh wait, that’s nothing. In fact, the longest interisland flight in coach earns a whopping 263 miles (Līhuʻe – Kona). So now that’s going to earn the tidy sum of 526 miles. It’s hard to imagine this moving the needle, but then again, it’s interesting that Hawaiian feels the need to move the needle. The only interisland competition is Southwest which has very low fares in the market and is now the only one of the two to sell interisland tickets in the global distribution systems. It seems Hawaiian is feeling the pressure.
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Two for the Road
FAA Rushed Oversight of Accidents Caused by Pilot Error, Failed to Inspect Foreign-Purchased Aircraft for Southwest Airlines – US Office of Special Counsel
The FAA and the airlines have too cozy of a relationship, you say? Indeed, here’s another bullet point suggesting as much.
US’s Piedmont Airlines to add 15 E145s – ch-aviation
According to ch-aviation, this means Piedmont will fly 68 Embraer 145s and Envoy will be down to a mere 42. If the future of American’s wholly-owned regionals doesn’t involve consolidation, it would seem Piedmont will be the ERJ specialist, Envoy the Embraer 170/175 operator, and PSA the CRJ-700/900 airline.