Cranky on the Web: Impact on Travelers and Employees, More Refunds, Biscoff, and a Virtual Happy Hour

Cranky on the Web: Impact on Travelers and Employees, More Refunds, Biscoff, and a Virtual Happy Hour

What does the airline aid package mean for travelers? Not muchTPG
The headline says it pretty well. Other than having more flights operating than demand would otherwise require, the aid package shouldn’t mean much of a change for travelers.

Can you get an airline ticket refund due to

When Airlines Refuse Refunds, There Will Be Consequences

When Airlines Refuse Refunds, There Will Be Consequences

It started with a schedule change policy. United — looking ahead and realizing that it was about to be bleeding cash when it canceled more than half of its flights due to this coronavirus — decided to suddenly scrap its rule allowing refunds when flights changed more than two hours. …

Reversal of Fortune: Airlines Suddenly Thrilled That the 737 MAX is Grounded

Reversal of Fortune: Airlines Suddenly Thrilled That the 737 MAX is Grounded

Remember the good old days when we could just talk about how incompetent Boeing was and get collectively angry that the MAX still hadn’t returned to service?

That was a month ago.

Things couldn’t be any more different right now. Oh sure, we can still talk about how incompetent Boeing …

Cranky on the Web: What to Do When Your Flight Cancels, More Coronavirus

Cranky on the Web: What to Do When Your Flight Cancels, More Coronavirus

14 Things to Do When Your Flight Is Canceled or DelayedUSNews and World Report
Finally, something not related to the coronavirus. Here’s an article about what to do when your flight cancels. I had a few tips in there.

American Airlines jobs on the line, DFW Airport stores

3 Coronavirus-Free Links I Love: Goodbye to Midwest, KLM 747s, and Rick Rogers

3 Coronavirus-Free Links I Love: Goodbye to Midwest, KLM 747s, and Rick Rogers

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Wisconsin’s Midwest Express Airlines ends Elite partnershipch-aviation
Remember how Midwest Express was going to come back with chocolate chip cookies and all? Scratch that. The airline was going to outsource flying to Elite, but that has now fallen apart and descended into lawsuits. Midwest …

A Letter to New Airline Employees About This Industry We Love

A Letter to New Airline Employees About This Industry We Love

Dear Newbie,

I’m sure this has been a really challenging month for you. After all, since you were hired in the last decade, you’ve never seen anything like this before. Take a deep breath and get ready. It’s going to be a rough ride. I don’t know how long this …

Cranky on the Web: More Coronavirus, So Much Coronavirus, and Coronavirus Wifi

Cranky on the Web: More Coronavirus, So Much Coronavirus, and Coronavirus Wifi

Aviation industry stands to lose up to $113 billion from coronavirus effectKTVU

More coronvirus talk. So much coronavirus talk. But hey, now you get to watch me.

Delta trims capacity 15% as coronavirus cuts into travelThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Add another one to the pile. It’s really …

3 Links I Love: Which Airline Fails Next, Volotea Bails IAG Out, and BA Wins

3 Links I Love: Which Airline Fails Next, Volotea Bails IAG Out, and BA Wins

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Coronavirus Is Pushing Some Airlines to the PrecipiceSkift
The end is near for some. If this continues, there will be a whole lot of airlines either waiting for government bailouts or failing. Outside of Norwegian, it’s hard for me to think of any huge …

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