Shut It Down

Shut It Down

On Monday, I talked about the $50 billion airline stimulus that the government rolled out. One of the provisions in both the grant and the loan pieces of the pie said that the Department of Transportation (DOT) could require airlines to continue to serve all points until March 1, 2022. …

Southwest to Offer Preboarding To Those Willing to Help Prevent COVID-19 With New Shoot’nBoard Program

Southwest to Offer Preboarding To Those Willing to Help Prevent COVID-19 With New Shoot’nBoard Program

There is very little that preoccupies Southwest travelers’ minds more before a flight than wondering if they’ll be able to get the seats they prefer. Southwest is now rolling out a new way to put people’s minds at ease… if they’re willing to chip in to fight COVID-19. Say hello …

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.

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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

This week’s featured link

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 …

How I Would Bail Out the Airlines

How I Would Bail Out the Airlines

There’s been a whole lot of talk about bailout options for the airline industry as our economy grinds to a halt, and naturally, there are differing opinions. There is no question in my mind that a bailout is necessary, but I would structure it in a way to get money …

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