For an airline that hasn’t rolled out many new cities in some time, Southwest sure is active these days. While I was traveling last week, Southwest announced Savannah, Jackson (MS), and Colorado Springs. Then just yesterday, it published schedules for Colorado Springs and Chicago/O’Hare. With every announcement, Southwest … Read the post
I used to think of Wizz as that Central/Eastern European airline with the goofy name and pink and purple airplanes. That image is… outdated, to say the least. Sure, it still has the name and colors, but make no mistake about it; Wizz is a European powerhouse. It’s the Ryanair … Read the post
It seems like only yesterday that the residents of Airlineville were making Thanksgiving plans, but now Christmas is on their minds. The Eskimo, the Widget, and Pualani all began making their lists and checking them twice.
Some, however, are still stuck on Turkey Day. Ms … Read the post
Airlines experiment with new routes in ‘game of musical chairs’ to stem billions in pandemic losses – CNBC
Nearly all US airlines are getting creative with their networks plans, and Leslie Josephs over at CNBC put together a good write-up on the phenomenon.
Get ready for something weird. The latest entry in the “Who the F*&@ is” series is actually an airline with an idea I don’t hate… and it’s Italian. This airline appears to be focused on taking advantage of Alitalia’s stupidity, and that’s a strategy I can get behind. That being … Read the post
There’s a good chance you know someone who has told you, “oh yeah, I know someone who got COVID on an airplane.” That’s most likely not true. Not only is it unlikely that someone could pinpoint transmission like that in the US, but there’s also been plenty of work done … Read the post
Greetings from Airlineville. On the surface, it was another quiet week for our fine residents, but underneath, there was more action than you might think.
The Eagle extended its effort to shun small cities while the Widget did all sorts of housecleaning. The Animal made … Read the post
Airlines are burning a lot of cash — so what does that mean? – Marketplace
I was back on Marketplace this week to talk about how cash burn is measured. It’s earnings season, so we’re going to get a fresh round of numbers, but how do we make sure we’re … Read the post
This week’s featured link
TRANSCOM/AMC Commercial Aircraft Cabin Aerosol Dispersion Tests – US Transportation Command and DARPA
You probably saw news coverage of this study, but here is the study itself. In short, transmission on airplanes is incredibly unlikely with mask-wearing, but it’s worth a read to get more details … Read the post
Long ago, in a galaxy far far away, Air Canada needed cash. To get that cash, it spun off its Aeroplan loyalty program. Many hailed this as the future of loyalty, and other airlines, like Aeromexico and Cathay Pacific, did the same thing. But there is a real downside to … Read the post