The Cranky Flier Interview #17: United Airlines Vice President, International Network and Alliances, Patrick Quayle

The Cranky Flier Interview #17: United Airlines Vice President, International Network and Alliances, Patrick Quayle

It’s time for another episode of The Cranky Flier Interview.

Patrick Quayle, VP of International Network and Alliances for United Airlines sat down with me to talk shop. Below, you’ll find just shy of 20 minutes of us talking about the madness that is planning … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Killing COVID With Light, Wizz Looks at Germany, Not Terrible New York Airports

3 Links I Love: Killing COVID With Light, Wizz Looks at Germany, Not Terrible New York Airports

This week’s featured link

GermFalcon to take flight as Honeywell UV Cabin SystemPaxex.aero
More than four years ago, I wrote about GermFalcon and its effort to get airlines to use UV light to clean interiors. All of a sudden, this became a much more exciting idea this year … Read the post

American Bets on United’s Network Disadvantage and Delta’s Conservative Nature to Leap Ahead

American Bets on United’s Network Disadvantage and Delta’s Conservative Nature to Leap Ahead

The primary focus during this pandemic has been around which airlines are in better or worse shape financially. There’s good reason for that, but as the recovery speeds up, the time has come to look at other metrics. Since the recovery in air travel demand is uneven at best, there … Read the post

3 Links I Love: A Hawaiian Merger, Easier Changes, The TWA Terminal That Never Was

3 Links I Love: A Hawaiian Merger, Easier Changes, The TWA Terminal That Never Was

This week’s featured link

Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air announce mergerHonolulu Star Advertiser
It’s not a merger involving Hawaiian but rather two Hawaiian airlines. Commuters Mokulele and Makani Kai will combine and fly under the Mokulele name. Makani Kai primarily focuses on Moloka’i… when it operates, but … Read the post

So Long, Mad Dog

So Long, Mad Dog

On Tuesday, the last of Delta’s McDonnell Douglas-branded aircraft gathered at the grandiosely-named Arkansas International Airport in Blytheville, not far from the Missouri and Tennessee borders. Despite its name, this former military base doesn’t see much international traffic… or any traffic for that matter. On occasion, there are bursts of … Read the post

The Two Cranky Posts You Missed

The Two Cranky Posts You Missed

Email subscribers might be wondering why they didn’t get Monday and Tuesday posts in their inbox this week. Our email provider had some kind of issue and the emails weren’t sent. I’ve been assured that this is now fixed, and you’ll start getting regular emails again.

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