Talk about an eventful week. The day I posted my interview with Brian Znotins, VP of Network for United last week, he became the FORMER VP of Network. That’s right, Brian is no longer at United, so my interview at the Boyd Conference was quite timely.
Update 9/27 at 412p PT: In a true coincidence, I’m told that Brian is no longer with United as of today.
In August, I proclaimed that while Los Angeles was still a focus city for United, it was no longer a hub thanks to the … Read the post
Welcome back to the second half of my interview with Andrew Harrison, Alaska’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Yesterday we talked about the genesis of the Virgin America merger, why Alaska was willing to pay so much for it to happen, and how it is going to … Read the post
On Tuesday, I posted part 1 of my conversation with Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines. Today we finish that discussion.
Cranky: You’re not in the Gulf region, but you’re often compared to the Gulf carriers. Very high growth but very different home … Read the post
A couple weeks ago, the CEO of Turkish Airlines, Temel Kotil, was in Boston to speak at Harvard Business School. No, I wasn’t there, but I guess he had some extra time on his hands while in town, because I was asked if I had any interest in talking to … Read the post
A couple of weeks ago, I posted an interview with Steve Dickson, Delta’s SVP of Flight Operations, on why Delta opposes efforts to privatize air traffic control in the US. This week we look at the other side of the coin. Will Ris, American’s outgoing SVP of Government Affairs, spoke … Read the post
If you haven’t heard, it’s time for Congress to once again try to reauthorize the FAA. I say “try” because in general, Congress is really bad at this. Usually it just passes temporary extensions which keeps the lights on but does nothing to push the FAA forward. On occasion, it … Read the post
After I wrote my thoughts about Southwest’s new Transfarency campaign, I received a note from Beth Harbin, Southwest’s Senior Director of Communications. Since I hadn’t been at media day to hear the presentation, she wanted to connect me with Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Krone so he could better explain … Read the post