Another Tuesday, so it’s time for another podcast. This, actually, will be the last Tuesday podcast. My finger has healed to the point where I can now type (with breaks), so the regular posting schedule will return next week after the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether the podcast will live on… well, … Read the post
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.
I debated whether … Read the post
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 way it was being scheduled. … 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 markets. From the perspective of … 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