Across the Aisle From ANA’s Americas Strategy Boss On New US Destinations, A380s, and More

Across the Aisle From ANA’s Americas Strategy Boss On New US Destinations, A380s, and More

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading my Across the Aisle interviews from the Boyd Conference earlier this month (Virgin America and Air Canada). We’re now down to the final one. I had the chance to speak with Tadashi Matsushita, Vice President of Strategic Planning, The Americas for ANA about his …

Air Canada’s President Goes Across the Aisle to Talk About Adding Seats to Airplanes, the Rise of Rouge, and More

Air Canada’s President Goes Across the Aisle to Talk About Adding Seats to Airplanes, the Rise of Rouge, and More

When I was at the Boyd conference in Vegas a couple weeks ago, I had the chance to sit down with several airline execs. You already heard from Virgin America CEO David Cush on his grand plan to expand regulation. Now let’s move north of the border with Air …

Across the Aisle from David Neeleman on Azul’s Skycouches, US Partner Opportunities, and More (Part 2)

Across the Aisle from David Neeleman on Azul’s Skycouches, US Partner Opportunities, and More (Part 2)

In part 1 of my discussion with Azul’s David Neeleman, I had him focus on why this was going to work when the odds seemed stacked against the airline. In this part, we dive into the airline’s product, partnering, and aircraft decisions.

The A330s that are flying today do …

Across the Aisle from American’s Alliance Boss on Growing oneworld, the Future of the Alaska Partnership, and More

Across the Aisle from American’s Alliance Boss on Growing oneworld, the Future of the Alaska Partnership, and More

Today, US Airways and TAM both officially join oneworld, making that alliance significantly bigger. I had the chance to talk to Kurt Stache, American’s Senior Vice President of International Strategic Alliances about the switch. But the most interesting part of the discussion was when I poked into other topics, including …

Across the Aisle from Frontier’s SVP Commercial on Lowering Costs and Building the Brand (Part 2)

Across the Aisle from Frontier’s SVP Commercial on Lowering Costs and Building the Brand (Part 2)

Tuesday, I spoke with Frontier’s SVP – Commercial, Daniel Shurz about the airline’s network strategy. Today we’ll tackle the issues of lowering costs and building the brand.

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Cranky: You’re talking about getting the costs down to where Across the Aisle Frontier Largethey need to be. How much further do you need to …

Across the Aisle from Frontier’s SVP Commercial on the Future of the Airline’s Network (Part 1)

Across the Aisle from Frontier’s SVP Commercial on the Future of the Airline’s Network (Part 1)

Last week, I had the chance to speak with Frontier’s Senior Vice President – Commercial, Daniel Shurz. Daniel and I had a long talk about the future of the airline… and the industry, as we wait to see if Indigo is able to finalize the purchase of the carrier.

I’ve …

Across the Aisle from US Airways CEO Doug Parker on Important Product Features, Asia, and oneworld (Part 2)

Across the Aisle from US Airways CEO Doug Parker on Important Product Features, Asia, and oneworld (Part 2)

Yesterday, I posted the first half of my interview with current US Airways CEO Doug Parker. We talked most about employee communication, but today, I post the second half which is more about the customer experience, and what we might expect from the new American Airlines when he takes …

Across the Aisle from US Airways CEO Doug Parker on The Importance of Employee Communications (Part 1)

Across the Aisle from US Airways CEO Doug Parker on The Importance of Employee Communications (Part 1)

Last week, I had the chance to interview current US Airways CEO Doug Parker. As we all know, he’ll be running the new American Airlines when the merger closes at some point in the third quarter of this year. It ended up being a good 20 minute conversation, so I …

Across the Aisle From US Airways’ Planning Chief on The Importance of LA and New York to American … and More

Across the Aisle From US Airways’ Planning Chief on The Importance of LA and New York to American … and More

Yesterday was what is likely to be the last US Airways media day. Next year, the merger with American will be done, and we’ll all be heading to Dallas/Ft Worth for the first American media day. Since the merger has yet to close, there wasn’t a ton of news to …

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