And we’re back with part two of my interview. By this point, we were furiously bouncing down the 101 on our way to SFO, so I had to work hard to fit all my questions in.
Cranky: Talking about the onboard product. I saw … Read the post
Last week, I was in San Francisco for the Swiss launch of service, and I was given the unique opportunity to sit with Swiss CEO Harry Hohmeister on the ride down from his hotel to SFO. We talked about a broad range of topics and he was very upfront about … Read the post
I’m back with part two of my conversation with Bryan Bedford, CEO of Republic (which owns Frontier, among others). In part one, we talked about the strategy that led the company to buy Frontier and Midwest. Today, we get a little more into the weeds with everything from inflight … Read the post
Last week, I had the chance to sit down with Bryan Bedford, CEO of Republic, in the carrier’s northwest Indianapolis headquarters. (It’s that building on the right, in the shadow of the odd-looking pyramid buildings.) You may not know the name Republic, but you know some of its brands: Frontier, … Read the post
Last week, I had the chance to sit down with three of the guys behind Volaris, the successful Mexican low cost carrier that is now likely to be Southwest’s first codeshare partner. Holger Blankenstein (Chief Commercial Officer), José Luís Suárez (Director of Sales), and Manuel Ambriz López (Manager of Commercial … Read the post
It’s been awhile since I last put together an Across the Aisle interview. Sure, I’ve spoken with plenty of people, but I haven’t done the straight interview format lately. So, when I was contacted to see if I would be interested in talking to LAN’s VP of North America and … Read the post
Last week, I had the chance to chat with Patrick Brannelly, Emirates VP Passenger Communications and Visual Services. The topic? Onboard mobile phone use. This should spark some pretty interesting debate.
Patrick was very encouraged by what he’s seeing on Emirates so far, and he … Read the post
Welcome back to Part 2 of my interview with Dave Barger, CEO of JetBlue. If you missed Part 1 which discusses the problems in Long Beach along with the general product direction, then you might want to go check it out.
In Part 2, … Read the post
While I was at the Phoenix Symposium last week, I had the chance to sit with Dave Barger, CEO of JetBlue to talk shop. I had planned to chat mostly about the airline’s plans to keep the product fresh, but after I mentioned I lived in Long Beach, Dave became … Read the post