3 Links I Love: JetBlue’s London Jaunt, Tariff Evasion, Hawai’i Demand

3 Links I Love: JetBlue’s London Jaunt, Tariff Evasion, Hawai’i Demand

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JetBlue’s initial London play: Stansted and GatwickPaxEx.aero
JetBlue has the slots, and that means London is coming. It’s strange to see a split airport strategy, but I suppose Gatwick was the first choice (behind Heathrow, of course), so they started there and then filled … Read the post

Alaska Adds Seven New Los Angeles Routes to the Northwest and Leisure Spots

Alaska Adds Seven New Los Angeles Routes to the Northwest and Leisure Spots

Alaska has long been something of a tweener in the hyper-competitive Los Angeles market. While American, Delta, Southwest, and United all battle it out, Alaska has lived life as a large number five, a place it solidified after taking over Virgin America. That’s not the most desirable place to be, … Read the post

Alaska, JetBlue Get Creative to Satisfy Government Stimulus Requirements

Alaska, JetBlue Get Creative to Satisfy Government Stimulus Requirements

The absurdity of the government stimulus minimum service requirements continue to cause problems, but Alaska and JetBlue are getting creative in finding ways to comply. With Alaska especially, it shows just how ridiculous this mandate is.

The final order is out, and the rules … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: Screens in Seatbacks, The Impact on Delta

Cranky on the Web: Screens in Seatbacks, The Impact on Delta

Inflight Movies: Does Anyone Really Want to Watch Them on a Phone?The Wall Street Journal ($Subscription Required$)
It’s the age-old question about inflight entertainment. Does a seatback screen matter or not? Barbara Peterson at the WSJ took a look.

What the American-Alaska partnership Read the post

The Force Awakens: American Renews Ties with Alaska As They Make a Joint Move on Seattle

The Force Awakens: American Renews Ties with Alaska As They Make a Joint Move on Seattle

Remember that whole thing about American stagnating? The message reached a deafening roar when Delta took LATAM away. It looks like someone over there got the message. This morning, American is announcing that it and Alaska are planning to renew the codeshare that was set to all-but-end next monthRead the post

Alaska and American Leave Their Partnership Hanging By a Thread With New Cuts

Alaska and American Leave Their Partnership Hanging By a Thread With New Cuts

It’s time for a rare Wednesday post. After already cutting their partnership back after Alaska and Virgin America merged, American and Alaska will be nearly severing their ties starting in March. Unlike this week’s LATAM mess, this one seems to be a mutual decision. Still, I’m sure the timing … Read the post

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