Caution: Pricing Glitch Makes Some Travelers Pay More for Alaska’s Saver Fares in Sabre

Caution: Pricing Glitch Makes Some Travelers Pay More for Alaska’s Saver Fares in Sabre

Part of the fun that comes with having the Cranky Concierge air travel assistance business is that I get to poke around in the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS) regularly. And that means sometimes I stumble across issues that even the airlines don’t know about. That happened earlier this week … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Sun Country Cuts Costs, Paine Field Flies Commercial, Hawai’i Reacts to Southwest

3 Links I Love: Sun Country Cuts Costs, Paine Field Flies Commercial, Hawai’i Reacts to Southwest

Sun Country CEO gets very real on the airline’s quest for financial sustainabilityMinnPost
Here’s a good interview with Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker. Note at the end how Sun Country is focusing on cost reduction now. Unit revenue growth efforts will come later. So enjoy those cheap fares … Read the post

3 Links I Love: The Paine Field Shuffle, A Hangar Rises to the North, Via’s Troubles

3 Links I Love: The Paine Field Shuffle, A Hangar Rises to the North, Via’s Troubles

Tickets now on sale for Alaska Airlines flights out of Paine Field – Seattle PI
After long battles commercial air service is finally coming to Paine Field north of Seattle.  Alaska put its flights on sale for travel beginning Feb 11.  This in itself is midly-interesting news, but wait, did … Read the post

Denied Boardings Have Plunged For Most Airlines But Not American (And That’s Not Bad)

Denied Boardings Have Plunged For Most Airlines But Not American (And That’s Not Bad)

Everyone remembers what happened on April 9, 2017. Ok, you might not recall the exact date, but that was the day that the Chicago airport police forcibly dragged Dr. Dao off a United Express flight, leaving him bloodied. The flight wasn’t oversold, but the regional airline that operated the flight … Read the post

Virgin America Has One More Day Before it Disappears and Alaska Is Prepared

Virgin America Has One More Day Before it Disappears and Alaska Is Prepared

Virgin America’s time is almost up. After the last flight goes tomorrow night, April 24, the airline will officially be gone from the public eye. Starting Wednesday, all those Airbuses operate under the Alaska Airlines name. There are many milestones in a merger, but for the public, the passenger service … Read the post

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