3 Links I Love: Just How Empty Those Planes are, Virgin Australia on the Brink, Delta Clean

3 Links I Love: Just How Empty Those Planes are, Virgin Australia on the Brink, Delta Clean

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Ethics of Airline Bailouts in Spotlight With Virgin-Qantas FeudBloomberg
Quite the brawl going on down under. Virgin Australia wants the government to bail it out. Qantas sees blood in the water and wants no help. There has been talk of letting the airline fail …

Upon Further Review: United Gets the Cranky Jackass Award for Its New Schedule Change Policy

Upon Further Review: United Gets the Cranky Jackass Award for Its New Schedule Change Policy

I was going to write today about the details of United’s big schedule change, but I’m pushing that off. Instead, I’ve decided that there’s more to write around United’s bad schedule change policy revision that I covered yesterday. Originally, I decided that it wasn’t egregious enough to earn the Cranky …

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 month

Big Gains for American's Mechanics and Fleet Service as a Tentative Agreement is Finally Reached

Big Gains for American's Mechanics and Fleet Service as a Tentative Agreement is Finally Reached

It has been six years since American and US Airways merged, and there is now finally a joint contract on the table for the new American’s mechanics and fleet service agents. Those are the groups represented by the joint TWU-IAM Association, and they’ve been locked in a heated battle with …

American Begins to Look Beyond Its Rigid Hub Strategy With New Austin Service

American Begins to Look Beyond Its Rigid Hub Strategy With New Austin Service

Ever since the US Airways days, the current American management team has been completely and totally focused on building service in hubs and only in hubs. That has frustrated many, especially those in logical spokes that could benefit from more service. This is finally starting to change, if ever-so-slightly. Today, …

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