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 … Read the post

American Reverses Course With Qatar Strategic Partnership, Should Take It Further

American Reverses Course With Qatar Strategic Partnership, Should Take It Further

American continues to make its way around the globe looking for ways to fill its geographical needs. After Gol helped fill in some blank spots in Brazil, the improved Alaska partnership shored up the West Coast. Now, American is looking toward Africa, India, and Southeast Asia by renewing ties with 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.

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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

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 … Read the post

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, … Read the post

Corrected: Shining the Spotlight on October’s Operational Problem Children

Corrected: Shining the Spotlight on October’s Operational Problem Children

My apologies, but I somehow mixed up the A14 numbers for Southwest, Frontier, and United. This has been corrected, and I have updated the post to reflect the correct data.


Ah, October. Fall has arrived, thunderstorms have diminished, and the weather is about as … Read the post

Settling the Debate: Does American or United Have More First Class Seats in Chicago?

Settling the Debate: Does American or United Have More First Class Seats in Chicago?

United had its first global media day (at least, first that I can remember) on Friday, and it was an event well done. That being said, I didn’t expect there would be homework…. Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella was up on stage when a question was asked about American’s claims … Read the post

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