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What looked like a win for Delta… isn’t. I recently wrote about how Delta was trying to get a larger presence at Tokyo/Haneda by partnering with Skymark. ANA has won that battles, however, so Delta is going home empty-handed. ANA apparently had many of Skymark’s smaller creditors locked up …
When we last left off, my wife and I had arrived in San Jose late but still with plenty of time to get to our ANA connection. Once we had our bags and walked up to the ANA counter, it’s like all the chaos from that morning melted away. From …
All Nippon Airways (ANA) hasn’t had it easy lately. The weak yen has led the airline to losses. And as the first and most prolific 787 operator, it took a huge hit when the aircraft was grounded. Flights were canceled, and people were unhappy. But that’s no longer an …
ANA has announced that will start flying the 787 to the US. First market are Seattle and San Jose. Is that a surprise to you? My guess is that United will pull its Seattle to Tokyo flight, letting ANA fly it with a more appropriate airplane. San Jose, however, …
For Fliers, Mixed Impact Seen – Wall Street Journal
The articles have been flying fast and furious this week regarding the United/Continental merger. I was quoted in this one.
United-Continental Merger: A Good Fit (If It Happens), but Cleveland Won’t Like It – BNET
It’s merger time and now it’s …
US Airways Pilots Infighting Grows Worse by the Day – BNET
It appears the US East pilots are tired of fighting the west pilots. Now they’re turning on each other. Unreal.
Airline Capacity Cuts Slow in December, Some Carriers See Growth – BNET
December traffic numbers show some interesting trends.…
It’s certainly interesting to watch the Japanese market these days. JAL is turning in record losses and is effectively sitting on a cliff waiting to jump. Meanwhile, ANA has decided to pour a bunch of money into seriously improving its product. This is some pretty impressive looking stuff. …
I have more from NBTA on BNET this week including discussions with both ANA and Lufthansa.
Frontier Receives DIP Financing from Perseus
I never thought we’d see it happen, but I’ve now been proven wrong. Frontier picked up $75 million to help them restructure and exit bankruptcy.
Continental’s Flat Seat …
To your left is what the first 737-700ER will look like in the colors of ANA. They’re going to start flying it on March 25 from Nagoya to Guangzhou (China).
What’s so unique about it? Well on a plane that Southwest fills with 137 …