The Circle is Complete: ExpressJet’s Long Journey Ends Where It Began

The Circle is Complete: ExpressJet’s Long Journey Ends Where It Began

It has been a long road for the regional carrier ExpressJet, but the recent announcement that ExpressJet would be acquired by United (through a subsidiary) brings the airline right back to where it started. It returns to its roots as a partner-owned regional airline flying only for that partner, Continental’s … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Air Berlin Restructures, American’s CIO, So Long Vin

3 Links I Love: Air Berlin Restructures, American’s CIO, So Long Vin

Far-reaching restructuring of airberlin to deliver long-term growthAir Berlin
The long-rumored restructuring is here. Air Berlin, long shredding money, is going to remake itself into something that… probably will just lose more money. It’ll shrink, sending up to 40 airplanes to Lufthansa (most under Eurowings, some under Austrian) … Read the post

Blaming United’s Problems on Continental (or Vice Versa) is Exactly the Problem

Blaming United’s Problems on Continental (or Vice Versa) is Exactly the Problem

The talk of the US airline industry these days is all about one thing… what’s wrong with United? The airline is underperforming financially and operationally, without question, and has not been able to take advantage of all the benefits that should have come in the merger with Continental. So what … Read the post

Topic of the Week: Milestones for Continental and America West

Topic of the Week: Milestones for Continental and America West

There were a couple of somewhat minor milestones in the eyes of travelers this week, but I thought it was worth sharing.

First, Continental and United started operating on a single operating certificate. Even though they’re using the old Continental certificate, the United call sign … Read the post

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