Tokyo Hub? Who Needs a Tokyo Hub?

Tokyo Hub? Who Needs a Tokyo Hub?

For many years, Delta seemed like an airline in search of an Asia strategy while its competitors pushed forward definitively. Now that the Korean Air joint venture is in place, however, the combined Delta/Korean efforts looks like an airline on a mission. They have plowed forward, most recently with a …

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 …

3 Links I Love: The Dulles-Miami Shuffle, Flip-Flopping in Georgia, Via Air’s Not-So-Stellar Record

3 Links I Love: The Dulles-Miami Shuffle, Flip-Flopping in Georgia, Via Air’s Not-So-Stellar Record

This week’s featured link:
United adding Miami-Washington Dulles flights as American drops routeUSA Today
As someone who lives close to Dulles said to me, “Am I the only one shocked to find out they didn’t already fly this?” Sure enough, United didn’t fly Dulles to Miami, but it …

As of Today, the Big Four US Airlines Have No Propellers Operating Under Their Brands

As of Today, the Big Four US Airlines Have No Propellers Operating Under Their Brands

Yesterday, American Eagle flight 4927 landed in Salisbury, Maryland right around dusk. That flight, operated by a Dash 8-300, marks the end of turboprop operations for its owner, Piedmont, and for American Eagle. But it also marked the end of something much bigger: there are no longer any propeller …

A Pleasant Alaska First Class Flight to Puerto Vallarta and an Equally Pleasant Return on Delta in Coach (Trip Report)

A Pleasant Alaska First Class Flight to Puerto Vallarta and an Equally Pleasant Return on Delta in Coach (Trip Report)

I celebrated my 40th birthday in Hawai’i last year. This year, it’s my wife’s turn. Though our big celebration is this summer, we opted to also sneak in a weekend in Puerto Vallarta closer to her actual day. And since I was down there and award space was uncommonly good, …

3 Links I Love: Norwegian’s Finances Look Bad, How Delta Sells Tickets, Yet Another 747 Article

3 Links I Love: Norwegian’s Finances Look Bad, How Delta Sells Tickets, Yet Another 747 Article

This week’s featured link:
Norwegian’s creative accountingLeeham News and Comment
As a reader noted in a comment on my last post about Norwegian, the airline’s results in 2017 were actually much worse than they appeared. (And they looked pretty bad before.) There’s still furniture to burn, so …

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!