It’s that time of the year again where we look back and review all of our fallen comrades. This year, the list isn’t full of many recognizable names. It was a good year for airlines indeed. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty for us to discuss. I worked with … Read the post
The only jet competitor to Hawaiian Airlines flying between the islands, go!, shuts down next week. This cements Hawaiian’s near-monopoly in the interisland market for now, yet you don’t hear a lot of people complaining. go! takes a lot of bad-will with it as it flees back to the mainland.… Read the post
Word out of Hawai’i is that Larry Ellison, multi-billionaire CEO of Oracle, isn’t content with just having bought most of the island of Lanai and interisland carrier Island Air. Now he’s interested in buying another interisland carrier, go! to expand his empire. One can only wonder… what the heck is … Read the post
Bloggers offer paid travel services – Washington Times
Nicholas Kralev takes a look at my Cranky Concierge service as well as a frequent flier redemption service from View From the Wing blogger Gary Leff.
Delta Starts Consolidating Regional Carriers
Delta is taking pieces of Compass, Comair, and Mesaba and mashing them together. Seems like a good idea to me.
Why is Hawaiian Installing In-Seat Video?
Hawaiian is putting in seat video on its long haul fleet, but the case for installation is different in … Read the post
Mesa Settles Aloha Lawsuit, Wants to Use Aloha Name
Mesa wants to use the name of its now vanquished rival, Aloha, on its airplanes. There are so many reasons this is a bad idea, it’s not even funny.
Continental’s November Traffic Performance Shows Ominous Signs
Even Continental’s revised unit revenue … Read the post
I wrote about this on BNET last week when it was still a rumor. Now it’s been confirmed that Republic will operate Embraer 170s within Hawai’i for Mokulele. This seems like a smart move, and it will put some pressure on go!. [/caption]In fact, I’m tempted to refer to … Read the post
You may remember that I said last week that I probably wouldn’t book a flight on Aloha for travel more than a couple weeks out. It looks like the airline won’t even make it that long.
Aloha has announced that, not surprisingly, there just aren’t any investors to help … Read the post
No, don’t worry Hawaiian and Aloha fans. There’s no need to have a heart attack. go! is not expanding beyond its interisland network with $49 fares to the mainland. Besides, could you imagine that ride in a CRJ? Yikes.
They’re actually just doing a one time trip to the mainland … Read the post
Yeah, that’s a confusing title until you remember that “Airplane Airlines” is what Mokulele Airlines translates to in English. These are the guys who are planning to fly as go!Express out in Hawai’i, and they’ve finally received their first airplane for the new operation. Here’s the picture, courtesy of the … Read the post