3 Links I Love: Horizon Stabilizes, Delta Flight Attendant Reality Show, Canada Retaliates

3 Links I Love: Horizon Stabilizes, Delta Flight Attendant Reality Show, Canada Retaliates

This week’s featured link:
Horizon Air operations stabilize as crisis abatesThe Seattle Times
It’s good to see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel for Horizon, but this is far from over. Next year, instead of the growth Horizon promised, it’s just going to … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Horizon’s Pilot Problems, Irma Gouging Isn’t Real, Rescue Flight in San Juan

3 Links I Love: Horizon’s Pilot Problems, Irma Gouging Isn’t Real, Rescue Flight in San Juan

This week’s featured link:
Pilots’ union sues Horizon Air over deferral of 6 jet deliveriesSeattle Times
These are interesting times up in the Pacific Northwest. Horizon, unsurprisingly, has a pilot shortage. At first it just impacted the Q400 flying which had to be scaled back. But now, presumably … Read the post

Alaska Had a Bad Weekend But Shows How to Communicate When Things Get Ugly

Alaska Had a Bad Weekend But Shows How to Communicate When Things Get Ugly

If you were flying on Alaska Airlines this weekend, you had a rough go of it. The airline’s computer systems crashed and that meant plenty of delays and cancellations. Unlike Southwest in its meltdown earlier this month, however, Alaska handled this brilliantly from a communication standpoint.

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Horizon Air’s President on Future Growth and Outsourcing (Across the Aisle Interview)

Horizon Air’s President on Future Growth and Outsourcing (Across the Aisle Interview)

And we’re back. Today, I pick up my interview with Horizon Air President Glenn Johnson by talking about future growth and Alaska’s recent decision to outsource some flying to SkyWest. [Read Part 1 of the interview]

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Cranky: Looking at Horizon now compared … Read the post

Horizon Air’s President on The Disappearance of the Brand (Across the Aisle Interview)

Horizon Air’s President on The Disappearance of the Brand (Across the Aisle Interview)

For those who hadn’t heard, Alaska Air Group’s wholly-owned regional subsidiary Horizon Air will be losing its brand some 25 years after Alaska first bought the airline. Instead, Horizon flights will all be marketed under the Alaska name. I spoke with Horizon’s president and Alaska Air Group veteran Glenn Johnson … Read the post

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