Airline mergers within Europe have gone very differently from how they’ve proceeded in the US. As we all know, in Europe, the merged brands tend to keep their pre-merger identities in one form or another. There is just an overall group structure at the top keeping things together. The originator … Read the post
In the Trenches: Preventing Mistakes – Intuit Small Business Blog
We made some mistakes in the business, and that led me to want to take steps from preventing them from happening again.
Is This the Future of Airplane Seat Fees? Iberia Changes the Game – Conde Nast Daily Traveler
Iberia … Read the post
Asiana Airlines Crash Lands at SFO, No Fatalities but Airport Closed, Call Your Airline for Delays and Info – Conde Nast Daily Traveler
We all know about the Asiana accident at SFO last week. This was my early post on Conde Nast talking about how operations would be impacted.
I had the chance to catch up with Simon Talling-Smith, the Executive VP of the Americas for British Airways, on the day that BA announced its first A380 routes from London to LA followed by London to Hong Kong. We had a good discussion about that and more, including the … Read the post
Jetwhine Tries to Out-Cranky the Cranky Flier – JetWhine
Rob over at JetWhine had a painful experience dealing with American/Iberia on a codeshare so he gave me a ring to vent. You can listen to the 11:27 podcast over on his website.
Last week, American and its joint venture partners British Airways and Iberia were here in Southern California to pitch the benefits of the joint venture to the region. The airlines are launching a lot of new service here in the next month, and they say the joint venture is a … Read the post
How the SkyTeam Alliance Became a Rehab Center for Global Airlines – BNET Headwinds
SkyTeam has picked up some of the more questionable names in the airline world, but it might be a great strategy.
How the Southwest-AirTran Merger Creates a Labor Problem – BNET Headwinds
The Southwest-AirTran merger presents … Read the post
Strong June Traffic Means It’s Time For Airlines to Raise Airfares — Cautiously – BNET
Continued strong traffic numbers mean airfares are going to continue on the march. But airlines need to be careful not to go too high. Huh?
Has there been a stranger courtship than that between British Airways and Iberia? The airlines, which have been talking for years, have finally agreed to merge, sort of. I mean, it’ll get there eventually.
I believe talks began in 1784 when King George III, still sad about losing that whole … Read the post