Travelers have always preferred Tokyo’s Haneda Airport over Narita, but artificial restrictions that prevented most international flights from operating at Haneda forced airlines to fly to Narita for all flights to/from North America for years. Those restrictions have slowly been eroded, and the next big tranche of new international slots … Read the post
It wasn’t long ago that I found myself worried that this industry was getting to be too boring. Welp, I was wrong. Adding on to the growing pile is the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) tentative decision to grant closer cooperation — but deny antitrust immunity (ATI) — to Hawaiian and … Read the post
Social Media May be Hot, But It’s Not for Everyone – BNET
I look at social media at the Singapore Airshow to figure out why it matters. (In this case, I don’t think it does.)
American Airlines, oneworld Increased Offer to Japan Air Lines May Not Be Enough – BNET
American is desperately trying to keep JAL in oneworld, but it’s not looking good.
oneworld Alliance Will be Much Weaker if Japan Air Lines Leaves – BNET
If JAL leaves oneworld, what does it mean … Read the post
US Airways Pilots Infighting Grows Worse by the Day – BNET
It appears the US East pilots are tired of fighting the west pilots. Now they’re turning on each other. Unreal.
Airline Capacity Cuts Slow in December, Some Carriers See Growth – BNET
December traffic numbers show some interesting trends.… Read the post
Enjoy foreign service on N. American flights – USA Today
I talk to USA Today’s Ben Mutzabaugh about some of the “fifth freedom” flights operating in the US, including my personal favorite – Air New Zealand from LAX to London.
Japan Air Lines (JAL) is an airline in trouble. It’s losing money faster than a rookie NFL player who just got his first payday, and it needs help. Now, Delta and American apparently have decided to battle over the airline because of its strategic importance.
You oneworld loyalists out there … Read the post
You know I like to talk about new seats here on the blog, and this time I know some of you will be happy to hear that it’s coming from the Pacific Rim. (Yes, I know I should blog about the other side of the Pacific far more than I … Read the post
Today was a big day for new additions to global alliances. To be fair, these are just the announcements of additions but in the near future oneworld and SkyTeam fliers will have more options for mileage earning and redemption.
First up, SkyTeam. Air Europa, Copa Airlines, and Kenya Airways all … Read the post