How about a bonus post today? Things are happening quickly in this industry this week, and if I don’t post this now, I’ll never post it.
The Eagle has set its October schedule, and there are a lot of cuts, but that is less interesting … Read the post
This week’s featured link
95 Years of Historic Firsts at CLE – AirportsHistory.org
One of my favorite website-finds of the year is back with a look at the surprisingly important history of Cleveland’s airport. Enjoy the distraction from the dumpster-fire that is everything else these days.
Sorry for the tease in today’s earlier post, but these became public at different times, so I decided to go with a rare double post. Today, American and JetBlue are creating a strategic partnership in the same vein as the American/Alaska deal. Some have suggested American was irrelevant … Read the post
Alaska has long been something of a tweener in the hyper-competitive Los Angeles market. While American, Delta, Southwest, and United all battle it out, Alaska has lived life as a large number five, a place it solidified after taking over Virgin America. That’s not the most desirable place to be, … Read the post
The writing has been on the wall for years, and now JetBlue has finally done it. It is pulling the plug on its Long Beach (LGB) operation entirely after October 6. This is the right move for the company. Unfortunately, that right move has been followed up with the wrong … Read the post
I will have plenty to say on this topic in detail on Monday, but both USA Today and TPG asked me for comment, and I was happy to oblige.
Last week, JetBlue made the surprising announcement that it would add 30 new routes to its network. The surprise was not because JetBlue has had to pull back significantly due to its main focus cities being in the northeast but rather because JetBlue hasn’t shown any interest in trying … Read the post
Coronavirus airplane travel: How US airlines are cleaning planes – Today Show
This wasn’t an on camera interview, but it was an in-depth look on the Today website at how airlines are cleaning airplanes. I know the common response is… how were they not already doing all this?
This Week’s Featured Link
If Everyone Hates Spirit Airlines, How Is It Making So Much Money? – Marker by Medium
Good read on Spirit. I keep waiting for the airline to do something playful with Trevor Noah the same way Arby’s did with Jon Stewart back in the day. Separately, … Read the post
If anyone understands what JetBlue is doing in Long Beach, please let me know. After trying all different kinds of things over the years, JetBlue has settled firmly into a downward trajectory. It was at 35 slots at one point, but it dropped to 24 when it realized it was … Read the post