Alaska, JetBlue Get Creative to Satisfy Government Stimulus Requirements

Alaska, JetBlue Get Creative to Satisfy Government Stimulus Requirements

The absurdity of the government stimulus minimum service requirements continue to cause problems, but Alaska and JetBlue are getting creative in finding ways to comply. With Alaska especially, it shows just how ridiculous this mandate is.

The final order is out, and the rules … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: So Much Coronavirus, JetBlue at 20, Luving Southwest, Frommer Radio Show

Cranky on the Web: So Much Coronavirus, JetBlue at 20, Luving Southwest, Frommer Radio Show

Coronavirus airplane travel: How US airlines are cleaning planesToday 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?

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3 Links I Love: A Ukrainian Look at the Crash, Another Hall-of-Famer Retires, JetBlue Goes Green(er)

3 Links I Love: A Ukrainian Look at the Crash, Another Hall-of-Famer Retires, JetBlue Goes Green(er)

This Week’s Featured Link

How Ukrainian plane crash went from ‘engine failure’ to ‘Iranian attack’Kyiv Post
I find myself wondering if we’ll every truly know what brought down the Ukrainian plane upon departure out of Tehran, but I thought it worth looking at coverage coming out of Ukraine … Read the post

3 Links I Love: When Boeing Strayed, Qantas Pouts, Airplane Water is Fine

3 Links I Love: When Boeing Strayed, Qantas Pouts, Airplane Water is Fine

This week’s featured link:

The Long-Forgotten Flight That Sent Boeing Off CourseThe Atlantic
Don’t worry, this isn’t a 10,000 word traditional Atlantic article. It’s a relatively short piece highlighting how Boeing’s merger with McDonnell Douglas led to a finance-first instead of engineering-first culture. And as the author says, … Read the post

JetBlue’s Take on Basic Economy Brings More of the Same Plus a Blizzard of Options

JetBlue’s Take on Basic Economy Brings More of the Same Plus a Blizzard of Options

JetBlue’s long-awaited Basic Economy entry has now gone live in limited markets, and with it comes a big reorganization in how JetBlue approaches it fare families.

Previously, in coach, JetBlue had three fare options.

  • Blue – The base fare, but when it launched, it removed
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