Long Beach Chooses Southwest Over JetBlue With Slot Rule Changes

Long Beach Chooses Southwest Over JetBlue With Slot Rule Changes

Long Beach Airport should be a desirable place to fly.  After all, it’s only 20 miles down the (admittedly traffic-choked) 405 freeway from LAX, and it provides a far better passenger experience.  But historically, Long Beach just hasn’t performed well for any airline.  Recent history has been dominated by JetBlue, … Read the post

JetBlue Follows the Numbers

JetBlue Follows the Numbers

JetBlue has taken a fair bit of flak lately for falling in line with other airlines and their less customer-friendly policies, but this really isn’t all that surprising.  After all, JetBlue is a public company, and investors want to see stronger returns than the airline has been able to generate.  … Read the post

Southwest Struggles With Denied Boardings, But Others Are Worse

Southwest Struggles With Denied Boardings, But Others Are Worse

Yesterday I wrote about the denied boarding trends at Alaska, American, Delta, and United. Today, I’m going to start with Southwest and work my way through the rest of the branded airlines that report their numbers.

If you’re comparing to yesterday, remember that these … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Two Airlines Pour Money into JetSuite, Evolution of Ontario, Prescott’s Options

3 Links I Love: Two Airlines Pour Money into JetSuite, Evolution of Ontario, Prescott’s Options

This week’s featured link:
JetSuite Plans Big Expansion With New Investments From Qatar Airways And JetBlueForbes
I continue to scratch my head over the announcement that Qatar Airways will put money into JetSuite, and JetBlue will up its investment. I totally get it from JetSuite’s side. It’s trying … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Lufthansa’s Acceptable New Livery, JetBlue’s West Coast Strategy Turns Angry, A Brief Book Report

3 Links I Love: Lufthansa’s Acceptable New Livery, JetBlue’s West Coast Strategy Turns Angry, A Brief Book Report

This week’s featured link:
Heritage meets the future. Lufthansa presents a new brand design.Lufthansa Group Newsroom
The new Lufthansa livery is out and it’s… well, it’s fine. Basically, the tail just changed to a dark blue with the crane logo now in white. That’s it. There are other … Read the post

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