3 Links I Love: Really Cheap 737s, Jet Bridges, Germanwings Crash In Depth

3 Links I Love: Really Cheap 737s, Jet Bridges, Germanwings Crash In Depth

This week’s featured link:
In strategy shift, Boeing backs 7 MAX: sourcesLeeham News
Though this article is about Boeing trying to support the 737-7MAX, that’s not actually what grabbed my eye. United recently purchased some 737-700s from Boeing and apparently is topping that order up instead of going … Read the post

If You’re Going to Charge for Seat Assignments, Lufthansa, You Better Well Honor Them (Tales from the Field)

If You’re Going to Charge for Seat Assignments, Lufthansa, You Better Well Honor Them (Tales from the Field)

Lufthansa is probably the most hated airline in the travel agent world these days for a variety of reasons. It just started charging a surcharge for those who book through travel agent systems, first of all. But it’s also the random and never-ending strikes that have shaken confidence. I, however, … Read the post

Lufthansa Group Airlines Are Going to Charge You if You Don’t Book Directly, and That’s a Big Mistake

Lufthansa Group Airlines Are Going to Charge You if You Don’t Book Directly, and That’s a Big Mistake

Fights between airlines and reservation systems are as old as time. Global Distribution Systems (GDSes) have held the upper hand for years, and because of that, they charge the airlines a lot of money for every booking. Airlines, consequently, are always looking for ways to bring costs down by taking … Read the post

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