3 Links I Love: White House and State Dept Spar Over Open Skies, Allegiant Loses, Alitalia May Go It Alone

3 Links I Love: White House and State Dept Spar Over Open Skies, Allegiant Loses, Alitalia May Go It Alone

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Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline dealAssociated Press
Remember how I said there were differing views on the impact of the US agreement with the UAE? Well, that was quite the understatement. There are actually differing views between the State Department …

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

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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 …

Qatar Plans to Kill Alitalia With Aggressive Growth at the Newly-Christened Air Italy

Qatar Plans to Kill Alitalia With Aggressive Growth at the Newly-Christened Air Italy

It’s on. Etihad tried to remake Alitalia from the Worst Airline Ever into something amazing. That didn’t work. Now, Qatar Airways seems to have said, to borrow an overused meme, “Oh yeah? Hold my beer.” But Qatar isn’t pouring money into the bottomless pit that is Alitalia. Instead, it is …

3 Links I Love: Qatar’s Unwelcome Investment, AirAsia X Won’t Go Long, The Onion Tells the Truth

3 Links I Love: Qatar’s Unwelcome Investment, AirAsia X Won’t Go Long, The Onion Tells the Truth

This week’s featured link:
American’s SEC Filing About Qatar’s Investment InterestEDGAR
American has received word that Qatar is interested in investing in the airline. There’s a lot of speculation out there about this one, so let’s stick with the facts. The link above is to the SEC filing …

3 Links I Love: Avianca for Sale, Qatar’s A380 Gate Problem, Delta’s Back in ExpertFlyer

3 Links I Love: Avianca for Sale, Qatar’s A380 Gate Problem, Delta’s Back in ExpertFlyer

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United Continental, Delta Air Lines possible bidders for Avianca: WSJReuters
Ok, so we don’t know much about this yet, but word on the street is that Avianca needs money. This isn’t a surprise considering how bad the situation is down in South America right …

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