Republic is Having Trouble Flying Its Schedule and Delta Customers are Paying the Price

Republic is Having Trouble Flying Its Schedule and Delta Customers are Paying the Price

Something didn’t seem quite right. A Cranky Concierge client was booked to fly during the holidays from Orlando to Raleigh/Durham on Delta Connection. A mere three weeks in advance, Delta scrubbed the flight and instead decided to operate a mainline flight 5 hours earlier. As you can imagine, the client … Read the post

Republic Cuts Flights Due to a Pilot Shortage, But Is It Placing the Blame in the Right Place?

Republic Cuts Flights Due to a Pilot Shortage, But Is It Placing the Blame in the Right Place?

It used to be that Republic was one of the shining stars in the regional world. These days, however, that doesn’t say much. Regionals all over are having trouble getting enough pilots to fly their airplanes, and Republic is far from immune. In fact, it appears to be having more … Read the post

Republic CEO Bryan Bedford on Religion and the Business (Across the Aisle)

Republic CEO Bryan Bedford on Religion and the Business (Across the Aisle)

Today I bring you the third and last installment of my interview with Republic CEO Bryan Bedford. In this piece, we spend a lot of time talking about religion. Why? Well, Bryan has really brought religion into the Republic business in a big way.

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Republic CEO Bryan Bedford on Fees, Competition in the Hubs, and More (Across the Aisle)

Republic CEO Bryan Bedford on Fees, Competition in the Hubs, and More (Across the Aisle)

I’m back with part two of my conversation with Bryan Bedford, CEO of Republic (which owns Frontier, among others). In part one, we talked about the strategy that led the company to buy Frontier and Midwest. Today, we get a little more into the weeds with everything from inflight … Read the post

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