3 Links I Love: United’s Network Brain Trust, BA’s New Suite, Southwest Makes a Deal

3 Links I Love: United’s Network Brain Trust, BA’s New Suite, Southwest Makes a Deal

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Meet the route planners mapping United’s futureCrain’s Chicago Business
Here’s a nice look at the dynamic duo behind United’s recent network strategy. Patrick Quayle (international) and Ankit Gupta (domestic) both came from American and have clearly been having way too much fun getting United’s … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Sun Country Cuts Costs, Paine Field Flies Commercial, Hawai’i Reacts to Southwest

3 Links I Love: Sun Country Cuts Costs, Paine Field Flies Commercial, Hawai’i Reacts to Southwest

Sun Country CEO gets very real on the airline’s quest for financial sustainabilityMinnPost
Here’s a good interview with Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker. Note at the end how Sun Country is focusing on cost reduction now. Unit revenue growth efforts will come later. So enjoy those cheap fares … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Southwest Pays the FAA, Air Tahiti Nui CEO Interview, United Goes Free

3 Links I Love: Southwest Pays the FAA, Air Tahiti Nui CEO Interview, United Goes Free

Southwest paid for FAA inspector during shutdownMarketWatch
Shrewd move by Southwest or inappropriate preferential treatment that casts shame over the government?

HIGH FLYER INTERVIEW: THE AIR TAHITI NUI TRANSFORMATION ACCORDING TO ITS CHIEFSAirways
It’s time for another CEO interview. This time … Read the post

Southwest Leaves Mexico City, Shows the Limitations of Its US-Focused Strategy

Southwest Leaves Mexico City, Shows the Limitations of Its US-Focused Strategy

Below, you’ll find a map of Southwest’s destinations outside the continental US. One of these dots is a different type of destination than the rest. Which one is it?

Southwest Airlines international route network via Southwest.com

If you said Mexico City, you’re right. Mexico City … Read the post

Southwest Gets Friendlier For Small Business, But There’s a Lot More Work to Be Done

Southwest Gets Friendlier For Small Business, But There’s a Lot More Work to Be Done

Many people think of Southwest as a leisure-focused airline, but that’s never been the case. In fact, even in its earliest days Southwest focused on high-frequency service to be attractive to the cost-conscious business traveler. While its low fares have attracted business travelers over time, those who specialize in booking … Read the post

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