Southwest Reveals Its Ft Lauderdale Plans as a Four-Way Battle Heats Up

Southwest Reveals Its Ft Lauderdale Plans as a Four-Way Battle Heats Up

Southwest extended its schedule into the summer recently, and the biggest winner was clearly Ft Lauderdale. Southwest is adding six new cities and beefing up its schedule as its new terminal expansion prepares to open. While many airports would feel lucky with one low cost carrier, Ft Lauderdale is trying … Read the post

3 Links I Love: American AAdvantage Goes Revenue-Based, Allegiant Says Aloha to Hawai’i, Interview with Spirit’s CEO

3 Links I Love: American AAdvantage Goes Revenue-Based, Allegiant Says Aloha to Hawai’i, Interview with Spirit’s CEO

Today’s featured link:
American AAdvantage 2016 Changes (Including Award Chart Devaluation)One Mile at a Time
American announced it was going to a revenue-based program starting next year. You might expect me to have written about it in more detail, but when an airline is the third-mover, it’s not … Read the post

Topic of the Week: How Important Should Operational Performance Be for Spirit?

Topic of the Week: How Important Should Operational Performance Be for Spirit?

At the Boyd conference this week, Spirit gave a long presentation about its efforts to educate people about its unbundled strategy and why it’s good. I buy that, but other than a bullet point talking about how people value “reliable” service, not once did the airline mention its operational woes. … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: Cincinnati Fares Finally Drop, Latrobe Loves Spirit

Cranky on the Web: Cincinnati Fares Finally Drop, Latrobe Loves Spirit

Spirit Airlines lifts fortunes of Arnold Palmer Regional AirportPittsburgh Tribune-Review
Latrobe is booming thanks to Spirit’s presence at the airport, and this is apparently news. I chimed in to add that the airport shouldn’t get too carried away. Spirit doesn’t have to stay if things turn south.

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Spirit Explains Its First DOT Report Card, But Do You Agree With The Rationale?

Spirit Explains Its First DOT Report Card, But Do You Agree With The Rationale?

This month, for the first time, Spirit’s operational performance is included in the Department of Transportation Air Travel Consumer Report. The results aren’t as bad as you might expect, but they certainly aren’t great. Spirit, however, celebrates the good news while giving a reason for the bad news. Some … Read the post

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