3 Links I Love: American Unplugged, Sun Country CEO Talks, The Breguet 941

3 Links I Love: American Unplugged, Sun Country CEO Talks, The Breguet 941

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Best Of The Banter: Our PBB Interview With American Airlines’ Vasu RajaPlanePerspectives
You probably heard about Holly Hegeman’s PlaneBusiness Banter interview with American’s Chief Revenue Officer Vasu Raja, because Vasu does not hold back at all. She’s decided to post it publicly for all … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Returning the MAX to Service, Sun Country Cargo, Jetlines Tries Something Different

3 Links I Love: Returning the MAX to Service, Sun Country Cargo, Jetlines Tries Something Different

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Southwest Airlines Prepares to Return Boeing 737 Max to ServiceBloomberg
The re-launch of the 737 MAX continues to be pushed further out, but when the time finally does come, it won’t be easy to just put all the airplanes back in the air. Here’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

Sun Country Grows Every Which Way

Sun Country Grows Every Which Way

In recent history, Sun Country has been an afterthought. It was a small airline that during the best of times was marginally profitable. It focused almost entirely on flying people from Minneapolis to… everywhere. Things have been slowly changing under new leader Jude Bricker. We’ve heard Jude talk about what … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Interviewing United Execs, Ramping Up Against Gulf Carriers, Sun Country Look Back

3 Links I Love: Interviewing United Execs, Ramping Up Against Gulf Carriers, Sun Country Look Back

Tomorrow is Dorkfest!  Hope to see some of you at In-N-Out by LAX between 11 and 1p…

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How United’s Working to Right the Ship: An Interview With UA LeadersThe Points Guy
Chris Sloan did an interview with United COO … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Allegiant and the FAA Get Hammered, Rolls Royce Has Engine Problems Yet Again

3 Links I Love: Allegiant and the FAA Get Hammered, Rolls Royce Has Engine Problems Yet Again

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I decided to feature two links this week, because they shine light on two sides of the same coin…

Allegiant Air: The Budget Airline Flying Under the Radar60 Minutes
In case you missed it, 60 Minutes ran a … Read the post

Sun Country Earns the Cranky Jackass Award for Giving No Options to Stranded Customers

Sun Country Earns the Cranky Jackass Award for Giving No Options to Stranded Customers

When it comes to major weather problems, I’m a pretty forgiving person. Weather wreaks havoc on an airline, and recovery can be really difficult. But even if it takes a week, it’s still important for an airline to make sure it completes its recovery by getting everyone where they need … Read the post

Wondering How Sun Country is Going to Make Its New Owners A Lot of Money

Wondering How Sun Country is Going to Make Its New Owners A Lot of Money

Last week Sun Country was sold by the Davis brothers to funds managed by private-equity-giant Apollo. Apollo isn’t in this just to be nice. It wants to make money. Now, I find myself trying to figure out just how that’s going to actually happen.

Sun … Read the post

3 Links I Love: United’s Management Under Fire, Sun Country’s ULCC Twist, Jet2’s Empty Seats

3 Links I Love: United’s Management Under Fire, Sun Country’s ULCC Twist, Jet2’s Empty Seats

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How Oscar Munoz spooked United Airlines investorsCrain’s Chicago Business
If you missed it, United had its earnings call and it did not go well. There appears to be growing concern on Wall Street that the management team in place is not up to the … Read the post

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