3 Links I Love: Why Southwest Says Its IT Failed, Calls for Southwest CEO’s Head, Talking Alaska-Virgin America

3 Links I Love: Why Southwest Says Its IT Failed, Calls for Southwest CEO’s Head, Talking Alaska-Virgin America

This week’s featured link:
Southwest CEO: Router failure that grounded flights equated to ‘once-in-a-thousand-year flood’Dallas Morning News
Something tells me this is as close as we’re ever going to get to figuring out what really happened when Southwest’s systems melted down. I have a picture of Southwest’s IT …

3 Links I Love: Newark Loses Slots, Alaska’s Regional Name, and JetBlue Looks for Virgins

3 Links I Love: Newark Loses Slots, Alaska’s Regional Name, and JetBlue Looks for Virgins

This week’s featured link:
Change of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) DesignationFederal Register
Lost in the madness this week was a change to Newark’s designation. The upshot is that slots are effectively going away in October. Airlines will still need to get terminal and gate space and file …

Across the Aisle From Virgin America’s CEO on His Plan to Force Legacy Carriers to Let Him Use Their Feeder Networks

Across the Aisle From Virgin America’s CEO on His Plan to Force Legacy Carriers to Let Him Use Their Feeder Networks

I was at the International Aviation Forecast Summit (more commonly called the Boyd conference) earlier this week and had the chance to sit down with several airline execs. One that I hadn’t planned at all was a sit down with Virgin America CEO David Cush. On stage, he spoke about

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