3 Links I Love: Delta’s Refinery Twists and Turns, Branson’s Troubles, Gogo Numbers

3 Links I Love: Delta’s Refinery Twists and Turns, Branson’s Troubles, Gogo Numbers

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Delta Air Lines Bought an Oil Refinery. It Didn’t Go as Planned.The New York Times
The author clearly thinks that Delta’s refinery purchase was a mistake, but I’m not sure we’ll ever know. Did Delta’s pumping of jet fuel into the market lower the … Read the post

Talking Onboard Product with Virgin Atlantic’s VP of Customer Experience (Across the Aisle)

Talking Onboard Product with Virgin Atlantic’s VP of Customer Experience (Across the Aisle)

As you might come to expect from an entity affiliated with Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic celebrated the launch of its Los Angeles to Manchester flight with a party in a warehouse district east of downtown LA. And since it was close to Virgin Atlantic’s 35th anniversary date, Sir Richard himself Read the post

Flying (a Biofuel-Free) Virgin Atlantic 787-9 in Upper Class

Flying (a Biofuel-Free) Virgin Atlantic 787-9 in Upper Class

After covering Virgin Atlantic’s flight powered by recaptured carbon biofuel, Geoff Fischer had to get back home to Seattle.  He was lucky enough to be flown home in Upper Class (aka Business Class), and here’s his report.

Disclosure: Virgin Atlantic paid for Geoff’s travel.Read the post

Going for a Biofuel-Powered 747 Ride in Premium Economy on Virgin Atlantic

Going for a Biofuel-Powered 747 Ride in Premium Economy on Virgin Atlantic

Geoff Fischer is back with the second post in his Virgin Atlantic biofuel adventure.  Picking up where he left off in Part 1, Geoff explores the economics of recaptured carbon biofuel and reports on its maiden voyage on a commercial 747 flight from Orlando to London.

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3 Links I Love: A Lower Cost Virgin Atlantic (or Not), California Pacific’s Lack of Progress, AvGeeks to North Korea

3 Links I Love: A Lower Cost Virgin Atlantic (or Not), California Pacific’s Lack of Progress, AvGeeks to North Korea

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Virgin Atlantic considers new low-cost Gatwick offshootRoutes News
No new Virgin Atlantic sub-brand comingWandering Aramean
How do you counter a money-losing low cost carrier that seems hell-bent on growing like crazy? (That’s you, Norwegian.) Apparently you have to slash your costs if … Read the post

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