There has been discussion about expanding Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport probably since the day it opened. The airport has expanded since that time, but now, a commitment has been made by the airport and American to build Terminal F. Sure, this will add sorely-needed gates as American marches toward … Read the post
Why American Airlines’ DFW fortress hub isn’t so scary anymore – Dallas Morning News
A fortress hub has long had a negative connotation. Even though it meant a ton of service, fares were usually high. But the DMN wrote this piece touting the benefits of a fortress hub at DFW … Read the post
The day has finally arrived. It’s time for Cranky Dorkfest DFW! If you’re in the Metroplex, come on by to grab some food from the food trucks, watch airplanes, and talk shop. If you’d like, you can enter the raffle as well. Get your tickets in advance below, and learn … Read the post
We are just over two weeks away from Cranky Dorkfest DFW, and the details are shaping up nicely. We now have our location and, in a first for a Dorkfest, sponsors.
I asked you to RSVP so that DFW could figure out the best location to hold the event and … Read the post
Second quarter earnings reports have come and gone, and there were two particularly interesting pieces of news coming from American. First, American announced it will begin allowing Basic Economy travelers to bring regular carry-ons onboard. And second, American isn’t growing much, but what growth it has will be focused on … Read the post
Everyone wants an Atlanta. Delta has built Atlanta into an incredible hub, a machine that pushes through an enormous number of passengers to feed the airline’s global network. Both United and American would love to have an Atlanta of their own, and for American, the best option is at Dallas/Ft … Read the post
With the disappearance of the US Airways code only a couple weeks away, you’d think American would be on lockdown in terms of making any other changes. You’d be wrong. Last Monday, September 21st, American reorganized how it parks airplanes at its Dallas/Ft Worth hub. Now, aircraft are being divided … Read the post
You may remember that late in 2013, the new management team at American decided the time had come to rebank its big connecting hubs in Chicago, Dallas, and Miami. Miami went first and things went pretty well. But the big test was at the end of March when the … Read the post
I talked a lot about Delta’s and United’s Asia strategies last week, but I didn’t touch on American’s. That’s kind of funny since American was the one that announced some big moves cementing Dallas/Ft Worth as the heart of its Asian strategy. So let’s discuss.
American, which already flies twice … Read the post
Southwest Filing Fares in ATPCO Once Again
You may not know ATPCO, but I’m guessing that airlines all over the US are happy to see Southwest back in the system again. Why does it matter?
Jake Brace Leaves United
The oft-vilified United CFO Jake Brace has announced his retirement, but … Read the post