It’s not surprising to see airports put out incentive packages to bring in new flights, but there was something about the deal Delta did to bring Transatlantic flights to Indianapolis that grabbed my interest. The Indianapolis Business Journal wrote about the hefty subsidy and gave good insight into how Delta … Read the post
The stereotypical “good” Southwest flight is one that runs on time with a crew that’s having a lot of fun. It’s been harder to come by those kinds of flights over the last several years as the airline has grown, but I had a textbook example on our way out … Read the post
Regular Cranky readers know that Indianapolis is an airport that matters to me a lot. Since that’s where my in-laws live, I go out at least a couple times a year, so I pay close attention to what happens there. Indianapolis has also been a poster-child for overspending. The new … Read the post
American Turns to HP Over SABRE For Next Reservation System – BNET
Even though SABRE was American’s greatest invention, the airline has decided to go elsewhere. This has been coming for awhile.
United Shakes Up Marketing and Distribution Groups
Dennis Cary is out, Graham Atkinson is back in, and marketing and distribution areas and getting makeovers.
Continental’s May Numbers Prove April’s Improvement Wasn’t a Trend
May numbers are out for Continental and they don’t look so hot. … Read the post
Southwest Reports Q4 Loss on Hedges
Hedges and other “special items” brought Southwest down to a Q4 loss, but it was the announcement on growth that had people turning their heads.
Southwest Sees Strong Revenue Performance in Fourth Quarter
Is that no-fee strategy working for Southwest? The airline has definitely … Read the post
LiveTV Tries to Solve the Onboard Internet Business Case Problem
Everyone wants to have internet onboard aircraft, but not everyone is convinced the business model works. Some problems still need to be solved.
Can the New Indianapolis Airport Terminal be Justified?
Indianapolis opens a brand new airport terminal tonight, but … Read the post
Next stop on the roadtrip: Indianapolis. My main reason for being here was a visit with the in-laws, but while I was in town, I was able to arrange a tour of the brand-spanking new Indianapolis Airport that opens tonight, November 11. Ok, so it’s not actually a new airport … Read the post