Welcome to “Distribution Week” here on The Cranky Flier. Today I’m looking at a brief history of how airlines sell their tickets, aka distribution. Tomorrow I’ll look at how the airlines want to sell tickets in the future. Then on Thursday I’ll wrap it up with a look at … Read the post
I’m back from “vacation” (which I put in quotes, because I just ended up working on longer term projects the whole time instead of actually relaxing), and it’s time to get back to my Delta visit. First up this week is my discussion with Bob Kupbens, the man who runs … Read the post
I’m changing the name of my usual Saturday “This Week on BNET” posts starting this week. Instead of just focusing on my BNET posts, I’m going to also post other places where I might have written or been mentioned during the week. That may or may not be a frequent … Read the post
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
I really should avoid booking flights at all costs, because if I can’t do it online, it ends up being incredibly difficult. This time, it was Southwest making my life difficult, and man, do they have a problem in the way they process unused credits.
I just realized I accidentally didn’t publish this last week. Sorry!
JetBlue Challenges Southwest at BWI
The focus is on Boston and Southwest and JetBlue start throwing down with new flights to new destinations.
Hawaiian Still Having Major On-Time Problems
On the surface, Hawaiian appears to be doing well in the world of on-time performance, but when you dig down, you see that’s not the case.
News and Notes from Continental’s 10-K
Digging through Continental’s 10-K, there is plenty to talk about including all … Read the post
There’s good news out there for those of you who like to book your travel using online travel agents. Expedia and Travelocity have both followed in Priceline’s footsteps and dropped all booking fees for flights. There don’t appear to be any catches, but this is a temporary move. Flights must … Read the post