Air Canada’s Basic Economy Introduction Shows How a Even a Slightly Smoother Booking Process Makes A Big Difference

Air Canada’s Basic Economy Introduction Shows How a Even a Slightly Smoother Booking Process Makes A Big Difference

Following in the footsteps of its American counterparts, Air Canada has decided to join the Basic Economy club on some domestic Canadian routes. Ok, actually, it’s Economy Basic because, well, I guess Canadians need to do things just a bit differently. In true Canadian fashion, this implementation is friendlier than … Read the post

American’s Rationale For Expanding Basic Economy to Mexico and the Caribbean Sounds Like Garbage, But It’s Probably Not

American’s Rationale For Expanding Basic Economy to Mexico and the Caribbean Sounds Like Garbage, But It’s Probably Not

Though American and United both began rolling out Basic Economy fares around the same time, United rushed it and made mistakes. American, however, has been more cautious, only introducing it slowly throughout most of the lower 48 US States (with a few test routes beyond) in the last couple months. … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Horizon’s Pilot Problems, Irma Gouging Isn’t Real, Rescue Flight in San Juan

3 Links I Love: Horizon’s Pilot Problems, Irma Gouging Isn’t Real, Rescue Flight in San Juan

This week’s featured link:
Pilots’ union sues Horizon Air over deferral of 6 jet deliveriesSeattle Times
These are interesting times up in the Pacific Northwest. Horizon, unsurprisingly, has a pilot shortage. At first it just impacted the Q400 flying which had to be scaled back. But now, presumably … Read the post

American Tests Markets in Basic Economy Rollout While United Focuses on Fare Levels

American Tests Markets in Basic Economy Rollout While United Focuses on Fare Levels

A funny thing happened on Tuesday when both American and United officially filed their first Basic Economy fares in the market. (If you aren’t familiar with Basic Economy, read this.) I had been waiting for this a long time, because while we had known what the program attributes would … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: Bereavement Fares Gone, Schedule Charters on the Rise, US Airlines Aren’t the Best?

Cranky on the Web: Bereavement Fares Gone, Schedule Charters on the Rise, US Airlines Aren’t the Best?

Cranky on the Web

Bereavement Fares Have Disappeared on Most US AirlinesAssociated Press
For anyone who has tried to use one, you’re undoubtedly not surprised to hear that bereavement fares are all but gone. They generally don’t fit into the fare structure that’s out there today, but as I mentioned to the … Read the post

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