Shut It Down

Shut It Down

On Monday, I talked about the $50 billion airline stimulus that the government rolled out. One of the provisions in both the grant and the loan pieces of the pie said that the Department of Transportation (DOT) could require airlines to continue to serve all points until March 1, 2022. …

How I Would Bail Out the Airlines

How I Would Bail Out the Airlines

There’s been a whole lot of talk about bailout options for the airline industry as our economy grinds to a halt, and naturally, there are differing opinions. There is no question in my mind that a bailout is necessary, but I would structure it in a way to get money …

American and Qantas Get Tentative Joint Venture Approval… With Conditions

American and Qantas Get Tentative Joint Venture Approval… With Conditions

American finally received some good news this week. After getting rejected once, the airline received tentative approval from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to put together its joint venture with Qantas. This is welcome news, and it should have been approved previously. This isn’t an outright approval, however. There …

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