Happy inauguration day, everyone. Even though this year’s was clearly upstaged by… the existence of indoguration day, it remains one of the most important indicators of the continuance of the American democracy. So today I’m bringing you a special Wednesday guest post from Howard Kass with a message for … Read the post
Note: I’m moving my Thursday post up to Wednesday this week, just because I really want to talk about this and don’t feel like waiting.
The press release simply says that American and JetBlue are “advancing” their strategic alliance. There’s the obligatory quote to fluff now-Senate Majority Leader Chuck … Read the post
While vaccines are the ultimate way to get travel moving again, there has been a whole lot of talk about just how much testing regimes can help to get things moving more quickly. In fact, the US airline lobbying group Airlines for America (A4A) has now come out in favor … Read the post
Almost since the first government stimulus passed earlier this year, airlines have been begging for an extension. They knew without question fairly quickly that they wouldn’t be anywhere near normal by the time it expired on September 30. But, as it’s wont to do, the government failed to act before … Read the post
We are now less than two months away from key CARES Act provisions expiring at the end of September, and that means there will be massive changes to the airline industry overnight starting October 1. As we creep closer, calls to extend CARES Act funding have grown louder. Those calls … Read the post
For once, there is a delay in the airline industry that nearly everyone is happy about. After much haggling with the Department of the Treasury, the airline stimulus money is about to start flowing. This is good in that it prevents airline death in the near-term, but if you think … Read the post
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. … Read the post
Congress finally came to an agreement, and the President signed the bill. Now, the CARES Act is about to pump an unfathomable $2 trillion into the economy with more than $50 billion marked for the airlines. Is this good or bad? Yes, yes it is.
I suppose we should start … Read the post
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 … Read the post
There’s an interesting rulemaking proposal rolling through the Department of Transportation (DOT) that caught my attention recently. DOT is looking to overhaul the way that it applies its consumer protection rules, and this new plan would tip the scales more toward the airlines. The thing is, it also tips the … Read the post
It’s time to PANIC. At least, that’s what appears to be happening with the coronavirus that has begun spreading around the world. Governments and airlines have reacted quickly and dramatically. The airline response, at least, isn’t an overreaction. It’s just not a reaction to the virus itself. The reaction, instead, … Read the post