How President Biden’s DOT and Congress Can Save the Airline Industry Without Spending Another Dime (Guest Post)

How President Biden’s DOT and Congress Can Save the Airline Industry Without Spending Another Dime (Guest Post)

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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

DOT Allows American and JetBlue to Coordinate Schedules in a Landmark Deal

DOT Allows American and JetBlue to Coordinate Schedules in a Landmark Deal

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

Despite Mass Airline Layoffs Looming, the Feds Should Stop Funneling Money Into Airlines

Despite Mass Airline Layoffs Looming, the Feds Should Stop Funneling Money Into Airlines

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

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. … Read the post

Airlines Slash Service to China But Not Because of Coronavirus Fears

Airlines Slash Service to China But Not Because of Coronavirus Fears

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

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