3 Links I Love: The Worst Airline Ever is Still Worst, an Emirates Interview, A Long TPG Read

3 Links I Love: The Worst Airline Ever is Still Worst, an Emirates Interview, A Long TPG Read

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Another rescue plan for Alitalia, does it stack up?Gridpoint Consulting
Curious what the newest version of the “Worst Airline Ever” will look like? It’ll look pretty much the same, just smaller until it’s magically profitable and amazing in 2025. It’s a good thing Italy … Read the post

3 Links I Love: JetBlue’s London Jaunt, Tariff Evasion, Hawai’i Demand

3 Links I Love: JetBlue’s London Jaunt, Tariff Evasion, Hawai’i Demand

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JetBlue’s initial London play: Stansted and GatwickPaxEx.aero
JetBlue has the slots, and that means London is coming. It’s strange to see a split airport strategy, but I suppose Gatwick was the first choice (behind Heathrow, of course), so they started there and then filled … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Norwegian’s End May Be Near, Ditching in the Pacific, Take a Break From Business

3 Links I Love: Norwegian’s End May Be Near, Ditching in the Pacific, Take a Break From Business

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Norwegian forced to furlough an additional 1,600 employees following the government’s decision not to give further supportNorwegian
Norwegian says it needs more money to survive. Norway says no, go pound sand. This could be the death knell. In response, Norwegian is slashing 1,600 jobs … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Another COVID Study, Kudos to United, ANA Transforms Again

3 Links I Love: Another COVID Study, Kudos to United, ANA Transforms Again

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A large national outbreak of COVID-19 linked to air travel, Ireland, summer 2020Eurosurveillance
You’ve probably all heard about the Irish flight that was responsible for 59 cases of COVID, right? It’s not quite the dramatic. Yes, 59 cases were tied to people on a … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Southwest’s Strategy, Surrender the Dragon, Wizz Goes South

3 Links I Love: Southwest’s Strategy, Surrender the Dragon, Wizz Goes South

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What’s Southwest’s Network Strategy?Fly Data Guy
A former Southwest network planner talks about how Southwest has moved toward connecting banks during the pandemic.

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3 Links I Love: Airplanes are COVID-Safe, Goodbye Alitalia, WestJet Stays West

3 Links I Love: Airplanes are COVID-Safe, Goodbye Alitalia, WestJet Stays West

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TRANSCOM/AMC Commercial Aircraft Cabin Aerosol Dispersion TestsUS Transportation Command and DARPA
You probably saw news coverage of this study, but here is the study itself. In short, transmission on airplanes is incredibly unlikely with mask-wearing, but it’s worth a read to get more details … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Southwest’s 2021 Plan, Wizz Goes For the Kill, United Jumps on a Bandwagon

3 Links I Love: Southwest’s 2021 Plan, Wizz Goes For the Kill, United Jumps on a Bandwagon

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Gary Kelly Outlines Plans to Avoid Layoffs and Furloughs Through 2021Southwest Media
I thought this 10 minute video from Southwest CEO Gary Kelly was really well done. Sure, it’s good news that they are avoiding furloughs, but there are pay cuts that accompany those, … Read the post

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