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

3 Links I Love: Selling SkyMiles, One Pilot Onboard, Voices of Dispatchers

3 Links I Love: Selling SkyMiles, One Pilot Onboard, Voices of Dispatchers

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Delta SkyMiles Investor Presentation – September 14, 2020EDGAR
First it was United, now Delta is using its loyalty program as collateral for a big loan. I’ve skimmed through this, and there’s nothing crazy that stands out, but it’s still a worthy read.

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3 Links I Love: Southwest Goes High Cost, Long Beach Slots Settle, Spirit Hangs in the OC

3 Links I Love: Southwest Goes High Cost, Long Beach Slots Settle, Spirit Hangs in the OC

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Southwest Airlines Intends To Serve Miami And Palm Springs, Calif.Southwest News Release
I most definitely did not see that coming. Southwest in Palm Springs makes sense. It fits a similar profile to the Steamboat Springs flying it will begin this winter. But the always … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Last Week’s Schedule Changes, A Wizz of an Interview, Private Airports

3 Links I Love: Last Week’s Schedule Changes, A Wizz of an Interview, Private Airports

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OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVCAirliners.net
Since I was on vacation, I didn’t post a look at last week’s schedule changes. But you can still get your fix with this weekly post which gets … Read the post

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