3 Links I Love: Avianca’s Troubles, Sacramento’s High Costs, The Greatest Airport Hotel in the World

3 Links I Love: Avianca’s Troubles, Sacramento’s High Costs, The Greatest Airport Hotel in the World

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As Avianca Weighs Bids, Hedge Fund Plays Unusual Role: DiplomatThe New York Times
Let’s head south for one heck of a situation down at Avianca. The airline is currently entertaining bids from Delta, United, and Copa, and the backroom drama is high. This one … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Europe’s Fight With the US, Airbus Politics and Alabama, Solari Boards Down Under

3 Links I Love: Europe’s Fight With the US, Airbus Politics and Alabama, Solari Boards Down Under

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Europe brings US to court for delaying cheap Cork to Boston flightsIrish Central
I figure I’ve written about the DOT enough lately, so I won’t bore you with another post on them. But this news is at least worth mentioning here. Europe has been … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Buffet Invests, Norwegian Can’t Take the Heat, The Greatest Anthem Belongs to the FAA

3 Links I Love: Buffet Invests, Norwegian Can’t Take the Heat, The Greatest Anthem Belongs to the FAA

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Warren Buffett Is Betting the Airline Oligopoly Is Here to StayHarvard Business Review
The man who for years publicly cursed the airline industry as not worth investing in has now done an about face. Warren Buffet’s company has recently put a lot of money … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Allegiant’s Safety Problems, Young Airline Love, Pulling for Clinton

3 Links I Love: Allegiant’s Safety Problems, Young Airline Love, Pulling for Clinton

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Breakdown at 30,000 FeetTampa Bay Times
Kudos to the folks at the Tampa Bay Times for putting forth a great investigative effort on Allegiant’s mechanical diversions. The numbers are startlingly high, but until the Times gathered all the information, Allegiant stone-walled. Now armed with … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Middle East 5th Freedoms, Expanding Blocks, Plane Names

3 Links I Love: Middle East 5th Freedoms, Expanding Blocks, Plane Names

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American CEO Says Mideast Carriers Should End Europe-U.S. FlightsTheStreet
American CEO Doug Parker finally gets to the crux of the concern about Middle East carriers. Forget about flying through the Middle East airlines’ hubs. The big worry is that they’ll start flying to the … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Delta’s Hypocrisy, Sully Haters, American Pilots Integrate

3 Links I Love: Delta’s Hypocrisy, Sully Haters, American Pilots Integrate

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Delta’s “Fly America” complaints get stranger the closer you lookATW Editor’s Blog
Delta’s still mad at the Middle East carriers, and now it’s mad at JetBlue for using an Emirates codeshare to win Fly America contracts. (Those are the government contracts that must be … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Interviewing Ed Bastian, MD-80s Go Bye Bye, LAX in the 1960s

3 Links I Love: Interviewing Ed Bastian, MD-80s Go Bye Bye, LAX in the 1960s

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Delta Air Lines CEO on why he still flies in the back of the planeMarketplace
Here’s a great 27m25s podcast where Kai Ryssdal from Marketplace interviews Delta CEO Ed Bastian. It’s a long, seemingly candid conversation that’s well worth a listen. I particularly like … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Air New Zealand Becomes Less Unique, American’s Bad Baggage Rules, Airport Restaurants

3 Links I Love: Air New Zealand Becomes Less Unique, American’s Bad Baggage Rules, Airport Restaurants

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Air New Zealand to discontinue premium economy SpaceseatBusiness Traveller
This is a sad day. Air New Zealand says that its fantastic Spaceseat premium economy scores worse than the more traditional premium economy it has on its 787s. I just can’t imagine that to be … Read the post

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