3 Links I Love: Delta’s Focus Cities, Delta Fixes American’s Failures, Reviving the Theme Building

3 Links I Love: Delta’s Focus Cities, Delta Fixes American’s Failures, Reviving the Theme Building

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ANALYSIS: What makes a focus city for Delta?FlightGlobal
Here’s an interesting look at how Delta views its network. Focus cities are great and all, but I’ll be curious to see how many of them survive the next downturn.

3 Links I Love: Mitsubishi Targets the US, A Successful A380, Iceland’s Wow Pain

3 Links I Love: Mitsubishi Targets the US, A Successful A380, Iceland’s Wow Pain

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Mitsubishi to turn MRJ into cheaper, smaller ‘Space Jet’Nikkei Asian Review
It is going to be really interesting to watch what happens in the regional jet space in the US. Bombardier has basically given up while Embraer has focused its development efforts on the …

3 Links I Love: French Bee Interview, Flying Southwest In Hawai’i, KLM House No. 35

3 Links I Love: French Bee Interview, Flying Southwest In Hawai’i, KLM House No. 35

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HIGH FLYER INTERVIEW: THE FRENCH BEE EFFECT, ACCORDING TO PRESIDENT MARC ROCHETAirways
It’s easy to forget about French bee for a couple reasons. First, the airline has only 3 routes (Paris to Punta Cana, Reunion, and Papeete via San Francisco). Second, this is already …

3 Links I Love: Branson in the Caribbean, Long Beach Slots, The Return of Peotone

3 Links I Love: Branson in the Caribbean, Long Beach Slots, The Return of Peotone

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Virgin Atlantic boss expresses interest in investing in LIATThe Daily Herald
Richard Branson has a track record of mediocre performance at best with his airlines, but investing in LIAT would certainly bring the average down. This is just a financial disaster waiting to happen. …

3 Links I Love: Regionals Get Together, Emirates Talks, The TWA Font

3 Links I Love: Regionals Get Together, Emirates Talks, The TWA Font

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Southern Airways Announces Strategic Minority Investment By SkyWest, New Alliance Between the CompaniesSouthern Airways Express
Well if this isn’t a neat little move. I assume Southern Airways Express needed capital. SkyWest needs pilots. So, SkyWest gives Southern some money for a stake, then Southern …

3 Links I Love: American’s Near-Crash, Mexico City Costs Spike, Flower Duets For the Next 100 Years

3 Links I Love: American’s Near-Crash, Mexico City Costs Spike, Flower Duets For the Next 100 Years

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American Airlines jet “nearly crashed” during takeoff at JFK last weekCBS News
In case you missed this, just… wow. That was quite the close call, and I’ll be really curious to hear whether the NTSB agrees that this was an uncommanded roll right on …

3 Links I Love: Jet is Another Etihad Failure, Pittsburgh Fight, Mr Awesome’s 727

3 Links I Love: Jet is Another Etihad Failure, Pittsburgh Fight, Mr Awesome’s 727

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Jet Airways temporarily shuts operations as lenders refuse emergency fundsTimes of India
I’m going to go ahead and call that headline misleading even if it may technically possibly be true. If Jet couldn’t get funding to keep flying, what’s the chance it can get …

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