This week on Cranky Talk, Dave and I decided to take a swing at airport funding. After all, with flights down dramatically right now, how are airports staying afloat? Do they have to take your taxpayer money? Listen in to learn … Read the post
It’s time for another episode of The Cranky Flier Interview.
Patrick Quayle, VP of International Network and Alliances for United Airlines sat down with me to talk shop. Below, you’ll find just shy of 20 minutes of us talking about the madness that is planning … Read the post
Cranky Talk: To Fly or Not to Fly? Buying tickets in the time of COVID
Join me for another episode where I talk about whether it’s the right time to buy tickets to fly or not. Spoiler alert: there is no single answer. Listen below or download the episode.… Read the post
Cranky Talk Episode 1 – The Phantom Refunds
We’ve been tinkering with expanding podcasting, and this week we’ve launched our very first consumer-focused Cranky Talk. We decided to start with a short look at the refund issue, and we’re already working on our second episode. You can listen below, by … Read the post
As the holidays approached, I sat down with Mark Thorpe, CEO of Ontario International Airport Authority. I’ve actually known Mark since college, but we reconnected when he was working for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) years ago. Since that time, he went to DFW and then came back to Southern … Read the post
Late August means it’s time for the International Aviation Forecast Summit, better known as the Boyd conference. For the third year in a row, I sat down with Southwest Chief Revenue Officer and EVP Andrew Watterson.
We talked at length about the 737 MAX, dug … Read the post
It’s a lofty title to be sure. Janet joined United in November 2017 to fill the first regional president position here on the West Coast. I assume this role was meant to project both internally and externally just how important California is to the airline. But what does that mean, … Read the post
I mentioned the big press event at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in yesterday’s post, and I said I’d follow it up today with a podcast with American CEO Doug Parker. You’ll find that embedded down below, or if you can’t wait, you can find it here. But … Read the post