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A New Book: 3 Feet to the Left

How about something a bit different today?  It’s not uncommon for me to get requests to read a manuscript, and I will often do so if it’s related to the airline industry.  But it’s not every day that I get asked to write a foreword.  Korry Franke is a young …

An Update on Southwest’s Hawai’i Plans

If you thought I was done with the Boyd Conference, you’re wrong.  I’m just slow.  While I was there, I had the chance to sit with Southwest EVP and Chief Revenue Officer Andrew Watterson. We talked about a variety of topics, but there were two that stood one.  One, the …

Bankruptcy Bites: Monarch and airberlin Make Life Miserable for Travelers

I’ve been watching as some weaker European airlines have fallen like dominoes over the last few months, and it’s striking to me how different their insolvencies have been handled thanks to varying bankruptcy laws. Americans are used to seeing nothing change when an airline files for bankruptcy protection. Everything operates …

The Big US Carriers Are Just Begging for Competition

Every time I hear airlines talk about capacity constraint, my mind drifts to small town England. It’s not a real small town, actually. It’s the fictional small town of Sandford from the movie Hot Fuzz. The local Neighbourhood Watch Alliance there is a secret society that does despicable things …

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