Need More Snarky Airline News? Cranky Daily to the Rescue!

Need More Snarky Airline News? Cranky Daily to the Rescue!

It’s been several months since we launched Cranky Daily, and we’re now hitting our stride. That’s why I thought it worth a follow-up post to remind those who might have been interested before that (a) we’re still doing this, and (b) you can easily subscribe for a mere $9 … Read the post

And the Winner of the Q3 Cash Burn Derby is…

And the Winner of the Q3 Cash Burn Derby is…

…nobody, of course. Even the best performing airline is still losing cash faster than an avgeek at a collectibles show, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be the best of the worst, right? Let’s take a look.

Once again, I turned to Raymond James to … Read the post

All’s Quiet on the Western Front… Mostly

All’s Quiet on the Western Front… Mostly

Finally, a breather in Airlineville! Last week’s torrid pace of change was met with mostly quiet this week. Mostly. But fear not, after sifting through the Cirium data, there were some secrets to be uncovered.

The Animal, the one airline to have slumbered last … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Politics Edition, Aeroplan, and Interjet Woes

3 Links I Love: Politics Edition, Aeroplan, and Interjet Woes

This week’s featured link

Even our willingness to fly is partisanThe Air Current
I know, I know. You’ve heard enough about politics this week, but this is a rare article from The Air Current that’s not behind the paywall. There’s a really interesting analysis here that marries politics … Read the post

The Cranky Flier Interview #19: Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram

The Cranky Flier Interview #19: Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram

It’s time for another Cranky Flier Interview presented by Ontario International Airport. It’s a whole lot easier to do these interviews in person, so I was very pleased to have the chance to interview Hawaiian President and CEO Peter Ingram when I was in Hawai’i. You can listen below … Read the post

Pre-Testing Program in Hawai’i: There Has to Be a Better Way

Pre-Testing Program in Hawai’i: There Has to Be a Better Way

For the first time since January, I found myself on an airplane. Since travel can help spread COVID — I don’t mean flying so much, but just taking your germs somewhere else — I hesitated to get on an airplane for a long time. But when Hawai’i opened up its … Read the post

A New Cranky Talk is Live – Updates on COVID Traveler Safety

A New Cranky Talk is Live – Updates on COVID Traveler Safety

Cranky Talk – Traveler Safety Part 2

On this week’s Cranky Talk… we’re doing another follow-up episode. No, it’s not that we’ve run out of ideas. We’re doing it because when it comes to COVID safety, there is a whole lot of new info to talk about. So, come join … 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

This week’s featured link

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

Southwest’s New Cities Fit Neatly Into a Hub Strategy

Southwest’s New Cities Fit Neatly Into a Hub Strategy

For an airline that hasn’t rolled out many new cities in some time, Southwest sure is active these days. While I was traveling last week, Southwest announced Savannah, Jackson (MS), and Colorado Springs. Then just yesterday, it published schedules for Colorado Springs and Chicago/O’Hare. With every announcement, Southwest … Read the post

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