I somehow failed to publish this post last weekend, so I went and held it for this week.
This week may be “Armageddon” for the airline industry – Marketplace
I spoke with Marketplace about The Cliff that hit the industry a couple Thursdays ago. Marketplace … Read the post
This week’s featured link
Gary Kelly Outlines Plans to Avoid Layoffs and Furloughs Through 2021 – Southwest Media
I thought this 10 minute video from Southwest CEO Gary Kelly was really well done. Sure, it’s good news that they are avoiding furloughs, but there are pay cuts that accompany those, … Read the post
When it comes to future fleet composition, Delta has been busy trying to simplify. It has announced a variety of retirements and other changes that will truly re-make the airline’s fleet in the long run. There are still many question marks, but one thing is clear… there will be some … Read the post
It’s time for another Cranky Talk. This week, we talk about some of the new routes that airlines are launching, and Dave wonders why an airline would launch ANYTHING new in a pandemic. Come for the discussion, stay for… well, just come for the discussion.… Read the post
A lot has changed in the world since David Neeleman first let it slip that he was working on a new airline. And now… things are changing again with an amended filing with the Department of Transportation (DOT). Or, as the airline says:
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It was a big enough shock to see airline change fees start melting away, but now there’s something even stranger happening. American is experimenting with affordable, refundable fares on long-haul flights. I suppose we’re at the point where airlines will do anything to try and stimulate demand.
It’s been quite a week for the good residents of Airlineville. The Widget, the Animal, and Ms Blue all got together to release their plans for November, and they don’t look overly-promising. More will undoubtedly come next week. But that wasn’t the only news.
The … Read the post
This week, one of our long-time partners at Cranky Concierge started a new livestream series called Travel Brain Trust. She and another luxury travel advisor are putting out what they call “expert insights and insider knowledge about authentic, luxurious experiences and destinations.”
For their inaugural, … Read the post