American Races Toward the Sun, Skirmishes Break Out Elsewhere

American Races Toward the Sun, Skirmishes Break Out Elsewhere

How about a bonus post today? Things are happening quickly in this industry this week, and if I don’t post this now, I’ll never post it.

The Eagle has set its October schedule, and there are a lot of cuts, but that is less interesting … Read the post

United Ditches Domestic Change Fees… Let the Games Begin

United Ditches Domestic Change Fees… Let the Games Begin

I never thought I’d see the day come, but the floodgates are now open. United — the airline that was the first to raise domestic change fees to $200 back in 2013 — announced that it will permanently retire the domestic change fee on all tickets. This is undoubtedly … Read the post

Cranky Dorkfest is Officially Canceled for 2020

Cranky Dorkfest is Officially Canceled for 2020

How can 2020 get worse, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you how. COVID-19 has now claimed its latest victim… Cranky Dorkfest. The event won’t be happening this year on September 12 as originally planned.

This year’s Dorkfest should have been happening two weeks from today, … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Last Week’s Schedule Changes, A Wizz of an Interview, Private Airports

3 Links I Love: Last Week’s Schedule Changes, A Wizz of an Interview, Private Airports

This week’s featured link

OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVCAirliners.net
Since I was on vacation, I didn’t post a look at last week’s schedule changes. But you can still get your fix with this weekly post which gets … Read the post

A Look At Changing Regional Alliances: American (Part 1)

A Look At Changing Regional Alliances: American (Part 1)

I’m going on vacation starting today. And by that, I don’t just mean I’m sitting at home and not working. Nay, I’m packing the family up into a rented RV and we’re going to visit some California state and national parks over the next week. To keep you entertained while Read the post

The Cranky Flier Interview #18: Southwest Airlines Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Watterson

The Cranky Flier Interview #18: Southwest Airlines Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Watterson

I’m back with another Cranky Flier Interview, presented by Ontario International Airport. It’s time once again for the annual chat with Southwest Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Watterson. We usually do this in person at the Boyd conference, but this year, well, a phone will have to do.

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Alaska Slashes the Fall, American Takes September Down, and Southwest Extends

Alaska Slashes the Fall, American Takes September Down, and Southwest Extends

It is time for another episode of Skeds of air Lines. This week may seem somewhat quiet on the surface, but underneath that facade, there’s turbulence a brewin’. The Eagle (American), the Eskimo (Alaska), and Pualani (Hawaiian) all proved to think alike, each taking September down a notch. The Eskimo, … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: American to Cut Cities, Ontario Sees Growth

Cranky on the Web: American to Cut Cities, Ontario Sees Growth

American considering cutting flights to many smaller citiesAssociated Press
American was smart to telegraph that it will likely cut cities if government funding doesn’t get extended. It’s true, but the placing of this story, originally with CNBC, helps remind the feds that they need to decide one … Read the post

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