Last week, JetBlue made the surprising announcement that it would add 30 new routes to its network. The surprise was not because JetBlue has had to pull back significantly due to its main focus cities being in the northeast but rather because JetBlue hasn’t shown any interest in trying … Read the post
When we first rolled out Cranky merchandise, the response was overwhelming. I can’t think you enough for helping to support the team while travel remains slow, at best. Many of you had suggestions for things you’d like to see, and we’ve been working furiously on your ideas. Here’s what is … Read the post
We’ve long known that airlines make big money from their loyalty programs, but the exact structure has been shrouded in secrecy. That is now changing as airlines look to leverage these money-makers as collateral for financing. United has just unlocked more than $5 billion by putting up its MileagePlus loyalty … Read the post
My long weekend of rest continues. As I mentioned last Thursday, it’s been a really difficult few months, and I need a couple days to recharge. So, instead of going dark on the blog, I’m publishing two posts that I was working on back in March. Once the wheels fell … Read the post
How JetBlue Just Flouted Airline Industry Norms by Launching New Routes – Skift
In case you missed it, JetBlue rolled out a bunch of new routes. I’m hoping to cover this next week when I have more information.
I’m taking a long weekend. It’s been a grueling few months, and I need a couple days to recharge. So, instead of going dark on the blog, I’m publishing two posts that I was working on back in March. Once the wheels fell off the industry almost overnight, these posts … 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
This week’s featured link
GermFalcon to take flight as Honeywell UV Cabin System – Paxex.aero
More than four years ago, I wrote about GermFalcon and its effort to get airlines to use UV light to clean interiors. All of a sudden, this became a much more exciting idea this year … Read the post
It was less than 20 years ago that Airbus officially launched the monstrous A380 project. The first true double-decker passenger aircraft from nose to tail, the A380 was built to hold more passengers than any other airliner — up to 800+ in a single class configuration that was never realized. … Read the post
It was American’s turn to make big changes to senior leadership last week as it prepares for a smaller future. The airline has cut back on the number of VP/SVP positions, and it has reorganized things in a way that makes more sense. This change is what should have been … Read the post