American’s Summer Shift, Delta’s March Blitz, United’s Domestic Bliss, and More

American’s Summer Shift, Delta’s March Blitz, United’s Domestic Bliss, and More

It’s less than a week until Christmas descends on Airlineville, and the friendly residents are in a pensive mood. Instead of thinking about tomorrow, however, they’re taking the holidays to ponder a better time… some day in the future. It’s clear from their actions that those times will definitely not … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Fume Events, JSX Sues John Wayne, Alitalia Lives

3 Links I Love: Fume Events, JSX Sues John Wayne, Alitalia Lives

This Week’s Featured Link

‘WE ARE SLOWLY BEING POISONED’ HOW TOXIC FUMES SEEP INTO THE AIR YOU BREATHE ON PLANESLos Angeles Times
The LA Times published a longform piece on aircraft fume events. There’s too much sensationalism in here, and there seems to be a misunderstanding about just … Read the post

Hawaiian Takes A Chance With New Flights to Orlando and Austin

Hawaiian Takes A Chance With New Flights to Orlando and Austin

If there’s one good thing that’s come out of this pandemic for the airlines, it’s a renewed willingness to experiment. With the exception of Delta — which doesn’t seem interested in trying anything new on the network side — airlines have all been looking at wild new ideas to see … Read the post

A Closer Look at Delta’s Thanksgiving Meltdown

A Closer Look at Delta’s Thanksgiving Meltdown

I realize Thanksgiving is a distant memory at this point, but I keep finding myself thinking back toward that weekend and Delta’s huge number of cancellations that plagued holiday travelers. With capacity down so much, operational disruption hasn’t been much of a thing this year, and that’s one reason why … Read the post

Airlines Look Into 2021, Hawaiian Action, and More

Airlines Look Into 2021, Hawaiian Action, and More

It was a different kind of week in Airlineville. While we’ve gotten used to watching everyone focus on the immediate term, some residents have started thinking about their slightly more distant future. Who knew that was even possible? It was a nice change of pace to flex that Cirium data … Read the post

A New Cranky Talk is Live – COVID Testing and the Airlines

A New Cranky Talk is Live – COVID Testing and the Airlines

Cranky Talk – COVID Testing and the Airlines

It is time for yet another Cranky Talk, and it will not surprise you that we are once again talking about all things COVID. This time, however, we’re actually talking about good-ish news.

There are a whole lot of COVID testing programs … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: When Fare Sales Happen, Hawai’i Flights

Cranky on the Web: When Fare Sales Happen, Hawai’i Flights

Uncovering the mystery of when airlines offer fare salesTPG
When I was asked about when airlines filed fare sales, I had to reach back to my ancient pricing memory at America West. I gave the caveat that things probably had changed somewhat since then. Turns out that other … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Qatar Moves on Seattle, BOC, HOP! Shrinks

3 Links I Love: Qatar Moves on Seattle, BOC, HOP! Shrinks

This week’s featured link

Qatar Airways to Launch Flights to Seattle from 15 March 2021, Marking Second New U.S. Destination Announced This YearQatar Press Release
File this under “least shocking news of the year.” With Alaska officially joining oneworld and bulking up its relationship with American, it was … Read the post

Southwest Doubles Long Beach Flying; Adds 5 New Cities

Southwest Doubles Long Beach Flying; Adds 5 New Cities

We’ve known for a long time that Southwest would be expanding in Long Beach. With today’s schedule extension — sorry for the delay, but this was embargoed — Southwest is doubling its presence with 17 new flights to five new (plus some existing) cities. It’s a big expansion, but will … Read the post

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