It’s been described as doing open heart surgery on a patient that’s awake. Building a new terminal can be challenging, as anyone who has gone through LaGuardia in the last couple years knows. But with Salt Lake City opening the first part of its new terminal this month, I thought … Read the post
Domestic change fees disappeared so quickly and with such little resistance — except you, JetBlue — that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this. The industry built change fees up to absurd heights over the last three decades, yet they fell in less than a week, at least … Read the post
Welcome back. The Eskimo has been busy shrinking in October, but it is not alone. Nay. The Eagle, the Widget, and the Heart have all made cuts of their own. But some are more targeted than others.
It’s not all bad news. Pualani has been … Read the post
This Week’s Featured Link
Delta SkyMiles Investor Presentation – September 14, 2020 – EDGAR
First it was United, now Delta is using its loyalty program as collateral for a big loan. I’ve skimmed through this, and there’s nothing crazy that stands out, but it’s still a worthy read.
JSX — the airline formerly known as JetSuiteX — sent out a somewhat odd blast email last week. The airline said it was being told that after this year it couldn’t continue to fly out of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, but it’s far, far more complicated than that. … Read the post
Happy Monday, everyone. It was a quiet week in Airlineland as most residents stayed behind the scenes working on future plans, but that didn’t stop the Animal from putting out a first stab at November plans.
Meanwhile, the Eagle made a couple minor but possibly … Read the post
It’s that day again, but this year it just feels different. The economic carnage that followed 9/11 now pales in comparison to what COVID-19 has wrought. And when you think about the 3,000 people who died on 9/11, it just sounds insignificant compared to the 190,000 Americans who have died … Read the post
Tuesday was a productive day until 11:30am when United posted a teaser video in advance of its big 2021 international route announcement. Within minutes I was on a call with a couple of friends, picking apart the video, freezing frames, and furiously googling to see if we could decipher the … Read the post
On this week’s episode, the Globe — I just can’t keep calling him the Tulip — and the Big Yellow Bird finally ended the growing suspense by announcing their plans for October. Now, everyone is on the same page, more than at any time during this pandemic. Meanwhile, the other … Read the post