2 Links I Love and an Update I Don’t: EVA Fines, O’Leary Sounds Off, Heathrow Blocked Again

2 Links I Love and an Update I Don’t: EVA Fines, O’Leary Sounds Off, Heathrow Blocked Again

Sorry to disappoint you, but there’s no featured link this week. See, I didn’t think it was worth a full post to update you on what happened with Cranky Concierge’s massive $6,500 bill from EVA Air, so I figured I’d just drop it in here as an update. (Read

American Reverses Course With Qatar Strategic Partnership, Should Take It Further

American Reverses Course With Qatar Strategic Partnership, Should Take It Further

American continues to make its way around the globe looking for ways to fill its geographical needs. After Gol helped fill in some blank spots in Brazil, the improved Alaska partnership shored up the West Coast. Now, American is looking toward Africa, India, and Southeast Asia by renewing ties with

Save the Date: Cranky Dorkfest 2020 Is Coming September 12

Save the Date: Cranky Dorkfest 2020 Is Coming September 12

It is time to mark your calendars. Cranky Dorkfest 2020 has officially been set for Saturday, September 12 at LAX!

Last year, I had the successful progressive dinner and the airport tour in addition to the regular spotting event. What will this year bring? I have absolutely no idea. No, …

United Shuffles Its Express Carriers, Trans States Will Disappear

United Shuffles Its Express Carriers, Trans States Will Disappear

United has eight different airlines flying under the United Express banner owned by seven different companies. Does it really need all of those? Probably not; so it’s good to see that United will simplify a couple operations and remove one entirely. Trans States will go away toward the end of …

3 Links I Love: Norwegian Keeps Going, An Expensive A380 Move, Pleasures of Plane Spotting

3 Links I Love: Norwegian Keeps Going, An Expensive A380 Move, Pleasures of Plane Spotting

This week’s featured link

Norwegian doubles 2019 underlying operating result before ownership costs and achieves cost-reduction targetNorwegian Press Release
Even though Norwegian has released its most recent results, I’m not going to write them up because it’s just more of the same. The airline continues to try to …

Great Service, Not-So-Great Product on a Delta 767-300ER From JFK (Trip Report)

Great Service, Not-So-Great Product on a Delta 767-300ER From JFK (Trip Report)

After our stay at the TWA Hotel at JFK, it was time to go home. Fortunately — unlike on the way out when we flew into Newark — this time we were flying home from JFK so we didn’t have far to go. We opted to take a mid-day flight …

Going Back in Time at JFK With A Night at the Spectacular TWA Hotel

Going Back in Time at JFK With A Night at the Spectacular TWA Hotel

When the TWA Hotel opened in the old Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center at New York’s JFK airport last year, I knew that I wanted to go just like every other airline dork in the world. It took me long enough, but on my recent trip to New York, I …

Cranky on the Web: Screens in Seatbacks, The Impact on Delta

Cranky on the Web: Screens in Seatbacks, The Impact on Delta

Inflight Movies: Does Anyone Really Want to Watch Them on a Phone?The Wall Street Journal ($Subscription Required$)
It’s the age-old question about inflight entertainment. Does a seatback screen matter or not? Barbara Peterson at the WSJ took a look.

What the American-Alaska partnership means for DeltaTPG

3 Links I Love: Alitalia Gets Great News, Contour Sneaks Up, How Planes Fly

3 Links I Love: Alitalia Gets Great News, Contour Sneaks Up, How Planes Fly

This week’s featured link

Qatar Airways Statement On Air ItalyQatar Airways Press Release
Air Italy is dead, and it’s not thanks to unnecessary US regulation. As I said less than a year ago in a post entitled “Don’t Waste the Effort, Let Air Italy Fail On Its

The Force Awakens: American Renews Ties with Alaska As They Make a Joint Move on Seattle

The Force Awakens: American Renews Ties with Alaska As They Make a Joint Move on Seattle

Remember that whole thing about American stagnating? The message reached a deafening roar when Delta took LATAM away. It looks like someone over there got the message. This morning, American is announcing that it and Alaska are planning to renew the codeshare that was set to all-but-end next month

South African’s Flight Cuts Aren’t as Ambitious as They Sound

South African’s Flight Cuts Aren’t as Ambitious as They Sound

It seems like any time a failing, government-supported airline plans to restructure, it’s mostly lipstick on a pig. I think of airlines like Air India, Aerolineas Argentinas, and of course, my beloved Alitalia as perfect examples. Shuffle the deck chairs, get new funding, and voila, you have a “new and …

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