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 …

Cranky on the Web: Buying Condor, Don't Fly With the Flu

Cranky on the Web: Buying Condor, Don't Fly With the Flu

Since 3 links was pushed to yesterday, I moved Cranky on the Web to today


Polish Aviation Group to Purchase Condor AirlinesBlue Sky
Pittsburgh currently has service from Condor, so it is naturally very interested in what the acquisition of the airline means. We don’t know, but I …

3 Links I Love: Avianca Rising, Demolition in Phoenix, Norwegian Says No Heathrow

3 Links I Love: Avianca Rising, Demolition in Phoenix, Norwegian Says No Heathrow

This week’s featured link

Interview: Avianca CEO Applauds Airline Consolidation In Latin AmericaAirways
Keep your eyes on Avianca. With United’s support, Avianca has the time and resources to restructure. The new CEO is assembling a team to really make some noise. I’m expecting to see good things out …

David Neeleman's New Airline is Officially Called Breeze; Here's Everything He Told Me About It (Across the Aisle)

David Neeleman's New Airline is Officially Called Breeze; Here's Everything He Told Me About It (Across the Aisle)

Were you expecting 3 links I love today? Well, this is way better. I will run 3 links tomorrow instead.


JetBlue and Azul founder David Neeleman has been not-so-secretly working on his next airline for months now. Today, he is officially unveiling that the name is not Moxy but rather…

Great Product, Not-So-Great Service on a United 787-10 to Newark (Trip Report)

Great Product, Not-So-Great Service on a United 787-10 to Newark (Trip Report)

It was time to get back in the saddle again after a nice, long holiday lull away from flying. This time, I was heading to New York for Wendy Perrin’s WOW List Summit. The last time she had one was three years ago down in Mexico, and it was a …

To Nobody's Surprise, American Partners With Gol and Beefs Up Miami

To Nobody's Surprise, American Partners With Gol and Beefs Up Miami

This morning, American is announcing that it is going to begin codesharing with Gol down in Brazil. On top of that, it’s adding more flights in Miami to bulk up. If this news surprises you, you should really get out more often. The Gol deal was an obvious partnering …

Big Gains for American's Mechanics and Fleet Service as a Tentative Agreement is Finally Reached

Big Gains for American's Mechanics and Fleet Service as a Tentative Agreement is Finally Reached

It has been six years since American and US Airways merged, and there is now finally a joint contract on the table for the new American’s mechanics and fleet service agents. Those are the groups represented by the joint TWU-IAM Association, and they’ve been locked in a heated battle with …

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