Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson On Future Potential Applications for Blockchain in Travel

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson On Future Potential Applications for Blockchain in Travel

Welcome back to the second part of my discussion with Pedro Anderson, Founder and CEO of Winding Tree, the company that has partnered with Hahn Air. If you missed the first part, head back here to learn about the current application with Hahn Air as well as the general idea

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson Explains Blockchain's Place in Travel

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson Explains Blockchain's Place in Travel

There are some things in the world that I just don’t understand, and one of those things is blockchain. I mean, I get it technically, but I find myself stuck on figuring out how it actually fits into the world of air travel in a meaningful way. Even though I

Allegiant Is the Latest To Get Operational Religion

Allegiant Is the Latest To Get Operational Religion

Walking through Allegiant’s recent investor presentation is like walking through an alternate universe. For years, Allegiant was known as an airline with poor operational performance and widely-reported safety concerns. Now, however, Allegiant is looking like an operations machine. The hard part is going to be changing customer perception.

Let’s …

3 Links I Love: Jetlines Sues, South African Screws (Itself), Float to Cruise

3 Links I Love: Jetlines Sues, South African Screws (Itself), Float to Cruise

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CANADA JETLINES LTD. and : CANADA JETLINES OPERATIONS LTD. v. DAVID NEELEMAN, DGN CORPORATION : and BREEZE AVIATION GROUP, INC.United States District Court
Jetlines says David Neeleman stole Lukas Johnson — then Jetlines’s CEO — and called banks to prevent Jetlines from getting funding. …

Tokyo Tipping Point: Next Summer, Haneda Will Have More Flights to North America Than Narita

Tokyo Tipping Point: Next Summer, Haneda Will Have More Flights to North America Than Narita

Travelers have always preferred Tokyo’s Haneda Airport over Narita, but artificial restrictions that prevented most international flights from operating at Haneda forced airlines to fly to Narita for all flights to/from North America for years. Those restrictions have slowly been eroded, and the next big tranche of new international slots …

3 Links I Love: When Boeing Strayed, Qantas Pouts, Airplane Water is Fine

3 Links I Love: When Boeing Strayed, Qantas Pouts, Airplane Water is Fine

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The Long-Forgotten Flight That Sent Boeing Off CourseThe Atlantic
Don’t worry, this isn’t a 10,000 word traditional Atlantic article. It’s a relatively short piece highlighting how Boeing’s merger with McDonnell Douglas led to a finance-first instead of engineering-first culture. And as the author says, …

Delta Should Have Bigger Plans For Its Silver Airways Codeshare

Delta Should Have Bigger Plans For Its Silver Airways Codeshare

I linked to the press release announcing the Delta and Silver Airways would be entering into a codeshare arrangement on Friday, but I decided this was worth a broader post. On the surface, this may not look like much more than an updating of the previous Delta/Seaborne deal, but if …

Hahn Air Issues the World’s First Ticket Using Blockchain… Does It Matter?

Hahn Air Issues the World’s First Ticket Using Blockchain… Does It Matter?

Blockchain!

I know, I know. A lot of people are excited about blockchain, but nobody really seems to know why. It’s supposed to revolutionize the world… and be awesome… and fix everything… and… I dunno, cure cancer? Few people can explain it, and those who can have trouble explaining why …

3 Links I Love: Grounding Southwest Planes, Delta Nabs Silver, Ontario at 3

3 Links I Love: Grounding Southwest Planes, Delta Nabs Silver, Ontario at 3

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FAA threatened to ground 38 Southwest Airlines planes over maintenance concerns – …

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