3 Links I Love: CLE Rocks, UV Cleaning, New Newark, Lauda

3 Links I Love: CLE Rocks, UV Cleaning, New Newark, Lauda

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95 Years of Historic Firsts at CLEAirportsHistory.org
One of my favorite website-finds of the year is back with a look at the surprisingly important history of Cleveland’s airport. Enjoy the distraction from the dumpster-fire that is everything else these days.

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Figuring Out How Much Cash the Airlines are Really Burning

Figuring Out How Much Cash the Airlines are Really Burning

There are many metrics used to evaluate the health of an airline, but these days, cash burn is pretty much all that matters. Oh sure, you need to think about debt levels, liquidity, etc, but ultimately this is a game of staying alive as long as possible, and the less … Read the post

More Schedule Cuts, American Plays With Fire, and Southwest Corrects Its Course

More Schedule Cuts, American Plays With Fire, and Southwest Corrects Its Course

I fear my relationship with Diio by Cirium is becoming unhealthy. Every Friday night, I run to Diio to learn about that week’s airline schedule changes, but Diio remains emotionless. Maybe I’m asking too much, but that won’t quell my burning desire to spend every weekend with the website. This … Read the post

A New Cranky Talk Is Live: How Airlines Choose Where to Fly

A New Cranky Talk Is Live: How Airlines Choose Where to Fly

Cranky Talk: How airlines pick their routes!

Cranky Talk is back again, and this week, we’ve put together a look at how airlines decide where to fly. Of course, they use data, but there are several tricks of the trade that you might find surprising. Dave and I put this … Read the post

3 Links I Love: MAX Delayed Yet Again, US Customs Grows In Europe, Jet Exhaust Bad News

3 Links I Love: MAX Delayed Yet Again, US Customs Grows In Europe, Jet Exhaust Bad News

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Boeing 737 MAX re-certification is not expected before OctoberAirway
Delays, delays, delays. As the Wall Street Journal reported, the MAX return is likely pushed into next year. But does anyone really care at this point?

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Alaska and oneworld Open Up Ahead of Today’s Official Joining Announcement

Alaska and oneworld Open Up Ahead of Today’s Official Joining Announcement

This morning, Alaska is announcing that the MOU is signed, and it is now officially a member-elect in the oneworld alliance. This, of course, is no surprise. It said that it would join the alliance back in February when its deal with American came together. More recently, it … Read the post

LEVEL Shrinks as Low-Cost, Long-Haul Takes Another Hit

LEVEL Shrinks as Low-Cost, Long-Haul Takes Another Hit

Time and time again, bright strategists flush with cash have tried to prove that low-cost, long-haul flying works. And time and time again, they’ve been proven wrong. The coronavirus pandemic has hurt every airline, but it’s also highlighted some of the shortcomings of these low-cost, long-haul carriers even more. And … Read the post

September Capacity Cuts Begin While Southwest Adds New Last Minute Routes

September Capacity Cuts Begin While Southwest Adds New Last Minute Routes

It was another barn-burner of a weekend as I spent Friday night looking over all the new schedule data filed with Diio by Cirium. Was there anything interesting? Of course there was. August continued to see cuts while September is now shaping up (poorly) for several airlines. Meanwhile, Southwest … Read the post

3 Links I Love: The Middle Seat Debate, A British Goodbye, Mesa Goes Big

3 Links I Love: The Middle Seat Debate, A British Goodbye, Mesa Goes Big

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Leaving Airplane Middle Seats Empty Could Cut Coronavirus Risk Almost In Half, A Study SaysForbes
Note that this study has not been peer-reviewed, but if true it could have grave implications for the recovery of the airline industry. I’m just glad it’s actually being … Read the post

American Becomes Instantly Relevant in New York With JetBlue Strategic Partnership

American Becomes Instantly Relevant in New York With JetBlue Strategic Partnership

Sorry for the tease in today’s earlier post, but these became public at different times, so I decided to go with a rare double post. Today, American and JetBlue are creating a strategic partnership in the same vein as the American/Alaska deal. Some have suggested American was irrelevant … Read the post

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