Introducing Cranky Network Weekly With a Free Preview Through 2020

Introducing Cranky Network Weekly With a Free Preview Through 2020

The weekly Skeds of air Lines posts have become reader favorites, but they merely scratch the surface of WHY important network moves are being made in a competitive context. For that reason, I’ve teamed up with Courtney Miller of Visual Approach to go much deeper with that weekly Cirium data. … Read the post

Nothing is Impossible: Korean Air Posts an Operating Profit, Buys Asiana

Nothing is Impossible: Korean Air Posts an Operating Profit, Buys Asiana

I was all set to publish a piece talking about Korean’s remarkable Q3 operating profit… and then that story was dwarfed by blockbuster news. Korean’s parent will buy nearly two-thirds of rival Asiana for KRW $1.8 trillion (~$1.6 billion) with KRW 800 billion of that coming from the government’s development … Read the post

Delta Looks Ahead, American Hibernates, and JetBlue Reverses Again

Delta Looks Ahead, American Hibernates, and JetBlue Reverses Again

It was a rather interesting week for our friends in Airlineville. As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, the residents made final preparations. For the Globe, it was good news while the opposite was true for Ms. Blue. She just can’t make up her mind.

The Eagle is looking beyond Thanksgiving into December, … Read the post

A New Cranky Talk is Live – Brett Went to Hawai’i + Submit Your Questions

A New Cranky Talk is Live – Brett Went to Hawai’i + Submit Your Questions

Before I get into the details of this week’s podcast, we need your help. We would like to do a mailbag episode of the podcast, so please send us questions! Dave tells me that he’s willing to answer ANYTHING. Submit your questions here.


Cranky Talk – Brett Went to Read the post

Cranky on the Web: A 2021 Travel Outlook Livestream

Cranky on the Web: A 2021 Travel Outlook Livestream

2021 Travel Outlook with Brett Snyder & Seth Miller
I joined Seth Miller on the Every Passport Stamp livestream series looking at 2021 travel outlook. This was more of a loose hour-long conversation than a specific look at 2021 travel, but grab a drink and have a listen while we … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Norwegian’s End May Be Near, Ditching in the Pacific, Take a Break From Business

3 Links I Love: Norwegian’s End May Be Near, Ditching in the Pacific, Take a Break From Business

This week’s featured link

Norwegian forced to furlough an additional 1,600 employees following the government’s decision not to give further supportNorwegian
Norwegian says it needs more money to survive. Norway says no, go pound sand. This could be the death knell. In response, Norwegian is slashing 1,600 jobs … Read the post

United Prepares to Lose A Lot of Money In JFK Return

United Prepares to Lose A Lot of Money In JFK Return

After nearly five years away, United is finally returning to New York/JFK with flights to both LA and San Francisco. You’ve undoubtedly heard about this, because it’s been written about by anyone who covers the industry, and that’s why I went with this wholly-misleading headline to grab your attention. … Read the post

Need More Snarky Airline News? Cranky Daily to the Rescue!

Need More Snarky Airline News? Cranky Daily to the Rescue!

It’s been several months since we launched Cranky Daily, and we’re now hitting our stride. That’s why I thought it worth a follow-up post to remind those who might have been interested before that (a) we’re still doing this, and (b) you can easily subscribe for a mere $9 … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Politics Edition, Aeroplan, and Interjet Woes

3 Links I Love: Politics Edition, Aeroplan, and Interjet Woes

This week’s featured link

Even our willingness to fly is partisanThe Air Current
I know, I know. You’ve heard enough about politics this week, but this is a rare article from The Air Current that’s not behind the paywall. There’s a really interesting analysis here that marries politics … Read the post

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