Get Your Favorite Airports On a Cranky T-Shirt

Get Your Favorite Airports On a Cranky T-Shirt

If you’ve been following along on Twitter, you know I’ve been feverishly working on creating individual shirts for as many airports as I can. I’m proud to announce that the first round of The Airport Collection is ready to go.

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Delta, United Schedule Half as Much Flying as American in June

Delta, United Schedule Half as Much Flying as American in June

Over the weekend, Delta and United filed their June schedules, and again, I dove into Diio by Cirium data to see how things look. Compared to the American filing from last week, United and Delta look pretty conservative. Here’s a comparison between the three.

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United’s Short-Sighted Efforts to Preserve Cash at All Costs

United’s Short-Sighted Efforts to Preserve Cash at All Costs

Of all airlines, United has by far had the most dire predictions for the arc of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Scott Kirby rightly set the tone early by sounding alarms when others thought it could still just be a quick economic dip. We now know that this is going to … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: Recovery Thoughts, Frontier’s Middle Seat, Air Canada’s Refund Refusal, Change Fees

Cranky on the Web: Recovery Thoughts, Frontier’s Middle Seat, Air Canada’s Refund Refusal, Change Fees

I sat down with Courtney Miller for a 35 minute discussion that ranged from Hawaii’s uniqueness to through on the recovery. Come on, you know you were just looking for a good way to kill 35 minutes this weekend. Here you go.

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3 Links I Love: Emirates on COVID, Alitalia Being Alitalia, The Queen Flies High Again

3 Links I Love: Emirates on COVID, Alitalia Being Alitalia, The Queen Flies High Again

This Week’s Featured Link

Emirates’ Tim Clark: Coronavirus is a black swan event for the airline industryThe National
I’m a sucker for a CEO interview that actually has substance. Here’s a good interview with the (probably still) outgoing head of Emirates, Sir Tim Clark.

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American’s June Domestic Schedule Sees Modest Growth, Texas Cuts

American’s June Domestic Schedule Sees Modest Growth, Texas Cuts

I’ve analyzed May schedules to death over the last couple of weeks, so now it’s time to move on to June. My assumption is that May should be the low point, and that means we can finally start talking about growth again! Ok, maybe that last statement didn’t deserve an … Read the post

Two Ways You Can Support Cranky: Cranky Daily and Merchandise

Two Ways You Can Support Cranky: Cranky Daily and Merchandise

As the pandemic drags on, we at Cranky Flier and Cranky Concierge have been churning out ideas about ways to raise revenue until travel returns. We have plenty of ideas in the hopper, and some of them might actually be good. I’m taking this Wednesday to tell you about two … Read the post

Norwegian Likely to Live to See Another Day… Which May Not Be Until Next Year

Norwegian Likely to Live to See Another Day… Which May Not Be Until Next Year

As most everyone knows, Norwegian had been in bad shape long before this coronavirus crisis began. Things have naturally only gone downhill in the last couple months. If the airline’s survival was in doubt previously, you’d think now it would be near impossible. You’d be wrong. Norwegian keeps pulling rabbits … Read the post

Some Airports Feel More May Pain Than Others, LAX Included

Some Airports Feel More May Pain Than Others, LAX Included

I’ve written about airline schedule cuts multiple times lately, and many of you asked for a deep dive looking at exactly how Los Angeles has fared. I’m going to get to that in a moment, but once I snuggled up with Diio by Cirium data last weekend, I couldn’t just … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: Flying In the Age of COVID, United’s Future

Cranky on the Web: Flying In the Age of COVID, United’s Future

After coronavirus: Your next flight may look like thisLos Angeles Times
From the title, this mean seem like a look at what travel will be like in the near future, but I was interviewed specifically about pricing. As I mentioned, if there are social distancing rules in place, … Read the post

3 Links I Love: The Mysterious Air Sinai, Beech 1900 Love, Long Beach Slots

3 Links I Love: The Mysterious Air Sinai, Beech 1900 Love, Long Beach Slots

This week’s featured link

The Ghost Airline That Has Linked Cairo and Tel Aviv for DecadesAtlas Obscura
I have always been fascinated by Air Sinai, the airline that only exists for political reasons. This story explained more than I knew, including that as of this year, you can … Read the post

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