Airline CEOs in Transition: It's Time to Dialogue

As Matthew reported earlier this week, Malaysia Airlines CEO Christoph Mueller has decided to resign from his post in September of this year. 
Maybe I tend to get more amped up more than most when I learn about organizational restructurings at volatile airlines, but when I learned of this ...

To those who believe United doesn't need Gordon Bethune back, think again

Upon discovering earlier this week that two hedge funds have fledged a campaign against the United Airlines' board to inaugurate six additional members, one being industry veteran Gordon Bethune, I am pretty sure I did a silent clap in my office. 
For those who are unfamiliar with ...

Going, Going, Gone: Emirates aborts plans to serve Panama City (for now)

Critics of the Gulf carriers may wish to pay special attention to Emirates' latest decision to suspend plans to launch nonstop service to Panama City, and re-evaluate the validity of allegations against the U.A.E. government for unfairly subsidizing loss-making long-haul routes on ...

airberlin cancels impending DFW flight due to poor advance bookings

German carrier airberlin has shelved its plans to launch new service to DFW airport in May 2016 following a lower-than-forecasted response from the local market. Airberlin had announced in November 2015 that it would launch its DFW service as part of a broader international expansion program ...

2015 wrap-up, and thank you

I find myself experiencing deja-vu as I sit down to write this entry. It honestly feels like I was just compiling the same post hours ago as part of my 2014 concluding rites. Now, here I am doing the same thing for 2015.
The strange part is, there have been so many changes that have occurred ...

My relationship with American Airlines in late 2015 left a lot to be desired

The year is coming to a close, and I'm really not concluding on the best footing with American Airlines. I want to write an honest narration of recent experiences on-board the world's largest airline and admit that my customer satisfaction with them has waned significantly since the cutover in ...

Aer Lingus beefs up transatlantic network in preparation for IAG acquisition

Aer Lingus will operate 12 transatlantic routes in Summer 2016, with ten routes from its Dublin base to Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Washington, Orlando, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and from Shannon to Boston and New York. New routes to Los Angeles, Newark and ...
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Delta diversifies transatlantic network in 2016 with four new Summer routes

Delta Air Lines is leveraging its position of strength in Europe, thanks to its transatlantic joint venture partners, to launch four new routes in Summer 2016 that will benefit its mid-size, and inland hubs in the U.S., a bold game-changer in strategy as it currently concentrates the vast majority ...
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Epilogue: I had a summer love affair with Spirit Airlines

Stop it, Spirit. Your advertisements brought out the bad boy in me this summer ::swoons::
I have a confession to make.
This summer, I had a wild romantic fling with Spirit Airlines.
It was hot. It was intense. It didn't last very long, but it also may not be over quite ...

SAS cancels Houston - Stavanger flight amid falling oil prices

SAS will discontinue its six weekly Houston - Stanvanger service in Winter 2015, operated on a 44-seat all-business class 737-700 operated by Privatair. The route commenced in August 2014 and was intended to connect two oil markets at a time when crude prices were $98 per barrel.
With oil ...
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Reflecting on Jeff Smisek's departure from United: focus on the future

By now, most people are aware that Jeff Smisek is no longer the Chairman, CEO and President of (what used to be) the world's largest airline, United.
Throughout the afternoon, I received numerous phone calls, texts and e-mails from friends and work colleagues about the news. I'm sure that most ...

Emirates announces Dubai - Panama City flight: the new world's longest flight

Emirates Airline will create the first link between Central America and the Middle East with nonstop service from its Dubai hub to Panama City on February 1, 2016. This will be Emirates' 15th destination in the Americas, its fourth in Latin America, and the longest nonstop route in its global ...