DLD 123: Ending the alliance era
Are airline alliances dead? The CEOs of Emirates and IAG (parent of BA, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling) seem to think that’s the case; Seth is less convinced.
@e_russell An immunized airline JV is a cow made of cash, gold and other financial goodness.
— justinbachman (@justinbachman) November 7, 2016
Also in this show:
- Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) are the airports we’re focused on this week as the Alaska Airlines/Virgin America merger is rumored to be finally close to approval. They even have a special livery for it.
- Is Emirates expanding more into the USA? And why is Buffalo among the rumored destinations? Turns out there might actually be a reason.
- American Airlines won the last US-China daily frequency allocation over Delta; service between Los Angeles and Beijing will be added to the carrier’s map
- Macau is an interesting mix of casinos and old Portuguese culture. And none of it really seems to fit.