Cutting money-losing programs makes sense in many cases; airlines around the world have trimmed first class cabins from their fleet, for example, to control those costs. Selling off a profitable segment of the business is a little less normal, especially when it might just be the last bit that is consistently making money.
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Topics in this week’s show include:
- Initial thoughts on the Aeroflot SSJ crash on Sunday that resulted in 40+ deaths.
- Aer Lingus adding the AerSpace EuroBiz product that isn’t quite business class or even really eurobiz, but it is better than economy in a few ways.
- Bombardier selling off its aerostructures division, the last profitable part of its commercial aviation division.
- Etihad taking over Jet Airways slots in London, squatting on them until it can find someone to buy or lease the valuable assets
- Delta launching Mumbai service from JFK
- Korean Air slashing its first class cabin from many routes
- A Delta Air Lines SkyMiles redemption experience that was truly dumbfounding
- More thoughts on the Heathrow expansion plans
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Listen on the Apple Podcast app. Am I the only one that was getting that high pitch noise in the background through out the latest episode?
You were not. Thought we had it fixed but not good enough. Sorry. 🙁