Airlines raked in revenue in Q2, but not all of them reported a profit. And that raises a lot of bigger picture questions.
Sure, the conversations were great, but our plans for birthday festivities came up short.
Mergers generally reduce competition. Upstarts increase it. And somewhere in the middle, we like to talk about all of options.
This week’s episode is a little different. It’s just Fozz and Stephan, as Seth is soaking in all the avgeekery he can at the Dubai Airshow and there hasn’t been a ton of news. But, some of the highlights are:
We faced a couple mechanicals getting this week’s episode recorded, but are willing to admit that truth, rather than blaming weather, unlike some airlines.
Hot weather across the country and some hot topics for discussion on this week’s show, like new partnerships, furloughs and retirements.
More openings than closings should be good news for lots in the industry, though things remain precarious on many fronts.
An airport closes, possibly forever. Another was already closed when the plane showed up. And airlines are still planning their financial turnarounds as demand starts to creep higher.
A government shutdown and slowing airline expansion both take their toll. Plus an airline brand dies. But mistake fares live on!
Sometimes it is hard to say “I’m sorry.” In this episode, however, we prove that all of us can manage the phrase quite easily. See, it turns out that in PointsHoarder 42 I gave some…