Airlines raked in revenue in Q2, but not all of them reported a profit. And that raises a lot of bigger picture questions.
Some terribly dorky jokes get us started this week, but eventually we manage to transition to terribly dorky conversations about airplanes, so that’s mostly a win.
Mergers generally reduce competition. Upstarts increase it. And somewhere in the middle, we like to talk about all of options.
The lack of appeal, perhaps, is the most interesting part. But the CDC mask mandate for travel is gone, thanks to a court ruling in Florida.
We lost last week’s episode, but came back strong this time around with planes big and small crossing oceans and some fun new routes and money for US startups.
Longer range, more bugs, co-brand battles and a melted plane lead this week’s episode, with lots more also in the show. C’mon in!
Who is a strong airline leader these days? What are the qualities that it takes? And why do so many seem to do it so badly??
Will O’Hare shift its role for American Airlines, losing its global gateway status? Also, dedicated crew for airline executives and lots of news about Alitalia, which is still alive for some reason. Oh, and vomit fraud. C’mon in for another great show!
Maybe everyone isn’t crazy and they just have really bad ideas, right? A couple bankruptcies and a couple investments, plus a pair of new routes that just might work. C’mon in.
A bit of a rough week with a few emergency landings and some earnings calls which were tremendously positive, but also very cautious on the outlook. What’s on the horizon??