Category Archives: airlines

Alaska Airlines Fleet Swap

As Alaska Airlines is bringing Virgin America into the fold; there are bound to be growing pains.  For example, Alaska’s on-time arrivals have dropped significantly since the merger.  I am not sure about cause and effect, but delays are on the rise. This week Alaska announced additional routes out of Dallas Love Field (a different, smaller… Read More »

My thoughts on the United Deboarding Debacle

Imagine you rent a hotel room for the night in New York. The hotel is privately owned but the land it is on is being leased from the city. You made your reservation 4 months ago and you check in. You are assigned room 216 and you go there, unpack your things, and get ready… Read More »

Delta 360 Status

I had never heard of Delta 360 status until yesterday.  I am not a frequent Delta flyer, so I am not too surprised.  Apparently it is a top tier, invitation only status unadvertised by Delta.  Not unlike United Global Services or American Concierge Key. A friend on Facebook posted that he had just received a… Read More »

Dear Trump Airlines

Dear Trump Airlines I have seen a lot of talk about Sir Richard Branson’s letter to Virgin America, lamenting the demise of the airline as it was purchased by Alaska Airlines.  As I read through his letter, it reminded me of a letter I read 25 years ago from another business man that likes to… Read More »

Alaska Airlines adds Condor as a Mileage Plan Partner

File this one under: “Didn’t see it coming”.  Today Alaska Airlines announced Condor, a Frankfurt based airline, as their newest partner.  Condor is owned by Thomas Cook Group, a British travel company. The earning structure when crediting Condor flights to Alaska Mileage Plan is surprisingly generous.  Condor doesn’t have their own frequent flier program.  Prior… Read More »