Blog Profile / Things in the Sky

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Archived Since:October 29, 2010

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Thai Travel Giveaway winner is…..

Last Thursday, was a great day to do a Thai Travel Give [...]

Thursday Thai Travel Giveaway

It’s Thursday, what better day to do a Thai Trave [...]

Hyatt Regency Incheon: Review

My regular readers will know that my primary hotel chai [...]

Help Me Pick A Color Scheme: The Winner is….

Earlier in the week I asked you to help me pick a new c [...]

Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest Restaurant

Be Our Guest takes you inside Beast’s Castle from the 1 [...]

Virgin Records Another Annual Loss, But 4Q Numbers Have Some Positive Signs

Virgin America released its fourth quarter and full-year 2011 results last week, and I finally got a chance to soak with all the numbers. The carrier reported a full-year net loss of $100.4 million, larger than the $68.7 million loss in 2010. Net margin was -9.7%, a bit worse than the -9.5% result in 2010. [...]

Chart of the Day: Average Airfares (Nominal and Real)

Last week the DOT released the latest data on average fares, and while the data showed that while fares in the fourth quarter 2011 jumped significantly from the same period one year prior, but on a real basis are still lower than they were over 15 years ago. The average domestic airfare in the fourth [...]

Random Chart of the Day: Change in Net Margins

Well, it’s certainly been awhile since I’ve posted. I’m currently wrapping up the semester at school, and a bunch of committments there have really been hampering my blogging time. Sorry about that! It’s also been awhile since I’ve whipped out one of my random charts. Here’s a graph of the change in net profit margin [...]

Alaska Ordering Even More 737-900ERs

Alaska Airlines is once again bolstering its orderbook for the Boeing 737-900ER, increasing its orders for the type from 19 to 22 aircraft. “We recently exercised one, and intend to exercise another two options for 737-900ERs that will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2013,” said Alaska CFO Brandon Pederson on the airline’s earnings [...]

US Airways Reaches Deals With AA Labor Unions

While there were plenty of  news stories yesterday about this topic yesterday, US Airways noted in an SEC filing this morning  ”that it had reached agreements for collective bargaining agreements that would govern the American Airlines employees represented by the Transport Workers Union, Association of Professional Flight Attendants and Allied Pilots Association.” In a joint [...]

Southwest’s Interesting Pricing Comment

As I’ve written here plenty of times before, there’s currently a DOT proceeding taking place for the allocation of a few beyond-perimeter slot exemptions at Washington-National, and a bunch of carriers are competing for the (rare) opportunity to fly longer-haul routes out of the airport. One of the airlines competing for an exemption is Southwest, [...]

JetBlue Seeks Codeshare With Emirates

JetBlue Airways has requested authority from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to place Emirates’ code on some of its domestic flights around May 1, according to a filing with the agency. The two carriers became interline partners in late 2010. Initially, the codeshare will involve JetBlue service from its New York (JFK) hub to Boston, [...]

Looking at Allegiant’s Latest Traffic Numbers

Allegiant just put out its March traffic results, and the carrier saw its load factor decline by 1.3 points, to 92.4%, as a 26.6% increase in traffic was outpaced by a 28.3% capacity rise. In addition, passenger revenue per available seat mile decreased 1.3-1.7% year-over-year. For the entire first quarter, PRASM was up between 2.7% [...]

Pinnacle to Wind Down Q400 Operations

As everyone has probably read by now, Pinnacle filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. This development, while certainly not happy, is not surprising, either. Pinnacle has already been working on restructuring, and CEO Sean Menke wrote in January that it was “possible that we may ultimately conclude the best way for us to [...]

Looking Through the DCA Beyond-Perimeter Slot Exemption Comments

Yesterday, comments were due for the beyond-perimeter slot exemptions up for grabs at Washginton-National, and boy there were plenty for them. Seven airlines (Air Canada, Alaska, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, Virgin America) are competing for the eight exemptions (enough for four roundtrips), so a large volume of comments from airlines and other interested parties [...]

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