Updated DoT data – Updated Model

Using the updated T2 data we updated our US airline ASM model. The race among the big three is intense. A revitalized United is chasing Delta.  American seems to have lost its mojo.  Looking at the big four, they create a fortress market.  It will be very interesting...
Flight times and schedule padding

Flight times and schedule padding

Dan Reed at Forbes published this interesting story yesterday.  Reading this prompted us to take a look at the data and see what it can tell us might be going on.  The range of issues that drive schedule performance and interruptions is varied.  To simplify this we...
Ancillary Revenues are key for LCCs

Ancillary Revenues are key for LCCs

As we head into the first of the year-end holidays in the US, and airports grow even more crowded, here’s something to consider if you’re going to brave the annual migration.  Flying an LCC means paying fees. We took a look at three LCCs to make the point....
US Fortress Hubs

US Fortress Hubs

The US market has long been thought of as a market where airlines develop fortress hubs, from which they control their markets.  But what does this look like?  And how do these hubs compare? To answer these questions we took a look at a data source that explains the...