Posts Tagged “Southwest Airlines”

Oil and backlogs – A rejoinder

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Oil and backlogs – A rejoinder






Recently we posted a premium article on single aisle backlogs that elicited some debate.  This is welcomed because the subject is important and views will vary. The essence of our view is that we find the OEM target of a rate of 60 single aisles each per month difficult to comprehend.  The view is primarily…

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Cancellation fees

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Cancellation fees






Airlines have embraced ancillary fees as a way to make up for low fares. One of those fees was the “Reservation Cancellation/Change Fee”.  Air travel is an activity that comes with many disruptive factors, as anyone can testify.  The US airlines embraced a series of fees. Take a look at how popular this fee has…

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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented

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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented






E-taxi pioneers Wheeltug just released research (ground operations summary 31 Mar 2016) it undertook monitoring airport operations.  The case for adding e-taxi capabilities to aircraft has tended to focus on saving fuel burn.  But fuel burn is no longer such an important issue in cost terms, though in “green” terms cutting fuel burn is still…

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More 737-700 news

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Yesterday the aviation world was aflutter over the United Airlines selection of the 737-700.  And it was with good reason, as our chart showed, the -700 is ex-growth.  Market interest is minimal. Then more news emerged about the -700 that, perhaps, provides some context to the United order.  Southwest’s CEO said in the company’s earnings…

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Norwegian starts another disruptive US service

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Norwegian starts another disruptive US service






Norwegian is an airline that is not waiting for the US to approve its plans.  Yesterday the airline launched service between New York and the French Caribbean.  Today its Baltimore’s turn. Boston is also part of this new service. Related posts: Premium #181 – The New World Order of Airlines CAPA Americas Summit debate on…

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Employees and Enplanements – The US Experience

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Employees and Enplanements – The US Experience






People like to make jokes about air travel in the US. It the staple of every dinner party and also great value for any stand-up comic. Is service really that bad? After all, Americans are paying relatively low fares and they get to travel across a really big piece of real estate very safely, and…

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