On-Time Arrivals update

On-Time Arrivals update

With the data for February published, here’s our US air travel planner update. The age-old advice applies: If the schedule is important, take the earliest flight you can. The greener the better. The table shows a lot of yellow and red. JetBlue is struggling as...
Southwest’s MAX update

Southwest’s MAX update

As we reported earlier, Southwest Airlines shuffled its MAX orders considering uncertain MAX 7 deliveries. Southwest reduced MAX 7 orders by 26 and added 81 MAX 8s. Southwest’s update warrants some digging. The MAX 7s are aimed at replacing aging 737-700s, of...
US business jet update

US business jet update

We updated our US business jet data model.  Subscribers have access to the expanded 9-pager. Meanwhile, we want to share two views on the data that give quite differing views on what the data show.  Looking at the 1Q22 data, here are some interesting views.  By the...
Op cost update among US airlines

Op cost update among US airlines

Commercial airlines’ success depends on many factors, and probably the core factor is seat production cost.  The airline with the lowest cost of production in a commodity market wins.  For years it was believed this was Southwest Airlines in the US. What do the...