Politics

Scott Kirby Has The Greatest Frequent Flyer Membership In The World

American Airlines 787 Dreamliner

Follow me through this timeline here.  Yesterday afternoon there was a bunch of noise about Scott Kirby, the President of American Airlines, apparently jumping ship to United Airlines. That was pretty shocking news given that Scott has been by Doug Parker’s side for over 20 years in the airline industry.  I wasn’t the only one talking about it.  There were a bunch of other bloggers writing about it.  I single out Wandering Aramean and View From The Wing’s posts because I had discussions with both of them while the whole […]

You Can Fly To Cuba. But, Is Cuba Really Ready For You To Do That?

As more information comes out, we have a better picture of what it’s like to go to Cuba right now. Airlines and hotels are struggling to execute at standards that Americans might expect. It’s worth reading up before heading off to Cuba.

Winners And Losers In The Haneda Daytime Slot Awards

The Department of Transportation has decided who gets to fly to Tokyo’s Haneda airport with the new daytime slots. See who the winners and losers were.

Anbang Withdraws Without Explanation, Leaves Marriott As The Victor In The Starwood Soap Opera

In the almost daily soap opera that was the struggle for control of Starwood Hotels, Anbuang has walked away from the bidding process as the highest bidder. It’s a bit surprising to see Anbang pull out this quickly after making their most recent offer. We now have more clarity around the future of Starwood Preferred Guest.