American Airlines Tries To Nab Delta’s Tokyo Slot

It’s an interesting tactic. American Airlines has filed a complaint with the DOT stating that they should be able to take Delta’s Haneda slot. The crux of their argument is that given Delta’s significant reduction in flights from Seattle to Tokyo’s Haneda airport over the winter, the DOT should hand those rights to American who will operate daily service to Haneda. You can hear commentary on Delta’s changes (as well as my thoughts on American Airlines in Argentina and United’s reductions) on this Dots, Lines and Destinations podcast I was […]

New Seattle Airport Rental Car Facility = Bleh + A Tip For Hertz Platinum Members

I had a quick trip to SEA this week and had learned the new rental car facility had opened up.  For as long as I can remember, all the rental car companies at SEA were located in the parking garage adjacent to the main terminal.  Easy in, easy out.  But, 3 weeks ago they opened up a new facility. And, it’s nowhere near the airport. You board a shuttle bus outside the terminal, and the only place they’re loading up right now is all the way down at one end. […]