Seven years ago a pilot used an immense amount of skill and luck to safely land US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after a double engine failure. We went to see the movie Sully last night. Here are our thoughts.
Many moons ago Doug Parker, Scott Kirby and the gang at US Airways went through a cleansing process where they threw off pretty much everything they could on their planes to save on weight (ultimately leading to fuel savings). They also chose not to install power ports on those older planes to save on weight.
It’s hard to say they made the right decision, because customers crave power when they fly so they can power laptops, smartphones, iPads and more.
Scott Kirby, President of American Airlines, is leaving to take the same position at United. This one kinda came out of left field, but it seems he couldn’t come to terms with the succession plan at American.
While American’s most recent change to a 24-hour refund as opposed to allowing for free 24-hour holds on revenue tickets, it seems like a good time to consider what the future will look like.
It’s been a crazy 36 hours or so of rumors about what American Airlines has planned for 2016. And, while some changes seem “real”, I have doubts about some others. There’s plenty here to believe, question and challenge. What’s your opinion?
American Airline has said quite a few times in the past couple of years that they were heads down and focused on the reservation system integration before considering other changes. On the first earnings call after the res system integration, they’ve given us some big hints about what’s next.
It’s been almost 2 years in the making, but American Airlines is finally going to integrate US Airways into American’s system, leaving just one. In the past, this step of 2 airlines merging has been painful. While this one is more likely to go smoothly, here are some tips just in case things go awry.
In the continuation of our summer trip to Europe, here’s a breakdown of our flight from Philadelphia to Athens. The US Airways business class product is all what you make of it. There are positive and negative elements, for sure.