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Issue No. 835

Is Premium Leisure the Next Big Thing?

Delta opened the third-quarter earnings season with confidence. After posting its first quarterly profit sans government aid since early 2020, the airline is looking to a year-end holiday bump and then a pick up in business travel in the new…

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Weekly Skies

Delta Air Lines leadership believes the way people travel has undergone a "structural" change as more leisure passengers opt to fly in the front of the aircraft. The Atlanta-based carrier is now planning to fly more premium seats as it…

Fleet

United Airlines has begun modifications to its fleet of Boeing 777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000-family engines that have been grounded since an engine failure over Denver in February.

State of the Unions

As last week went on, Southwest Airlines began to climb out an operational meltdown that started during the Indigenous Peoples' Day weekend, after cancelling close to 2,000 flights in a three-day period starting. The carrier said a combination of bad…

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The Recovery Will Start When?
Madhu Unnikrishnan

Ned and Madhu digest United's third-quarter earnings in this latest episode of the Lounge and observe that airline CEO predictions about the recovery run the gamut from United CEO Scott Kirby's extreme bullishiness to the more cautious optimism expressed by...

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Issue No. 835

Is Premium Leisure the Next Big Thing?

Delta opened the third-quarter earnings season with confidence. After posting its first quarterly profit sans government aid since early 2020, the airline is looking to a year-end holiday bump and then a pick up in business travel in the new…

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Issue No. 834

A Patchwork Recovery

Last week's IATA Annual General Meeting was a celebratory ball, of sorts, as airline leaders gathered together en masse for the first time since they did so in 2019, in Seoul. The tone of the meeting was excitement, as executives…

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Issue No. 833

Regionals' Labor Issues Return

The U.S. regional sector has long faced hiring issues. Cape Air began actively working to address the impending pilot shortage in 2009, even before the so-called "1,500 hour rule" — largely panned in the sector — came into force in…

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Issue No. 832

U.S. Sues to Split Up American and JetBlue

We thought it could happen when the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) said it was looking into the American Airlines-JetBlue Airways Northeast Alliance. And it did. Last week, the DOJ filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the District…

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