Tag: Northwest Airlines

Probably the ugliest volley in the Delta/Alaska “frenemies” game
By: Date: January 23, 2014 Categories: Airlines,Airports Tags: , , , , , , , ,

So everyone’s probably already heard about how Delta and Alaska – once great friends, have slowly been turning into enemies.  And while they still are cordial to each other, the heat is getting turned up – but quick.  Delta has decided to expand their West Coast presence with flights going from Alaska hubs Seattle and…

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The AA/US Merger Is Finalized!
By: Date: December 9, 2013 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

So if you’ve been a frequent flyer of either American or US Airways, you probably just got notice that the merger between the two giants, making the largest airline in the world.  But it’s only done on paper; there are going to be years before anything really substantial happens. The letter emailed out today says…

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So Alaska Air Wants To Stay Independent
By: Date: May 16, 2011 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , , , , , ,

At least according to something the CEO just said.  He wants Alaska Air Group to be independent while others consolidate themselves out of existence. I think it’ll happen, but there’s a catch.  And that catch is, there isn’t an airline CEO with the gumption to try and out-size United Continental.  Let me explain. Back when…

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Just fitting for AirSnark – Survey of the 11 worst airlines
By: Date: April 13, 2010 Categories: Air Travel Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Oh, what a snarky way to start the morning.  Huffington Post has put together a survey of “America’s 11 Worst Airlines” based on the 2010 Airline Quality Ratings.  The authors of the study do state that airline service has gotten better over the last year.  Here’s my take on the listings: #11, US Airways: I…

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Are all mainstream airlines run by morons?
By: Date: April 12, 2010 Categories: Air Travel Tags: , , , , , , ,

That’s what I think, especially when it comes to the “flying standby” thing.  Let me lay the groundwork here. First, there was 9/11, and nobody wanted to fly.  Airlines parked planes in the desert.  Then more economic downturns, and again, more planes parked in the desert.  Things were steady for a little while, and then…

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