More incomplete posts

Flying a premium brand straight into the ground

Some ten years ago, I was always pleased to introduce someone to Continental Airlines. My apartment is decorated with so much vintage Continental Airlines swag that people always assume I work for the “Proud Bird”. Now, even I have begun to speak of Continental derisively. What has changed? “Frank Lorenzo in a better suit”, aka…

I propose new abbreviations for the new United

Seems to me that we need some updated abbreviations for the new United; typing out what we are trying to communicate is so clumsy. So, I humbly suggest that we adopt the following abbreviations for the new United – UA/UAL – the combined United in its entirety LUAL – Legacy United – fleet, practices, employees,…

Airline Magic 8 Ball – fifth

How about American being dominated by British Airways and Qantas? It’s no secret that American’s in a bad way – they’re going to be knocked down from King of the Hill to #3 in short order. They’re out of cash. Their fleet is old. Their route structure needs amping up. They don’t service Oceania anymore….

Airline Magic 8 ball – fourth

All right, so I’ve hit the big three – now it’s time for something REALLY out there on the skinny branches. United (new) is going to order a TON of new equipment in the next five years, including some 747-8i. United has a fleet of very new (and very efficient) 737NG aircraft, and a fleet…