Megatrends 2024: Supply Chains and Climate Change
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
by Skift
6h ago
Today we feature a portion of our Skift’s Megatrends for 2024, as Skift Editor-in-Chief Sarah Kopit is joined by Airlines Editor and Reporter Gordon Smith and Airline Weekly Senior Analyst Jay Shabat, to discuss our some of our most "problematic" Megatrends. They cover the continuing supply chain issues faced by the aviation sector, and the impacts of the burgeoning climate crisis on the business of travel.  You can see all of Skift’s Megatrends for 2024 right now at Skift.com/megatrends ..read more
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A Surprise Thai Turnaround
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
by Skift
1w ago
Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss how Thai Airways has shaken off its pandemic problems and emerged as one of the world's most profitable carriers ..read more
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Plotting A New Frontier
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
by Skift
2w ago
Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss Frontier Airlines' bold new strategy which will see it cut capacity in Las Vegas and Florida. We also review the latest developments from Japan where the country's biggest carriers are enjoying a spike in premium demand ..read more
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What do United Airlines and easyJet Have in Common?
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
by Skift
3w ago
As airline earnings season continues to gather momentum, this week we examine the fortunes of United and easyJet. Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss the major developments and identify the key trends at these two very different carriers.  ..read more
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What do United Airlines and easyJet Have in Common?
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
by Skift
1M ago
As airline earnings season continues to gather momentum, this week we examine the fortunes of United and easyJet. Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss the major developments and identify the key trends at these two very different carriers.  ..read more
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Judge to JetBlue: No Merger for You
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
by Skift
1M ago
This week has seen major courtroom drama as the proposed JetBlue-Spirit merger was blocked by a U.S. judge. In this special episode, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss the implications of the ruling and assess the likely knock on impact for the wider airline industry ..read more
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What’s the Latest with Boeing’s 737 Max?
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
by Skift
1M ago
Boeing's 737 Max is back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. An Alaska Airlines 737-9 lost a door plug after a sudden decompression on January 5 that prompted the FAA to temporarily ground all Max 9 variants with door plugs. Edward Russell and Jay Shabat discuss. Plus, JetBlue's leadership transition and outlook. Reading List Buttigieg on Boeing 737 Max 9’s Return: ‘Until It Is Ready, It’s Not Ready’ Alaska Cancels 737 Max 9 Flights Through Saturday as It Awaits FAA Approval for Inspections United Airlines Finds Loose Bolts on At Least 5 Boeing 737 Max 9 Planes JetBlue Names Joanna Ge ..read more
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Air France-KLM's Outlook
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
by Skift
1M ago
What does Air France-KLM think of the future? It's bullish. Jay Shabat and Edward Russell discuss the group's recent investor day. Reading List Air France-KLM Bullish on the Future TAP Air Portugal Sale Delayed Up To a Year, Air France-KLM CEO Says ..read more
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U.S. Airlines See Strong December Quarter Demand
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
by Skift
2M ago
Delta, JetBlue, and Southwest all dropped updates on the fourth quarter outlook in recent weeks. The verdict? Travel demand is good, fuel is down, and operations are largely better than expected. Edward Russell and Jay Shabat disucss. Plus, the state of airline labor relations in the U.S.  Reading List Delta Lays Out the Case For Continued Strength Flight Attendants Want More from U.S. Airlines. It Might Take a Strike to Get There. The flight attendants of CHAOS (Planet Money ..read more
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The Alaska-Hawaiian Merger: Pros and Cons
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
by Skift
2M ago
There are three big reasons for Alaska Airlines proposed $1.9 billion merger with Hawaiian Airlines: scale, loyalty, and premium traffic. And there are lots of questions too. Edward Russell and Jay Shabat discuss. Reading List Alaska Airlines in Deal to Buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 Billion Alaska Airlines Needs New Growth – That’s Why It’s Looking to Buy Hawaiian Alaska-Hawaiian Merger Faces a Justice Department Wary of Airline Combos What Could an Alaska-Hawaiian Loyalty Program Look Like? Think Marriott Bonvoy 8 Airline Mergers That Shaped Today’s U.S. Industry ..read more
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