What’s news in the world of aviation? Read on to see some of the stories I’ve found interesting the past week or so.
Why is Delta adding so many domestic flights in Seattle, home of Alaska Airlines? Brett Snyder — also known as Cranky Flier — writes that he finds the move somewhat surprising. Is it possible that “Delta wants to try to weaken Alaska enough that it depresses the stock price, making it a cheaper takeover target.?” Brett asks the question.
Now under new management — US Airways management — American Airlines is shifting its schedule so flights in hubs are “banked,” which means that all flights will arrive and depart during relatively short time periods. A banked schedule, which is used by most major airlines, allows passengers more chances to make connections. Terry Maxon of the Dallas Morning News has the story.
In this Bloomberg Business Week story, “Airlines Say ‘Happy New Year’ With New Fees.”
“U.S. Airport Security Is ‘Just A Show,’ Expert Says.” This from an Israeli security consultant quoted in the Huffington Post.
We occasionally like to have fun here at L.A. Airspace. So we’re amused by this ranking of the world’s classiest flight attendant uniforms, courtesy of Sassy Stew.