Summary of Spirit Airlines Q4 2016 Earnings Call

This morning Spirit Airlines held their 4th quarter 2016 conference call, here is a summary of what was discussed.  Interesting to note the roll out of dynamic pricing of ancillary products (i.e. baggage, seat assignments, etc.) and expected nearly 20% increase in capacity for 2017. Summary of 2016 Year End Results: Improved Dept. of Transportation … Continue reading Summary of Spirit Airlines Q4 2016 Earnings Call

Is Delta defending Cincinnati before Southwest begins service?

Delta Air Lines is expanding travel options for Cincinnati customers, with more seats, improved schedules and upgraded aircraft to the most popular destinations available this summer. Customers will experience enhanced service in 13 of the 35 destinations Delta offers in Cincinnati and a total seat growth of 6 percent in the city. Importantly, more than … Continue reading Is Delta defending Cincinnati before Southwest begins service?

Highlights from American Airlines 2016 4th Quarter Earnings Call

Last week American Airlines had their 2016 4th Quarter Earnings Call, here is a summary of what was discussed: Overview 4th Quarter pre-tax earnings (excluding special charges) of $773 million Full year pre-tax earnings (excluding special charges) of $5.1 billion Second-best year in American Airlines history, second only to 2015 Total revenue per available seat mile up 1.3% … Continue reading Highlights from American Airlines 2016 4th Quarter Earnings Call

IATA Issues Statement on the US Executive Order on Travel

January 30, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) works with its 265 member airlines for safe, secure, efficient and sustainable global air transport links. As a matter of principle we work for the free movement of trade and people across borders. IATA also recognizes that states have the right and duty to protect their … Continue reading IATA Issues Statement on the US Executive Order on Travel

Delta IT Problems Cause Cancellations and Delays

Delta’s essential IT systems, went down about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, had been restored a few hours later, and all systems were back to normal shortly after midnight Monday. At 4am Monday morning, Delta CEO Ed Bastian issued a statement: “I want to apologize to all of our customers who have been impacted by this frustrating situation. … Continue reading Delta IT Problems Cause Cancellations and Delays

Spirit Airlines joining PreCheck by the End of the Month

1/26/2017 Update: TSA has announced they are adding 11 new airlines to TSA Precheck, including Spirit, effective immediately. Spirit Airlines posted on their Twitter account earlier this week that they "plan on participating in TSA Precheck by the end of the month."  This is great news for budget minded travelers who like to fly Spirit. Frontier … Continue reading Spirit Airlines joining PreCheck by the End of the Month

AirAsia X, an Asian Ultra Low Cost Carrier, Coming to USA

AirAsia X has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to fly to the US. The airline is the first Asian low-cost carrier to secure approval to operate scheduled passenger flights to the US. The approval allows AirAsia's long-haul, low-cost sister airline to operate services to any destination within the US. AirAsia X is currently considering … Continue reading AirAsia X, an Asian Ultra Low Cost Carrier, Coming to USA