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United’s Official Response to Yesterday’s Outage, Upcoming Webcast

As many of you know or experienced first-hand, United Airlines had an outage yesterday impacting SHARES. More than 500 flights were delayed and several cancelled. United’s official response to me at CNBC was: So much for “fully redundant.” To United’s credit, they did issue a travel waiver for all cities late yesterday. It’s gone now…

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United CFO: Certain elites were over entitled

There’s a thread on FlyerTalk discussing a comment United Airlines CFO John Rainey made during the 2012 Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference that caught my eye earlier today. I was highly intrigued, so had to take a listen to the presentation myself and here’s exactly what he said: That statement was made while…

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United Airlines’ presentation at the 2011 Deutsche Bank Airline Equity Conference

Jeff Smisek’s presentation yesterday at the 2011 Deutsche Bank Airline Equity Conference was a bit of a rehash of Sr. VP John Rainey’s presentation just last week, but he did speak to a couple of points I hadn’t heard before. First up, here are a few of those known items with the related slides (courtesy…

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United Airlines’ Dahlman Rose Global Transportation Conference presentation

Several airline, trucking and leasing executives made presentations at the fourth annual Dahlman Rose Global Transportation Conference in New York this week. According to the firm’s CEO Kim Fennebresque, the event “serves as an ideal platform to highlight the importance of the transportation industry in today’s global economy and promote an interactive discussion between management…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 20, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Allegiant Air announced huge expansion plans today, with a total of 18 new routes and 10 new cities. While a lot of the new service focuses on smaller airports surrounding larger communities (Allegiant’s overall strategy), it’s certain to get the attention of legacy airlines.…

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