Airline Weekly Lounge
The Pandemic Exacerbated Labor Issues at U.S. Regionals

The Pandemic Exacerbated Labor Issues at U.S. Regionals

October 1, 2021

Airline Weekly's Edward Russell reports back on the annual Regional Airline Association Leaders Conference, where executives said their long-standing labor issues expanded during the crisis. Also, Madhu and Ned discuss Qatar Airways' results, and the American Airlines and Southwest Airlines pilot union objections to vaccine mandates.

Live From the Skift Global Forum

Live From the Skift Global Forum

September 24, 2021

This week's episode of the 'Lounge comes to you live from the TWA Hotel at New York Kennedy during the Skift Global Forum 2021. The Airline Weekly team discusses why Air France-KLM Group CEO Ben Smith was "pleasantly shocked," incoming Southwest CEO Robert Jordan's concerns about hiring, and what the Justice Department hopes to accomplish with its suit agains

Boeing‘s Forecast Shows Why This Crisis Is Unlike Others

Boeing‘s Forecast Shows Why This Crisis Is Unlike Others

September 16, 2021

This week the Airline Weekly team chews over why Australia's competition regulator denied Qantas and Japan Airlines a joint venture. Will Fly Play buck the odds and make low-cost longhaul work? And, with gratuitous references to unicorns, Sasquatches, white whales, and other mythical animals, Ned and Madhu discuss Boeing's $9 trillion aerospace outlook. 

Philippine Airlines‘ Bankruptcy Was a Long Time Coming

Philippine Airlines‘ Bankruptcy Was a Long Time Coming

September 10, 2021

Edward "Ned" Russell and Madhu Unnikrishnan talk about why Philippines Airlines Chapter 11 surprised no one. The two also discuss Porter's restart flights, and Ryanair's latest fight with Boeing.

Will South African Make a Comeback?

Will South African Make a Comeback?

September 2, 2021

The Airline Weekly team heads south to look at South African Airways’ restructuring and restart after an 18-month suspension. Can the notoriously poorly run airline emerge a successful carrier? We also touch on Norwegian Air’s results and the raft of budget carriers aiming to disrupt the transatlantic, again.

JetBlue Makes The Water Jump to London

JetBlue Makes The Water Jump to London

August 26, 2021

Airline Weekly Senior Reporter Edward Russell talks to PaxEx.Aero Founder and Editor Seth Miller about his experience onboard JetBlue's inaugural flight to London earlier this month. Can the carrier that helped reshape the New York market two decades ago, do the same on transatlantic routes to London?

Who’s Next on the Cargo Bandwagon?

Who’s Next on the Cargo Bandwagon?

August 19, 2021

How do airlines like the Boeing 737 Max now that it's been back in service for more than half a year? The Airline Weekly team consider this question as well as wondering if even more airlines will jump on the cargo bandwagon. 

 

Latin American Carriers Binge on Aircraft Orders

Latin American Carriers Binge on Aircraft Orders

August 12, 2021

This week, Madhu Unnikrishnan and Edward "Ned" Russell, the team behind Airline Weekly, look at why so many Latin American carriers are buying aircraft and if the OEMs are right that airlines are just starting a massive fleet-replacement cycle. It's early days, but the U.S. Senate passed a massive infrastructure spending bill, so will that mean NextGen could finally get off the ground? And why is Mesa Air struggling with maintenance?

 

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Will Business Travel Ever Be the Same?

Will Business Travel Ever Be the Same?

August 5, 2021

We have a special guest this week, Skift Editor at Large Brian Sumers, and he and host Madhu Unnikrishnan discuss why business travel may never be the same and question whether U.S. airline CEOs are being too optimistic when they say the market will come back in September. Is air rage more prevalent now than before the pandemic? And why did Sumers, a previously avid traveler, take his first commercial flight in more than a year and say the experience was "kinda gross?" 

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Too Much U.S. Optimism?

Too Much U.S. Optimism?

August 2, 2021

U.S. airlines are maintaining their bullish recovery outlooks even as Covid-19 Delta variant cases jump and mask requirements make a comeback. Reporter Ned Russell and Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan discuss whether this is a realistic view or one tailored for shareholders. Later in the episode, they discuss the continuing U.S. travel restrictions and make their predictions on Boeing.

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