PlaneBusiness Banter Now Posted!

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Hello earthlings.

Let’s see. It’s 9:49 as I write this post and it’s officially still 90 degrees outside the PlaneBusiness Worldwide Headquarters. Yeecch!

This week’s issue of PlaneBusiness Banter is also hot. HOT I tell you.

Subscribers can access this week’s issue here.

This last week I flew down to Houston to speak to the Continental Airlines Corporate Advisory Board meeting. Had a great time. They asked questions. I asked questions. I had a great time. Did I mention that already?

More airlines should do this for their best clients. It provides a feedback mechanism that is invaluable.

Why don’t they?

Airline stocks had another good week this week — as airlines began to unleash more guidance as to second quarter final numbers. As a result, most of the airline stocks we track were up for the week — with only a few exceptions.

Last week United’s Glenn Tilton and Continental’s Jeff Smisek traveled to Washington to tell their side of the United/Continental merger story. They had a pretty rough reception. So what is it about all this “re-regulation” talk?

The strike at Spirit Airlines was settled last week.

Frankly, I was surprised. I really thought the big money behind the airline, i.e., Bill Franke, would try and shut down the airline.

But no — apparently not.

All this and more — in this week’s issue of PlaneBusiness Banter.