Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.
If it’s the week after Labor Day, that means it’s time for us to return to the fold and once again publish PlaneBusiness Banter.
This week we do our best to get back on track and update PlaneBusiness subscribers not only on the most recent industry news and notes, but we give you our take on some events that happened while we were making our way around the Western part of the country while on vacation.
American Airlines bankruptcy — check.
American Airlines CEO Tom Horton’s miscues — check.
APA’s sudden weak-kneed approach to management — check.
APFA’s strong stance on a US Airways merger — check.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane’s decision on Tuesday to allow the abrogation of the American pilot contract — check.
JetBlue’s brand new New York presence — check
JetBlue’s irritation at Tom Horton and American for continuing to imply JetBlue is in play — check.
US Airways and British Airways sign NDAs and begin due diligence process with American in regard to a merger — check.
United Airlines suffers horrible August — check…and check again.
United Airlines’ systems outage gives @FakeUnitedJeff A Treasure Trove of Material — check.
United Airlines’ systems outage shows airline’s glaring lack of Social Media presence — check.
United Airlines’ systems outage gives Social Media folks at American, Delta and Frontier Airlines a reason to shine — check.
Shares of SkyWest skyrocket in August…we tell you why — check.
Ryanair says it is willing to negotiate on Aer Lingus deal to get approval — check.
All this and more in this week’s issue — check.
Can you tell we’re in our pilot mode this week?
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