PlaneBusiness Banter Now Posted!

home-typewriter copy 1Hello everyone. This week’s issue of PlaneBusiness Banter is now posted.

This week we talk about the new American Airlines‘ management team. As we had anticipated, the team was announced this week — and we tell you what we think of the choices.

We also talk about an arbitration that recently ended between JetBlue and a group of its pilots. Bottomline — the arbitrator found in favor of the pilots. This could not only prove to be a sizable expense for the airline, but it creates all kinds of other issues as well. Meanwhile the airline remains tight-lipped about what it intends to do.

Guess what’s supposed to fly on Friday? Yep, that’s right. Oh to be in Toulouse. The Airbus A350 is scheduled, weather permitting, to make its first flight. Raise your hand if you are surprised. Yeah, I didn’t think so. Paris Air Show, here it comes!

It was a decent week for airline stocks last week, with Air Canada leading the group and shares of GOL once again losing ground.

Ancillary revenue? Which airline do you think made more ancillary revenue per passenger in 2012? Hint: This includes revenue from frequent flyer miles sold.

We have lots and lots of letters this week. And much, much more.

All in this week’s issue of PlaneBusiness Banter.