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Alaska Air CEO Tilden hands off a transformed airline – The Seattle Times
Brad Tilden is wrapping up his term as CEO of Alaska shortly, and Dominic Gates from the Seattle Times takes a look back at this career. It will likely be defined first and foremost by the Virgin America merger since that was the most visible change during his time. But there was a whole lot more that changed in more subtle ways, mostly for better.
Two for the Road
In Pandemic, American Airlines Flying Fell Below A Contract Minimum. Now Pilots Could Undo Code Shares – Forbes
Seems like a good opportunity for pilots to try to extract their pound of flesh. There’s no world where it’s good for anyone if the pilots refuse to allow international codeshares, so they will try to squeeze everything they can out of management first.
Norse Atlantic Airways must not repeat Norwegian’s mistakes, says GlobalData – GlobalData
I agree… but it has already repeated the mistake by trying to fly this silly stuff. This is the airline that the founders of Norwegian want to start to basically take over the transatlantic flying that Norwegian abandoned. The plan seems to be, “let’s take the least profitable part of the Norwegian business and make a go of it.) This is doomed.