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John Sharp, Alan Joyce swap barbs over Rex vs Qantas – Executive Traveller
Here’s some backstory on the brawl brewing down under. You’ll find first the article from Rex CEO John Sharp, and then you can read Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s retort below. John sounds like the guy running the punk upstart who is trying to stir up trouble. Nothing wrong with that. Alan sounds like an angry corporate CEO who is throwing barbs (safety, seriously?) and whining which is a very odd choice. It does not make Qantas look good at all.
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Behind-The-Scenes With American Demothballing Jets From Pandemic Storage – Skift
We saw plenty of stories about how airlines parked their jets when the pandemic began. Here’s a good story about what it takes to pull them back out now that demand is returning.
JetBlue Takes Delivery of First Airbus A321LR Aircraft Enabling Airline to Launch First-Ever Transatlantic Service – JetBlue Newsroom
JetBlue’s Transatlantic airplane is here… and it has only 138 seats onboard. That’s 24 in Mint and 114 in coach. That is just not a lot of seats. I know it’s an efficient airplane, but JetBlue is going to need some decent fares for this to work.