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7 hours at Spirit’s biggest hub on 7th day of meltdown: The good, the bad and the ugly – USA Today
Long-time airline report Dawn Gilbertson is either a true journalist or she’s insane. She decided to anonymously buy a ticket from Phoenix to Fort Lauderdale on Spirit with three stops. Then she spent the full day talking to passengers at Fort Lauderdale, getting an understanding of what exactly is happening during this meltdown. For this, she deserves a medal.
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Two for the Road
Cuomo’s departure leads Port Authority staffers to demand agency halt his LaGuardia AirTrain plan – New York Daily News
It’s amazing how much power a governor can wield over an airport’s plans. Glad to see at least some at the Port Authority are trying to push back, though I still doubt it will change the outcome.
Singapore Airlines Announces Launch Of Los Angeles (Lax) – Taipei (Tpe) Flights – Singapore Press Release
It seems like a very odd time to launch a fifth freedom route, especially one that it tried and left more than a decade ago. But, well, here we are. The release does mention that this will improve freight capacity, so maybe that’s the angle for the timing on this launch.