At the Boyd conference in September, I sat down with Trey Fayard, CEO of GLO, at the hotel bar. GLO is a regional air service provider based down in Louisiana. It's flying turboprops as an independent regional. This model hasn't worked very well elsewhere (with the possible exception of Silver in Florida), but Trey says things have grown nicely in the last year and profitability is coming shortly. I have to say, it was a really interesting conversation that's well worth the listen.
When it comes to airline pricing, people often wonder why the concert ticket model won't work. Why can't you just pick a seat on the seat map, buy it, and do what you want with it? There are a bunch of reasons. I break those down this week.
Scott Mayerowitz (@GlobeTrotScott), outgoing airlines reporter for the Associated Press, and I sit down to talk about the Transatlantic market. There are many problems for the airlines there including growing capacity, shrinking revenues, and new entrants all wreaking havoc. Listen in as Scott breaks down the numbers, and I speculate about the future. What does the A320neo/737MAX mean for this market? Will Middle America see more Europe flying? And are WOW's days numbered as I believe? Listen in...
In the inaugural Cranky Flier podcast, I sit down with OneJet CEO Matt Maguire to learn how the company has changed and if things are working out.(Spoiler alert: He says they are.)