News and notes from around the interweb:
- A fantastic story of a pilot hired to ferry a plane from Arizona to Afghanistan.
- Supersonic Jet Throws Traditional Design Out the Window (HT: Rob R.)
- My comments last night on WTOP Radio about Delta’s frequent flyer program changes
- Yesterday I outlined Qantas’ troubles. Lucky outlines their plan which amounts to shedding older aircraft, delaying purchase of aircraft and laying off staff.
We’ll see the end to 747s with first class (there are only 6 left). They’re eliminating international service from Perth, shifting widebodies away from most domestic service, and re-timing some flights for better aircraft utilization. This should help a little bit on the cost side but there’s nothing here to increase revenue, no fundamental shifts in business despite losing AU$250 million over six months.