This week’s featured link: Travelers air frustration over changes by Frontier Airlines – Newsday Frontier is exceedingly quick at moving in and out of markets if they don’t work well. There is always backlash, and I find myself wondering about the long-term implications of all these changes. If someone lives near Islip, will they be willing to book Frontier knowing that it has pulled out of other markets previously? This article looks at some of the local frustrations travelers have had in that area.
Two for the road: Boeing displaces Airbus at Hawaiian, wins 787-9 deal; airline cancels A330-800 order – Leeham News Boeing’s effort to kill the A330neo program seems to be off to a flying start. If this is true, then Hawaiian will abandon the -800 leaving exactly zero orders on the books. There are still some for the -900, but other than lessors, that’s primarily Air Asia X, Delta, Garuda, TAP Air Portugal, and a questionable order from Iran Air. If Boeing can kill the A330neo program, that opens the door even wider for the new 797 middle of the market airplane.
Record-Setting Pilot Inspires Youth at Airport in Compton – NBC 4 Los Angeles I had the chance to visit Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum in Compton a couple weeks ago, and it’s truly a hidden gem. This place is building future leaders in aviation and is worthy of all kinds of support.