3 Links I Love: WestJet Gets Bought, The Great Airline War, The Long Way Home

This week’s featured link:

Onex shakes up Canada’s airline industry with all-cash deal to buy WestJetThe Globe and Mail WestJet is going private again, and this time it’s by a company that has tried to get into the airline industry before. There’s an awfully hefty premium being paid for the airline, so that means Onex must have a plan beyond just “business as usual.” I look forward to hearing what that will be.

Image/Video of the Week: The TWA Hotel is now open, and it is not only the best airport hotel in the US for avgeeks, it is also the only half-nice airport hotel near JFK.

Two for the road:

The Great Airline WarTexas Monthly This article is just… word’s can’t describe how much I enjoyed reading it. It’s a long piece that dates back to the end of 1975. In it, the author looks at the brawl between Texas International, Braniff, and Southwest in the state of Texas. It is worth the read 100 times over.

This Plane Accidentally Flew Around the WorldMedium And now, let’s go further back in history. There is a great book about this, but someone has put together a lengthy, multi-part series on Medium talking about the Clipper that had to travel west to get back to the US after Pearl Harbor was bombed. It was a pretty amazing feat to make this happen, and if you have a lot of time to spare, cozy up and have a read.

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