Cranky on the Web – The End of the US Airways Name

Last flight of US Airways evokes ‘golden age’ of air travelCNN If all goes well, you’ll be reading this when the US Airways name has disappeared and everything is running just fine as the new American Airlines. I was asked my thoughts on the end of US Airways and was quoted in this article.

Era of airline merger mania comes to a close with last US Airways flightUSA Today And here’s another one about the end of US Airways. In this one, I’m specifically talking about the impact of consolidation.

I won’t be writing about the end of US Airways because I don’t really have much nostalgia for it, despite my first airline internship being for USAir back in 1996/1997. US Airways technically died in 2005. While I do have tremendous nostalgia for America West since I worked there in pricing, most of what I knew as America West is long gone. The last pieces for me were the vacating of the headquarters building and the disappearance of the Cactus callsign in recent months.

Of course, if the cutover turns out to be a mess, then I’ll post about that. But I’m on the road until Tuesday so don’t expect to see anything on that until later in the week at the earliest.

Airline Tech Glitches Are the New Norm—What Can You Do?Yahoo! Travel I can’t see I agree with the headline that glitches are the new norm, but I was asked why these glitches happen. Of course, it could be any number of reasons.

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