United Airlines Planning to Offer Free WiFi

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Jul 17 2019

Free internet underscores that the economics of bundling are when a the marginal cost of providing a product to an additional customer is near-zero, it makes more sense to charge for it as a package rather than separately. That’s how cable companies maximize revenue.

The mantra of ‘unbundling’ which has been accepted as gospel in the airline industry for the past decade doesn’t always make sense.

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How Does the Average Passenger Even Make it to Their Destination (At Least Without Strangling Someone)?

Jul 17 2019

There’s a viral essay circulating, “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart”. It’s not really about American Airlines, but what it’s like to deal with how complex airlines have made buying air travel for the once a year flyer. Read that way it’s one of the most important things airline executives can read this year, because profiting primarily by not delivering travel for customer money isn’t going to be a great strategy in the long run.

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The Actual Order a Judge Signed Against American Airlines Mechanics is Shocking in One Specific Way

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Jul 17 2019

It’s a minor point in the ongoing saga between American Airlines and its mechanics, but just how one-sided does the judge in the case between American and its mechanics think the argument is over a work slowdown? How convinced is he by the evidence American Airlines put on? The judge signed the exact draft order that American Airlines wrote for him telling mechanics to get back to work.

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Out Today: Nomadic Matt’s Ten Years on the Road

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Jul 16 2019

In the end I’m not sure I learned anything about life that will change me forever but I enjoyed Matt’s stories, I related to some and lived vicariously through his very different travel style than mine at other times. The book is thoroughly enjoyable and more real than most of what you read about travel and for that Matt’s book deserves to be read, if only to encourage that honesty and humility.

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Star Alliance Miles on Sale for 1.35 Cents Each, Then Redeem Up to 31% Off Awards

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Jul 16 2019

Yesterday I wrote about the Avianca LifeMiles credit card‘s exceptional offer for a 50% bigger initial bonus than usual using a promo code. There’s also a bank transfer bonus to LifeMiles. And a 145% bonus buying LifeMiles.

Now is a great time to have LifeMiles because they are discounting some Star Alliance business and first class awards up to 31% if you book by August 14.

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