Cutting money-losing programs makes sense in many cases; airlines around the world have trimmed first class cabins from their fleet, for example, to control those costs. Selling off a profitable segment of the business is a little less normal, especially when it might just be the last bit that is consistently making money.
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Topics in this week’s show include:
- Initial thoughts on the Aeroflot SSJ crash on Sunday that resulted in 40+ deaths.
- Aer Lingus adding the AerSpace EuroBiz product that isn’t quite business class or even really eurobiz, but it is better than economy in a few ways.
- Bombardier selling off its aerostructures division, the last profitable part of its commercial aviation division.
- Etihad taking over Jet Airways slots in London, squatting on them until it can find someone to buy or lease the valuable assets
- Delta launching Mumbai service from JFK
- Korean Air slashing its first class cabin from many routes
- A Delta Air Lines SkyMiles redemption experience that was truly dumbfounding
- More thoughts on the Heathrow expansion plans
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