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Airlines have smartly upgraded their retailing capabilities — but at a cost to other players in the field, including consumers.
His Excellency Akbar Al Baker will, presumably, no longer be referred to as "Chief." He is out as Qatar Airways Group CEO as of 5 November 2023 after 27 years at the helm, and it comes with almost no notice.
But, perhaps, there were signs over the past few weeks this was on the horizon.
Southwest Airlines reported record revenues in Q3 and delivered a $193 million profit. But the carrier says its fleet and network are still off-balance, with its 2024 growth outlook now reduced.
Some knives without blades are no longer permitted on planes. That is one of the key updates to the TSA's prohibited items list, published today. The updates also now account for air-powered firearms, creating standards which allow them to be carried as checked luggage.
Ancillary revenues held steady, but nearly everything else in Spirit Airlines' Q3 numbers is rough news. And 2024 isn't going to be a ton better, thanks to engine issues.
JetBlue will fly to Dublin and Edinburgh in Summer 2024 but will serve these markets slightly differently than its current London, Paris, and Amsterdam operations.