Airlines aren't in the business of giving stuff away for free any more, so expect more airlines to consider seat auctions or other ways to monetize items they used to give away to loyal flyers.
Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue Airlines are once again ganging up on Delta. But this time it's about Mexico, not the Middle East.
Hawaiian Airlines is introducing new business class seats. But if you live in the mainland United States, you may not see a lot of them.
What's not to love about Hawaii? The extended codeshare service between JetBlue and Hawaiian will also strengthen both airlines by creating new connections from the East coast to the islands, and beyond, for travellers from the U.S. and Asia.
The author is under the mistaken assumption that the primary purpose of loyalty programs is to make customers feel good. It's not.
The only bump for Hawaiian this year has been its rare toppling in August from the on-time throne by Delta.
It's a beautiful seat that will be popular with passengers. It's also both classy and smart of Hawaiian to give new suppliers a chance to earn their business, at a time when larger industry suppliers are overwhelmed by orders.
After win after win after win, Hawaiian Air had to fall one day. Spirit may well be the lifetime winner of poor performance, though.
Punctuality is an aspect of the flight experience that really matters both to the passenger and airlines' bottom lines.
With the Haneda Airport slot coveted for its attractiveness to business travelers, it would be shocking if Hawaiian beats out American Airlines for the position. Delta will have a lot more to say about this, as well.