Airlines are in the process of radically rethinking their premium class offerings. They should not forget about the next generation of passengers.
Airlines tend to follow each other, so expect more carriers to defer orders for big jets in the near future.
Airlines and Wall Street analysts are complaining about lower revenues, but that has been great news for consumers, who can take advantage of historically low ticket prices.
These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.
The network router outage is dealing havoc with Southwest's schedules as crews have found themselves out of position for their next flights.
American is getting even better at wringing revenue out of its customers.
The FAA didn't find Allegiant's safety lapses as to be so extensive as to warrant enforcement action. On the other hand, there is cause for concern because deficiencies were found in several areas of the airline's operations.
The pack mentality is to cut growth plans for later this year to boost fares and that's exactly what American is doing.
Everything is moving so slowly around the disappearance of flight MH370, including the implementation of safety reforms and the search for the missing plane.
Other airlines are cutting short-term capacity, but Southwest Airlines has no desire to follow the pack.