Monthly Archives: August 2011

ipads on BA

Not iMpressed There are times when hype meets reality and the impact is ugly.  As I sit onboard a BA plane bound for San Francisco (except that we are still at the terminal and have moved nowhere for about 90 … Continue reading

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Are you guilty of legacy thinking?

Google buys Motorola Mobility Isn’t Google supposed to be an advertising company with a search engine attached?  So what does their acquisition of Motorola Mobility for a cool US$12 billion say about their thinking?  Well, it certainly isn’t legacy thinking! … Continue reading

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United FFP changes?

The rumour mill In keeping with it being silly season for reporters here in the UK I thought I’d make some comment on what the rumour mill is saying about what United might be planning for its Frequent Flyer program. … Continue reading

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All change downunder

The sand carriers impact BA and QF British Airways and Qantas have, for many years, operated a joint business operation on the kangaroo routes.  It has been, in some ways an odd arrangement as, for example, the route via Hong … Continue reading

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Selling Chopsticks to China

Not a silly season story August, at least here in the UK, is generally a quiet month bereft of news.  As a result news is thin on the ground and stories that would normally never gain any airtime hog the … Continue reading

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Marketing Airline Fares

What’s the actual price paid? In an excellent piece in Aviation Week, Andrew Compart, gives an update to what is happening with the US Department of Transport and a number of leading airlines.  You can read the full article here … Continue reading

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Multiplus helps power TAM’s profits

Multiplus is major highlight For those of you not familiar with Multiplus, is the coalition loyalty program that was IPO’ed by TAM back in 2010.  Linked in with their Frequent Flyer Program it is interesting to note that Multiplus was … Continue reading

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Virgin Atlantic Results

Back in the black Virgin Atlantic has just announced its results for its latest financial year.  It is back in the black after the previous years loss.  They seem to be riding much the same trend as many in the … Continue reading

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The Wallet in the Cloud

Visa out to dominate mobile payments There has been a lot of talk about mobile payments and how it is the future.  In some markets, like Kenya, it isn’t talk it is already one of the preferred ways of making … Continue reading

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Payment Surcharging – Lufthansa update

Surcharging in all channels Following on from Monday’s post about payment surcharging, Lufthansa has just announced that it is opening up another couple of fronts in this battle.  On the first hand it is extending the countries where surcharges will … Continue reading

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