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Top of Mind Thursday November 19, 2020: Flying High

        It’s been a horrible year for the travel industry–and airlines in particular. The number of passengers carried this year vs. last year may be off by as much as 65%. In this kind of environment, it’s … Continue reading

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Top of Mind Thursday January 10, 2018: Come Fly Away

Herb Kelleher, the founder of Southwest Airlines, passed away last week at the age of 87. Though he had passed on the mantle of active leadership over 10 years ago, he remained involved with the company until his death. In … Continue reading

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Top of Mind Thursday April 19, 2018: Nerves of Steel

On Tuesday, a Southwest Airlines jet lost an engine on a flight from New York to Dallas. The resulting explosion shattered a window, depressurizing the plane, and hurling shrapnel towards a passenger who later died from her injuries. But the … Continue reading

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Why the Spirit Doesn’t Move Me…and Other Lessons from Air Travel

It seems every time you turn around, an airline is trying to find another way to charge passengers to use their services. The latest episode involves Spirit Airlines’ recent decision to charge passengers for carry-on luggage. This comes after most … Continue reading

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