Some news yesterday from low cost carriers, and a cat:
American Trans Air (ATA) announced that it will add business class seats to its fleet, and its fares will be capped at $399 each way. It’s a great move for the carrier, where coach seats tap out at $299 each way, giving a further point of differentiation between themselves and, increasingly, network carriers who are removing first and business class.
After yesterday’s news about Canadian airline Westjet expanding into the US, we learn that another Canadian low cost carrier will be expanding. Jetsgo has purchased 18 (gaylord) Fokkers from American to expand its route network in Canada.
And TED will move into Dulles, hoping to snap up some of the slack left by Song, who is abandoning Dulles.
And finally, thanks to USA Today’s airline blog for this cat story. In short, a woman used 25,000 frequent fliler miles to fly a lost cat home from Fairbanks. Or something. I’ll be honest, I didn’t read the story.