R.D. Sussmann-Dewberry

RD has been involved with the airline industry for over 20 years and is an active travel consultant and airline analyst. R.D. is also a huge #Avgeek and theme park enthusiast.
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Editorial: Chester Marries a Virgin

A detailed editorial about Alaska's $2.6 billion takeover of Virgin America. What happens as these two very different airlines work to combine into one and why did Alaska pay so much?

The Middle East 3 & You: Or Why We Should Welcome Their Competition!

Why the U.S. airlines are fighting again the Middle East 3 and why we should be all for Qatar, Emirates & Etihad expanding service in the U.S.

Shuttle Diplomacy Part 2: Deregulation, Trump & Into the Future

Part two of our history of air shuttles. Deregulation in the 70's, the rise of the Trump shuttle and where we go from here as US Airways fades into the sunset.

Shuttle Diplomacy: The Rise of American Aviation’s Backbone

A history of air shuttles from their roots in the 1920s through the dog days of the 1970's when Southwest entered the market causing $13 fares.

United Untied – What Happened to this Once Great Airline?

In light of their recent change of leadership, here is a look at the history of United Airlines and how it has turned into a shell of what it once was.

Low Cost Carriers: The rise, fall, rise, fall, and rise again of the basic airline – Part 2

Part 2 of a look at the history and evolution of low cost carriers in the United States.

Low Cost Carriers: The rise, fall, rise, fall, and rise again of the basic airline.

A look at the history and evolution of low cost carriers in the United States from their humble beginnings after WWII to their modern rebirth folllowing September 11, 2001.
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