Why Are So Many Airlines Going Bankrupt?

Over time, there have been plenty of airlines that have either merged with, or been taken over by others. People Express merged with Continental (which later got taken over by United). AmericaWest merged with U.S. Air (which was later taken over by American) TWA was also acquired by American, while Northwest Orient was taken over by Delta.

All of those, and more, came about relatively slowly, over the decades. Yet since 2017, years, several airlines, mainly European ones, have wound up declaring bankruptcy. Thomas Cook Airlines is just the latest in a long but very recent line of airline failures. Adria. Aigle Azur. Airberlin. Cobalt. Monarch. Wow. XL Airways.

It can lead you to ask the question: why are so many airlines going bankrupt? Welp, here’s an explanation:

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Mystery Woman Sneaks Onto Flight, 7 Apps You Should Have When Traveling, I Wish Hotel Housekeeping Would Stop This, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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Mile For Mile, The Shortest Flight In The World Is Also The Most Expensive Economy Class Flight Out There

Headlines are always made when a new record is made for the longest non-stop flight in the world. When Singapore Airlines got the claim to fame when it relaunched its route between its hub at Singapore Changi International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, it was covered in Forbes, BBC News and lots of other media outlets from around the world.

You don’t read many of those kinds of articles about the shortest flight in the world. But then again, that record hasn’t been broken in the over 20 years since the world’s shortest commercial flight was established.

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Disney’s Failed Mobile Phone Service

Cell phone companies are always trying to prove why you should switch to them. Whether it’s a deal on certain phones, prices for specific plans, or technology one company offers that the others don’t, there’s almost always some reason why you may want to consider going from this provider to that one. A perfect example is when and why Joe and I switched from AT&T to T-Mobile, and it’s worked out great for us.

The “big four” mobile phone providers in the U.S. are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. But did you that about 15 years ago, Disney threw its hat into the cell phone company ring, as well? The story behind it, as well as how and why it eventually failed is pretty interesting. Take a look…

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Why I’m Considering AMEX Platinum, Uber Driver Scammed Me, Burned FL Keys AI Resort Reopening, + More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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