3 Links I Love: Survey on Aviation Media, JetBlue Interview, the United Brand

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This week’s featured link:
Aviation and the Media Survey
There’s a lot of bad reporting out there about aviation, and now the American Aviation Institute is trying to get feedback on the aviation news media in this survey. This is meant for people who are close to the industry only. I’m not being compensated for this. I just hope that a healthy response with clear results could help to improve media coverage of this industry. (There’s always hope…)



Two for the road:
Industry Insider: Marty St. George, Executive Vice President – Commercial & Planning JetBlue Airways – Airport Business
The one and only Benet Wilson sits down with the one and only Marty St George for an interview that’s worth a read.


Editorial: United Airlines: Brand on life support – ATW
How weak is United’s brand these days? Here’s an editorial looking at it. I fully believe that just about any brand can be rehabilitated (think about Continental), and United should be no different. Others may feel otherwise.


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Has "Millennial mindset" just become a euphemism for "smart" and "decent" these days? Either way, it's welcome, especially when it comes to hotel design. -Deanna Ting
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