Numlock Sunday: Ethan Klapper on Flying in 2020
By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about what they wrote.
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This week, I spoke to Ethan Klapper who wrote “September struggle? A trifecta of issues could make September one of the most difficult months yet for airlines” for his newsletter Bluer Skies. Here's what I wrote about it:
Next month Spirit and Allegiant Airlines will each operate at about 80 percent of their July 2019 schedule, which is among the highest across the airlines. United will operate at about 30 percent of July 2019 levels, Delta 38 percent, American 55 percent, Jet Blue somewhere between 50 and 60 percent, and Southwest 65 percent to…