MIAMI – There could not have been a more perfect Florida ambassador, and airline, than National Airlines. When the “Sunshine Airline” merged into Pan American World Airways in 1980, a uniquely Florida institution was lost. Arguably, it was the only airline that promoted a state as its marketing position andMORE HERE

An Ad Age piece by Al Ries on value pricing got me thinking even more about how crummy the airline business has become, and how un-important branding is to particularly our American airlines. The story is called Variable Pricing is the Ultimate Brand-Destroyer. His point is that because of valueMORE HERE

NEW YORK – Yes, one can still find a bit of glamour flying into or out of New York City, even though the terminals feel like the Port Authority and the runways are backed up at Newark, JFK and LaGuardia. For instance, Delta operates its Delta Shuttle out of PanMORE HERE