Two Song Boeing 757-200s (Photo: Anthony92931 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Opinion: Bring Back the U.S. Legacy Airline Backed Low-Cost Carriers

With a majority of the U.S.'s legacy carriers rolling out basic economy coupled with recent financial success, could it be time to see the return of the carrier within a carrier? If legacy airlines ever wanted to experiment with a low-cost carrier subsidy, now is the time. Most of the traveling public will remember the early 2000s when Delta rolled out Song to combat jetBlue and United rolled out Ted to fight Frontier. However, poor timing, high labor costs, and…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Ted Airlines

Ted was formed by United around the same time that Delta was creating their own low cost carrier, Song. The two carriers were similar due to the fact that they were focusing on fighting low cost carriers and offer low fares to leisure destinations. Both Ted and Song were created…