Unfortunate News

This morning’s newspaper contained word that Aloha Airlines has gone into bankrupcy. For background, see my earlier post: A Bizarre Development in Hawaii’s Airline War . This does not necessarily mean Aloha’s demise — they have been in and out of Chapter 11 before — but it can be considered another step forward in Mesa Air’s stated objective* of driving Aloha out of business. That would be a great pity … but this is nevertheless a win of sorts for Mesa, which is run by a real corporate shark. What positive contribution to society do these ruthless people make, anyway? Answer: Not very damn much!

* This statement — or words to that effect — was found in one or more of Mesa’s internal documents which became public as the result of lawsuits against Mesa filed by Aloha and Hawaiian Airlines.