The Fortified Legacy: How Private Jets Industry Increased Inequality

Somewhere over a fly-over state. Forty-two thousand feet above, a business jet is cruising 420 knots Southwest. Sipping Maojian tea parceled from China less than 48 hour after picked, checking out the marvelous scenery outside that Embraer Legacy 650, that business executive leans cozily on Hemes leather seat. Only an hour towards Palo Alto airport. […]

Nov.5th: Can Selling Fried Dough Safe Airlines: Reflection on “Popularity” and “Effectiveness”

Translated Nov.10th, 2020. Preface: Is a million dollar a big amount?Operated no destination flights, retailed in-flight supplies, even opened fried dough stands, international carriers try every possible attempt to mediate cash burn caused by flights toboggan. While in domestic market, under a stability rising economy, load factor has fully recovered with a lower pair fare. […]

Portfolio: The View

BIO AS AN ARTISTWho is Martin? Researcher, orienteer, debater; applicant, student, tutor; son, confidant, motivator, even philosopher. Most importantly, an enthusiastic plane spotter & amateur artist. For me, art is neither a form to make revolutionary difference from models and data like me as an academic researcher, nor a media for record-breaking and fame-earning as […]

Sep.9th: Will They Follow? A Discussion on The Possibility for Chinese Domestic Airlines to Cancel Change Fees

IntroductionOn August 30, 2020, United Airlines announced an exemption on domestic ticket change fees, along with same-day free stand-by for frequent fliers. Delta Air Lines and American Airlines followed suit a day later, promulgated similar policies focusing on making re-schedule free-of-charge. There must be distinct benefit for three major carriers in United States to waived […]

Jun.21st: How China Eastern’s “Weekend Pass” Enhance Customer Loyalty?

Introduction: This article aims to analyze how China Eastern Airline’s “Weekend Pass” enhance customer loyalty, and points out an viable way for future FFP macro strategies. Outline: Introduction to FFP and its long-lasting problemHow “Weekend Pass” aims to solve them: on the macro level.Outlook of future FFP program. 1.Introduction & Long-Lasting Problem Frequent Flyer Program […]

Jun.14th: It Fuses! CAAC’s Fusing Policy in Action

Introduction: In the morning of Jun.14th, the first “fusing” suspension was given to China Southern flight CZ392 from Dhaka to Guangzhou. This article based on the previous analysis on the “fusing” policy, (, with the framework of (, quantitively analyzes how much airlines and travelers economics loss is, and forecasts a possible solution. Disclaimer:  The […]

Jun.11th: Has the Turning Point Come?

Introduction: This article references IATA’s report on Jul.9th and OAG’s Webinar in Jul.10th, aiming to use IATA’s forecasting structure find when will be the turning point in terms of revenue. On Jun.9th, IATA updates the semi-annually report: “Air Industry Economics Performance”, as a macro analysis, with both charts and PowerPoint. The conclusion is that “turning […]

Jun.4th: Audacious Innovation with Clear Rules

Introduction: In Jun.4th Beijing time, Civil Aviation Administration of China carries out its [2020]27 document. In the document, the Phase Five flight plans (widely refer as “5*1 in Martinview) is relaxed. Also, an innovation of using “fusing” policies similar in stock market is on the way. To sum up this document, it has clear rules […]

Jun.6th: Traffic Rights: CAAC and FAA Still in a Game

Introduction:In the beginning of Jun.6th, FAA cancels the travel restrictions between Chinese and American route, as a response of CAAC’s announcement of “5*1” policy relaxation. According to that, more airlines can fly to and from China. The “fusing” policy, as discussed in previous report (, aims to decrease the incoming confirmed cases. For the game […]

May.25th: Booking pattern changes!

Introduction: In May.22nd, IATA carries out the chart for this week. The chart analyzes the booking pattern of Chinese domestic market in 2019 and 2020 March to May. This article aims to describe the trend and how the three reasons IATA points out affects. Moreover, the second part will answer a question in Martinview’s first […]