Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Justin Bachman


Rochester, MN, United States

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Past articles by Justin:

Viasat Warns of Satellite Collisions in Spat With SpaceX

The two broadband-from-space companies are dueling via barbed FCC filings. → Read More

Wi-Fi Connection on US Airlines Planes Is About to Get a Lot Better

Fast, reliable Wi-Fi on a plane is as unlikely as sitting in a row with an empty seat. But the era of lost connectivity while airborne may be ending. → Read More

Elon Musk’s Starship ready for launch in a ‘couple of months’

'The sales pitch for going to Mars is it’s going to be cramped, dangerous and difficult.' → Read More

New Airline Bets You’ll Stop in Alaska for a Cheaper Flight to Asia

Northern Pacific figures leisure travelers won’t mind making a connection in Anchorage to save 20% on fares. → Read More

Musk Taunts Bernie Sanders, Suggests He’d Sell More Tesla Stock

Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest person, began his Sunday sparring with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who tweeted a day earlier that “we must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share.” Musk even raised the notion of selling more of his Tesla Inc. shares, which would require him to pay taxes on the gains. → Read More

SpaceX Vision for New Era of Travel Starts With a Trip for Four

A three-day orbital cruise with regular people could herald the advent of spaceflight for those who can pay → Read More

United Air Adds Preflight Snacks-Order Option in Economy Cabins

United Airlines Holdings Inc. will let passengers sitting in its economy cabins order snacks, meals and drinks before longer flights, a change that could better align galley provisioning with customer demand and help the carrier convey a more premium travel experience. → Read More

Richard Branson’s Space Jaunt Worth $841 Million for Virgin Galactic

Richard Branson’s rocket-powered flight more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) above Earth is taking investors in his space-tourism company to new heights. → Read More

Branson, Virgin Galactic Crew Pull Off Key Test Flight to Space

Billionaire Richard Branson and five Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. employees pulled off a key test flight to space, bolstering the company’s plans to debut tourism trips next year. Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity, with billionaire Richard Branson on board, after detaching from VMS Eve on July 11. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The VSS Unity space plane glided back through sunny… → Read More

United Air Bets on Three Summer European Spots Open to Americans

United Airlines Holdings Inc. will fly three new seasonal routes to Europe as the carrier tries to capitalize on business in destinations now open to Americans ready to fly internationally. → Read More

New Space Race Shoots for Moon and Mars on a Budget

The first space race was a competition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union for national pride and military advantage. Now NASA is farming out missions to private companies, and other countries have joined the race — notably China and India. The moon and Mars remain tantalizing goals for many nations, as are the technological advances that space exploration can drive. → Read More

SpaceX, NASA Ready First Commercial Taxi Trip to Space Station

(Bloomberg) -- The International Space Station is about to get more crowded. NASA will launch four astronauts aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule this weekend in the company’s first regular crew rotation to the orbiting lab. → Read More

Another Regional Airline Falls to the Covid-19 Recession

ExpressJet’s CEO says the hub-and-spoke carrier model still has a future, even if his airline doesn’t. → Read More

Virgin Galactic Unveils a Spaceship Cabin Fit for the Very Rich

The great unknown and creature comforts lure would-be astronauts with $250,000 to spend. Flights may start this year. → Read More

United to slash management, office staff after aid runs out

United Airlines will cut at least 30% of its managerial and administrative jobs when government restrictions lift in October, bracing for a prolonged travel slump in the age of covid-19. In addition to cutting the roughly 3,500 positions, the company will require that management and administrative employees take 20 days off without pay between May 16 and Sept. 30 to help pare costs, Kate Gebo,… → Read More

Pelosi Joins Critics of Mnuchin’s Airline Stock-For-Aid Plan

Leading House Democrats criticized the conditions the U.S. Treasury Department has proposed for providing emergency payroll-assistance grants to airlines, joining a growing backlash by industry and union groups. → Read More

JPMorgan, United Airlines Renew Credit-Card Deal Into 2029

United Airlines Holdings Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. renewed their longtime credit-card partnership through 2029, capping months of negotiations. → Read More

JPMorgan Sweetens Rewards on United Cards After Airline’s Gripes

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and United Airlines Holdings Inc. sweetened rewards on their credit cards as the companies continue to renegotiate the terms of their longtime partnership. → Read More

The next generation of aircraft will track your bathroom visits

Attention airline bathroom loiterers: The next generation of Airbus aircraft will track how long you've been in there. It's all part of an effort to make commercial cabins a digitally aware domain. The program is Airbus's bid to raise the Internet of Things-that buzz-phrase for connected household gadgets-to cruising altitude. The Airbus Connected Experience aims to give flight attendants a more… → Read More

Hedge Funds Are Tracking Private Jets to Find the Next Megadeal

If you have a meeting with Warren Buffett in Omaha and you want to keep it a secret, consider driving. The airports are being watched. In April, a stock research firm told clients that a Gulfstream V owned by Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. → Read More