AirKarp en Will lie-flat seats become standard on US transcon flights? <div class="node-body blog-body">Delta has just added lie-flat seats on at least one daily flight on six more domestic routes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Interiors Airline Financials Airlines Opinions AirKarp Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:52:00 +0000 266251 at Alaska’s Cuba pullout signals death of US-Cuba air transport market <div class="node-body blog-body">Alaska’s Los Angeles-Havana daily flight was a good litmus test for the viability of the US-Cuba market.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airline Financials Airlines Opinions AirKarp Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:59:00 +0000 265831 at Surveying the US mainline passenger airline landscape <div class="node-body blog-body">Consolidation has whittled the US passenger airline business into 11 mainline carriers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airline Financials Airlines Opinions AirKarp Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000 264991 at Airlines need to master the art of the upsell <div class="node-body blog-body">As airlines roll out product segmentation, upselling becomes a critical element of the air transport business.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Interiors Airline Financials IT & Distribution Opinions AirKarp Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:57:00 +0000 264721 at Airbus-Bombardier CSeries shocker: First thoughts <div class="node-body blog-body">There will be much more to say about the blockbuster Airbus-Bombardier CSeries deal, in which Airbus will become the majority stakeholder in the CSeries program, in the days and weeks ahead. Here are a few initial thoughts…</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Opinions AirKarp Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0000 262751 at Basic economy is a success if it does NOT sell <div class="node-body blog-body">The success of basic economy 'isn’t how many people buy it, but how many people don’t buy it.' </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airline Financials Opinions AirKarp Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:26:00 +0000 262611 at Why the Delta CSeries order is worth all the trouble for Bombardier <div class="node-body blog-body">Bombardier believes Delta operating the CSeries will be the tipping point that puts the aircraft in high demand.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airframes Opinions AirKarp Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:04:00 +0000 260941 at FedEx’s Fred Smith puts e-commerce in perspective <div class="node-body blog-body">The notion that there is an inexorable march toward e-commerce dominating retail is not borne out by analysis, Smith says.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Airports & Routes Opinions AirKarp Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:23:00 +0000 260301 at White House’s sloppy talk imperils ATC reform <div class="node-body blog-body">White House support for Rep. Bill Shuster’s ATC reform plan presents a catch-22 for airlines.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Traffic Management Government Affairs Opinions AirKarp Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:49:00 +0000 259481 at Dueling Dallas views of US airline industry <div class="node-body blog-body">Is Doug Parker too optimistic? Is Gary Kelly too cautious?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airline Financials Airlines Opinions AirKarp Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:56:00 +0000 257251 at Can a partial shutdown of FAA be avoided? <div class="node-body blog-body">Don’t hold your breath waiting for an FAA reauthorization bill including major ATC reform to pass the US Congress. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Opinions AirKarp Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:27:00 +0000 256061 at Wait-and-see approach is still best on new US security requirements <div class="node-body blog-body">The foundation is in place for the new standards to be problematic for airlines down the road.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Opinions AirKarp Fri, 07 Jul 2017 20:46:00 +0000 253051 at Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban <div class="node-body blog-body">The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Gulf neighbors has not thwarted Qatar Airways’ ambitions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airlines Opinions AirKarp Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:34:00 +0000 251851 at Trump’s withdrawal from Paris is bad news for the ICAO emissions deal <div class="node-body blog-body">The hard truth is that CORSIA 'complements' Paris. The two agreements are inexorably linked.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Eco-Aviation Opinions AirKarp Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:07:00 +0000 249271 at Doug Parker: ‘Our stock is so undervalued it defies logic’ <div class="node-body blog-body">What will it take for Wall Street to buy into the notion that US airlines are safe—and even forward-thinking—investments?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airline Financials Airlines Opinions AirKarp Fri, 05 May 2017 18:26:00 +0000 246791 at