AirKarp en 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 US mainline-regional system likely contributed to bumping incident <div class="node-body blog-body">I can’t help but wonder if the Byzantine relationship between mainlines and regionals is partly to blame for this incident.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Opinions AirKarp Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:18:00 +0000 244751 at Casting a cloud over a movie star & a little boy sharing carrot juice <div class="node-body blog-body">Have years of work by Emirates and other airlines to cultivate a safe, friendly image in the US been spoiled in one fell swoop?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Security Airports & Routes Opinions AirKarp Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:14:00 +0000 242131 at Trump’s TSA bombshell <div class="node-body blog-body">The president is proposing a radical change in how aviation security is funded in the US. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Traffic Management Airlines Security Opinions AirKarp Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:57:00 +0000 241531 at Airline paradox: Punished by Wall Street for a high completion factor <div class="node-body blog-body">US airlines and Wall Street have had a running debate over how much unit revenue performance means.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airline Financials Airlines Opinions AirKarp Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:05:00 +0000 240911 at Express cargo’s big shift <div class="node-body blog-body">Express cargo companies are scrambling to keep up with the e-commerce monster they helped spawn.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Airports & Routes Opinions AirKarp Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:49:00 +0000 239791 at Not all US domestic routes are created equal <div class="node-body blog-body">For years, US airlines basically treated a 45-90-minute hop the same as a 5-hour transcontinental flight.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airline Financials Airlines Cabin Interiors & Connectivity Opinions AirKarp Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:06:00 +0000 238981 at ‘Basic economy’ is a reasonable business decision for airlines <div class="node-body blog-body">It's about much more than overhead bin carry-on bag restrictions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airline Financials Airlines Opinions AirKarp Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:18:00 +0000 236221 at