ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en Unruly passengers and bomb-threat tweeters should be made to pay http://atwonline.com/blog/unruly-passengers-and-bomb-threat-tweeters-should-be-made-pay <div class="node-body blog-body">Hands up, I’m not a Twitter fan. It has always seemed to me that something that begins with ‘twit’ should be avoided the way one skirts around bores at cocktail parties. But even if I’m wrong and Twitter really is a social revolution, this week’s incidents involving Twitter and airlines highlight the dangers of everyone being connected all the time to say anything they like, even if it’s no more than digital graffiti. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/unruly-passengers-and-bomb-threat-tweeters-should-be-made-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/unruly-passengers-and-bomb-threat-tweeters-should-be-made-pay#comments Airlines Regulation Safety ALPA American Airlines IATA ICAO tarmac delay Tokyo Convention twitter unruly passengers US Airways ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:55:00 +0000 122351 at http://atwonline.com Sydney to LAX in 45 minutes? Richard Branson is determined to make it happen. http://atwonline.com/blog/sydney-lax-45-minutes-richard-branson-determined-make-it-happen <div class="node-body blog-body">Virgin Group’s Sir Richard Branson added some star appeal in more ways than one at an aviation summit in Washington DC last week, where he shared insights on his quest to personally fly into space and to make that viable for the traveling public.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/sydney-lax-45-minutes-richard-branson-determined-make-it-happen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/sydney-lax-45-minutes-richard-branson-determined-make-it-happen#comments Airlines Technology ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:27:00 +0000 121351 at http://atwonline.com A pitch too far? http://atwonline.com/blog/pitch-too-far <div class="node-body blog-body">I have written in this space about the frenzy of media rumor, speculation and outright ridiculous theories trying to fill the void of factual information on the MH370 tragedy. Below is an email that turned up in my inbox today from a company PR. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/pitch-too-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/pitch-too-far#comments Airlines Components Daily News Safety ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:49:00 +0000 119681 at http://atwonline.com MH370: One step closer http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-one-step-closer <div class="node-body blog-body">The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, now focused on the south Indian Ocean, has turned into a full joint military exercise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-one-step-closer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-one-step-closer#comments ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:33:00 +0000 119421 at http://atwonline.com MH370: Who, Why, How? http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-who-why-how <div class="node-body blog-body">Today’s news from the Malaysia prime minister on the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is the worst scenario. Unimaginably awful for the relatives of those onboard, who must now deal with a whole raft of possibilities about what happened to their loved ones. And terrible for the airline industry, which once again becomes the weapon of choice for those with ill intent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-who-why-how" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-who-why-how#comments ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:07:00 +0000 118751 at http://atwonline.com MH370: Don’t credit the conspiracy theorists or the “experts” http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-don-t-credit-conspiracy-theorists-or-experts <div class="node-body blog-body">For a modern airliner simply to disappear without trace for almost five days, as Malaysia Airlines MH370 has done, is extraordinary and unimaginably distressing for those who are personally connected to the 227 passengers and 12 crew onboard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-don-t-credit-conspiracy-theorists-or-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-don-t-credit-conspiracy-theorists-or-experts#comments Airlines Safety ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:52:00 +0000 118181 at http://atwonline.com Getting answers to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 http://atwonline.com/blog/getting-answers-malaysia-airlines-flight-370 <div class="node-body blog-body">The terrible wait for more information on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200, continues. Little is known at this stage, but the sudden disappearance of a modern airliner is ominous.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/getting-answers-malaysia-airlines-flight-370" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/getting-answers-malaysia-airlines-flight-370#comments ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:46:00 +0000 117781 at http://atwonline.com Airlines should make the call on inflight phone calls http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-should-make-call-inflight-phone-calls <div class="node-body blog-body">To understand how US Congress works these days, examine its attitude towards the use of cellular phone use during flight. In a show of rare bipartisan solidarity, the US House of Representatives’ transport committee has unanimously passed a bill that would make it illegal for passengers to use their phones during US airline flights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-should-make-call-inflight-phone-calls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-should-make-call-inflight-phone-calls#comments ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:43:00 +0000 116031 at http://atwonline.com Europe’s pursuit of ETS is not green; it’s a fundraiser http://atwonline.com/blog/europe-s-pursuit-ets-not-green-it-s-fundraiser <div class="node-body blog-body">The more Europe “stands its ground” – its term on aviation emissions taxes, the more ridiculous it looks, not to say downright unstatesmanlike.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/europe-s-pursuit-ets-not-green-it-s-fundraiser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/europe-s-pursuit-ets-not-green-it-s-fundraiser#comments ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:32:00 +0000 113621 at http://atwonline.com The subsidy yawn http://atwonline.com/blog/subsidy-yawn <div class="node-body blog-body">Airbus and Boeing have renewed their public spat over subsidies. Yawn. Each side talks about leveling the playing field, legal versus illegal, millions versus billions. Which misses the point.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/subsidy-yawn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/subsidy-yawn#comments ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:26:00 +0000 112111 at http://atwonline.com Oops! Right State, wrong airport; Southwest gives passengers a detour http://atwonline.com/blog/oops-right-state-wrong-airport-southwest-gives-passengers-detour <div class="node-body blog-body">Lots of raised eyebrows after a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 somehow ended up at the wrong Missouri airport Sunday evening.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/oops-right-state-wrong-airport-southwest-gives-passengers-detour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/oops-right-state-wrong-airport-southwest-gives-passengers-detour#comments ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:36:00 +0000 111421 at http://atwonline.com Air rage, winter storms and passenger rights http://atwonline.com/blog/air-rage-winter-storms-and-passenger-rights <div class="node-body blog-body">A couple of general news headlines have caught my attention. First there is this report by the BBC covering a preliminary hearing into an alleged air rage incident on a Delta Air Lines flight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/air-rage-winter-storms-and-passenger-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/air-rage-winter-storms-and-passenger-rights#comments ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:53:00 +0000 110931 at http://atwonline.com Airline industry trend ins and outs http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-industry-trend-ins-and-outs <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s January 1, 2014. With 2013 behind us (and beautifully summed up by my colleague Aaron Karp), please indulge your editor – and bring along a touch of humor – as I name my picks for 10 what air transportation industry in and out trends. Feel free to dive in with comments or additions. Happy New Year!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-industry-trend-ins-and-outs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-industry-trend-ins-and-outs#comments ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:33:00 +0000 110381 at http://atwonline.com On inflight cell phone use, Delta CEO makes the right call http://atwonline.com/blog/inflight-cell-phone-use-delta-ceo-makes-right-call <div class="node-body blog-body">Delta Air Lines has taken the bull by the horns and said it will not allow cellular calls or internet-based voice communications onboard its flights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/inflight-cell-phone-use-delta-ceo-makes-right-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/inflight-cell-phone-use-delta-ceo-makes-right-call#comments CAA cellular phone Delta Air Lines FAA FCC IATA PEDs Richard Anderson ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:33:00 +0000 109611 at http://atwonline.com When are you too big to be a global alliance partner? http://atwonline.com/blog/when-are-you-too-big-be-global-alliance-partner <div class="node-body blog-body">Lufthansa Group’s intent to end the codeshare and frequent flyer arrangements that Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss have with Turkish Airlines has interesting implications for the future of the global alliances.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/when-are-you-too-big-be-global-alliance-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/when-are-you-too-big-be-global-alliance-partner#comments ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:11:00 +0000 107731 at http://atwonline.com