ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en Pigs might fly, but they shouldn’t do so as service animals http://atwonline.com/blog/pigs-might-fly-they-shouldn-t-do-so-service-animals <div class="node-body blog-body">Two US airlines, Delta and United, have issued stricter guidelines on what is required before a passenger can bring onboard an animal in an “emotional support” or “therapy” role.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/pigs-might-fly-they-shouldn-t-do-so-service-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/pigs-might-fly-they-shouldn-t-do-so-service-animals#comments Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:02:00 +0000 272251 at http://atwonline.com The Open Skies ‘big deal’ that isn’t http://atwonline.com/blog/open-skies-big-deal-isn-t <div class="node-body blog-body">American, Delta and United still have little to show for the millions of dollars they’ve spent on publicity campaigns and legal work aimed at curtailing the growth of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/open-skies-big-deal-isn-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/open-skies-big-deal-isn-t#comments Government Affairs Open Skies Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:06:00 +0000 271641 at http://atwonline.com Media reaction to ‘safest year’ for airlines is telling http://atwonline.com/blog/media-reaction-safest-year-airlines-telling <div class="node-body blog-body">Two reports issued at the start of the year hail good news for the air traveling public: 2017 was the safest year in history with no fatalities occurring on large commercial jets.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/media-reaction-safest-year-airlines-telling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/media-reaction-safest-year-airlines-telling#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:30:00 +0000 269181 at http://atwonline.com To the PSA pilot who made my Christmas Eve http://atwonline.com/blog/psa-pilot-who-made-my-christmas-eve <div class="node-body blog-body">It can often be the little things that make for great customer service, especially when things go wrong. Here’s a true Christmas Eve story of a PSA Airlines pilot who made a difference. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/psa-pilot-who-made-my-christmas-eve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/psa-pilot-who-made-my-christmas-eve#comments Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:05:00 +0000 269081 at http://atwonline.com Time is fast running out to prevent a Brexit aviation crisis http://atwonline.com/blog/time-fast-running-out-prevent-brexit-aviation-crisis <div class="node-body blog-body">With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about when replacement agreements will be secured to ensure uninterrupted commercial air traffic in and out of the UK.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/time-fast-running-out-prevent-brexit-aviation-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/time-fast-running-out-prevent-brexit-aviation-crisis#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:55:00 +0000 268231 at http://atwonline.com Editorial: Gulf Open Skies decision is right call http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-gulf-open-skies-decision-right-call <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite a renewed campaign against the hub Gulf carriers, the three US major airlines ended the year with essentially nothing gained.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-gulf-open-skies-decision-right-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-gulf-open-skies-decision-right-call#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:46:00 +0000 268091 at http://atwonline.com Customer service lessons for British Airways, Heathrow and all airlines http://atwonline.com/blog/customer-service-lessons-british-airways-heathrow-and-all-airlines <div class="node-body blog-body">A final update on my journey out of the London Heathrow chaos, along with a few takeaways that the incident made me think about, not just for the airline and airport directly involved, but for the wider industry.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/customer-service-lessons-british-airways-heathrow-and-all-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/customer-service-lessons-british-airways-heathrow-and-all-airlines#comments Airlines Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:17:00 +0000 267831 at http://atwonline.com British Airways, Heathrow & UK Border Force mess up big time http://atwonline.com/blog/british-airways-heathrow-uk-border-force-mess-big-time <div class="node-body blog-body">It's 3am, London time, Monday and I'm sitting on the floor of Heathrow Terminal 5.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/british-airways-heathrow-uk-border-force-mess-big-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/british-airways-heathrow-uk-border-force-mess-big-time#comments Airlines Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:06:00 +0000 267581 at http://atwonline.com Dubai Air Show: Ode to the Missing Man http://atwonline.com/blog/dubai-air-show-ode-missing-man <div class="node-body blog-body">As they walked the line at Dubai’s Fair, They met a man who wasn’t there. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/dubai-air-show-ode-missing-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/dubai-air-show-ode-missing-man#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:15:00 +0000 265581 at http://atwonline.com Cathay & Qatar: Who wins? http://atwonline.com/blog/cathay-qatar-who-wins <div class="node-body blog-body">At first glance, it’s difficult to see the gains that Qatar Airways’ stake in Cathay Pacific Airways brings to either airline. But dig deeper and there may be advantages that emerge from this new Chinese-Arab aviation relationship.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/cathay-qatar-who-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/cathay-qatar-who-wins#comments Airline Financials Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:09:00 +0000 264861 at http://atwonline.com EDITORIAL: Planes, Politics & Protectionism http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-planes-politics-protectionism <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s ironic that the US is seeing a surge in activity that smacks of protectionism under a Republican president; one who campaigned on his credentials as a businessman. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-planes-politics-protectionism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-planes-politics-protectionism#comments Airlines Government Affairs Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:51:00 +0000 262971 at http://atwonline.com Monarch’s fragile wings http://atwonline.com/blog/monarch-s-fragile-wings <div class="node-body blog-body">The collapse of UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines is bad for those travelers whose vacations are upended; worse for the almost 2,000 people who have lost their jobs with a company that has entered bankruptcy after 50 years of operating. But it should have come as no surprise, given what is happening in the European airline market.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/monarch-s-fragile-wings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/monarch-s-fragile-wings#comments Airline Financials Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 02 Oct 2017 20:00:00 +0000 261391 at http://atwonline.com Airline & aviation workers’ heroic acts in disaster-hit regions http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-aviation-workers-heroic-acts-disaster-hit-regions <div class="node-body blog-body">Harvey, Katia, Irma, Jose, Maria: a terrible family of destruction. And the brutal 2017 Atlantic hurricane season still has weeks to run and could potentially add more names to fear. I’d like to recognize here the ongoing dedication by the people of the commercial aviation industry who continue to support relief and aid efforts across all the regions affected.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-aviation-workers-heroic-acts-disaster-hit-regions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-aviation-workers-heroic-acts-disaster-hit-regions#comments Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:26:00 +0000 260191 at http://atwonline.com O’Leary’s Mea Culpa http://atwonline.com/blog/o-leary-s-mea-culpa <div class="node-body blog-body">Who thought we’d ever see the day that Michael O’Leary said sorry? </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/o-leary-s-mea-culpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/o-leary-s-mea-culpa#comments Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:38:00 +0000 259981 at http://atwonline.com Airport drinking; when to call time? http://atwonline.com/blog/airport-drinking-when-call-time <div class="node-body blog-body">Is limiting the number of alcoholic drinks each passenger can consume at an airport a good idea?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airport-drinking-when-call-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airport-drinking-when-call-time#comments Regulation Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:22:00 +0000 256751 at http://atwonline.com