ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en The future of airport service is at JFK T4 – and it works! http://atwonline.com/blog/future-airport-service-jfk-t4-and-it-works <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m at New York JFK Terminal 4 between flights from DCA and GVA and there is something very interesting happening here that I think marks the future for great airport customer service.</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/future-airport-service-jfk-t4-and-it-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/future-airport-service-jfk-t4-and-it-works#comments Airports & Routes Opinions Delta iPad JFK New Jersey New York Schiphol T4 ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:40:00 +0000 148881 at http://atwonline.com Sanctions against Asiana won’t improve industry safety http://atwonline.com/blog/sanctions-against-asiana-won-t-improve-industry-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">The Korean government has ordered Seoul-based Asiana Airlines to suspend its flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for a 45-day period as a penalty for the July 6, 2013 crash of a Boeing 777-200ER at that airport.</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/sanctions-against-asiana-won-t-improve-industry-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/sanctions-against-asiana-won-t-improve-industry-safety#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Blogs Safety 777 AAPA Asiana Boeing Flight 214 IATA NTSB ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:07:00 +0000 147131 at http://atwonline.com What now for Richard Branson’s space travel dreams? http://atwonline.com/blog/what-now-richard-branson-s-space-travel-dreams <div class="node-body blog-body">A tragic day today for Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic program, with news that test vehicle SpaceShipTwo has crashed into the Mohave Desert. One of the pilots was killed and the other injured, it was reported.</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/what-now-richard-branson-s-space-travel-dreams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/what-now-richard-branson-s-space-travel-dreams#comments Airlines Blogs Technology Delta Air Lines Richard Anderson Richard Branson SpaceShipTwo Virgin Atlantic Virgin Galactic ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:52:00 +0000 144401 at http://atwonline.com Is it a Car, is it a Plane? The Aeromobil is both. Stylish too! http://atwonline.com/blog/it-car-it-plane-aeromobil-both-stylish-too <div class="node-body blog-body">Check these videos out of the Aeromobil, an automobile that transforms into an aircraft. The company Aeromobil is cofounded by Slovak Stefan Klein and Juraj Vaculik. It’s a propeller-driven aircraft that also functions as a car.</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/it-car-it-plane-aeromobil-both-stylish-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/it-car-it-plane-aeromobil-both-stylish-too#comments Blogs Aeromobil Airbus BMW Boeing Mercedes ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:18:00 +0000 143981 at http://atwonline.com What Mickey Mouse might have to say to airline execs http://atwonline.com/blog/what-mickey-mouse-might-have-say-airline-execs <div class="node-body blog-body">I’ve just returned from a work trip in Orlando, where I stayed in a DisneyWorld hotel. I was at their lowest-cost Stars hotels, which are probably the Disney equivalent of a low cost carrier. They have motel-like rooms, basic but clean and with all the Disney touches. So what has this to do with the air transportation industry? Well, in the two nights I stayed there it occurred to me there’s a lot that airline and airport managers could learn from Mickey. </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/what-mickey-mouse-might-have-say-airline-execs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/what-mickey-mouse-might-have-say-airline-execs#comments Airlines Blogs Airports & Routes ancillary services bundling Disney Orlando Airport ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:46:00 +0000 143531 at http://atwonline.com Love United's new safety video http://atwonline.com/blog/love-uniteds-new-safety-video <div class="node-body blog-body">I flew on a United 777 yesterday from Washington Dulles to Frankfurt and was impressed by their new safety video, which you can see here on YouTube.</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/love-uniteds-new-safety-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/love-uniteds-new-safety-video#comments Airlines Safety safety video united airlines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:29:00 +0000 141361 at http://atwonline.com Pilots’ strike may be over, but Air France is still in danger http://atwonline.com/blog/pilots-strike-may-be-over-air-france-still-danger <div class="node-body blog-body">Air France pilots have ended their two-week strike, which according to the carrier was costing some €20 million ($26 million) per day. But the real cost of this shameful outcome could be much higher.</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/pilots-strike-may-be-over-air-france-still-danger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/pilots-strike-may-be-over-air-france-still-danger#comments Airlines Labor Opinions 737 Air France Boeing KLM low cost carriers Transavia ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:57:00 +0000 140351 at http://atwonline.com Airbus’ dual celebration day in Toulouse and Hamburg http://atwonline.com/blog/airbus-dual-celebration-day-toulouse-and-hamburg <div class="node-body blog-body">Busy day today, Sept. 25, at both of Airbus’ major European facilities. In Toulouse this morning, the A320neo took its maiden flight, while in Hamburg this afternoon Etihad Airways will see the roll-out of its first A380. I’m in Hamburg for that roll-out and there have been hints that news will also be delivered along with the aircraft. Of course, this particular A380 is news in itself because when it begins service in December, it will be the first “hotel in the sky” with include an ultra-premium, two-person “Residence” class along with first-class “Apartments.” </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/airbus-dual-celebration-day-toulouse-and-hamburg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airbus-dual-celebration-day-toulouse-and-hamburg#comments Airlines Aircraft & Engines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:05:00 +0000 140011 at http://atwonline.com Norwegian Air dismissal would undermine EU-US Open Skies http://atwonline.com/blog/norwegian-air-dismissal-would-undermine-eu-us-open-skies <div class="node-body blog-body">Some six months after Norwegian Air Shuttle applied for US permission to launch flights of its long-haul, low-cost operation, Norwegian Air International (NAI), between Europe and the US, the company is still waiting for a yes or no from the Department of Transportation. Though a decision was hoped for this week, NAS said today that DOT has announced it needs yet more time.</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/norwegian-air-dismissal-would-undermine-eu-us-open-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/norwegian-air-dismissal-would-undermine-eu-us-open-skies#comments Airlines Open Skies Regulation ALPA Department of Transportation European Commission Heathrow NAI NAS Norwegian Air International Norwegian Air Shuttle Open Skies ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:33:00 +0000 137431 at http://atwonline.com United seat-lock guy shows what a sad society we’ve become http://atwonline.com/blog/united-seat-lock-guy-shows-what-sad-society-we-ve-become <div class="node-body blog-body">An incident this week involving two United Airlines’ passengers who apparently got into an argument after one used a gadget to stop the other from reclining her seat is causing quite a bit of general media interest. It seems that one passenger had acquired a gadget that is inserted in the back of the seat in front, making it impossible for that seat to be reclined. The guy wanted to use his laptop. </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/united-seat-lock-guy-shows-what-sad-society-we-ve-become" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/united-seat-lock-guy-shows-what-sad-society-we-ve-become#comments Airlines Associations Regulation Safety IATA ICAO united airlines unruly passenger ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:10:00 +0000 136771 at http://atwonline.com The story behind the story of the Boeing-Delta Ex-Im bank spat? http://atwonline.com/blog/story-behind-story-boeing-delta-ex-im-bank-spat <div class="node-body blog-body">There is a curious war of words going on between Boeing and Delta Air Lines over the US Export-Import Bank, as detailed in my colleague Madhu Unnikrishnan’s story. In short, Delta CEO Richard Anderson has gone on a high-profile campaign against Ex-Im, saying its loan guarantees to non-US carriers such as Emirates to purchase Boeing widebodies provides an unfair advantage over US carriers. </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/story-behind-story-boeing-delta-ex-im-bank-spat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/story-behind-story-boeing-delta-ex-im-bank-spat#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Manufacturers 777 787 A330 A350 Airbus ALPA Boeing Delta Air Lines Ex-Im bank ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:04:00 +0000 135581 at http://atwonline.com Rockets, airports, image and economies http://atwonline.com/blog/rockets-airports-image-and-economies <div class="node-body blog-body">Further to my blog on bans (or not) on flying into Tel Aviv while there are rockets firing in the area, here is an excerpt from an article in the Washington Post Wednesday by authors Anne Gearan, Sudarsan Raghavan and William Booth:</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/rockets-airports-image-and-economies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/rockets-airports-image-and-economies#comments Airlines Security Safety FAA rocket Tel Aviv ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:47:00 +0000 133151 at http://atwonline.com Delta CEO talks about his Tel Aviv decision and his carrier’s “higher duty of care” http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-ceo-talks-about-his-tel-aviv-decision-and-his-carrier-s-higher-duty-care <div class="node-body blog-body">In an interview today on US station CNBC, Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson talks about his airline’s decision to suspend flights to Tel Aviv before FAA issued a ban.</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/delta-ceo-talks-about-his-tel-aviv-decision-and-his-carrier-s-higher-duty-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-ceo-talks-about-his-tel-aviv-decision-and-his-carrier-s-higher-duty-care#comments Airlines Regulation Security Safety 747 Boeing Delta Air Lines EASA FAA Lufthansa MH17 Tel Aviv ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:10:00 +0000 133071 at http://atwonline.com Airlines can take the high road on MH17 via airshow boycott http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-can-take-high-road-mh17-airshow-boycott <div class="node-body blog-body">If, as now seems likely, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and the 295 people on board were casualties of war, then this is tragically not the first time. But it should be the last. One outcome of this crash will likely be scrutiny of who determines and governs those airspace routes that are deemed unsafe for commercial airliners. </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-can-take-high-road-mh17-airshow-boycott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-can-take-high-road-mh17-airshow-boycott#comments Airlines Associations Regulation Safety Operations Opinions 777 : Malaysia Airlines Boeing Farnborough IATA ICAO MH17 MH370 ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:38:00 +0000 132551 at http://atwonline.com MH17: The unthinkable happens http://atwonline.com/blog/mh17-unthinkable-happens <div class="node-body blog-body">The entire air transport industry as well as the traveling public is in shock today as we come to terms with the second catastrophic loss of a Boeing 777, one of aviation’s most revered, safe and reliable aircraft.</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/mh17-unthinkable-happens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/mh17-unthinkable-happens#comments Airframes Airlines Security Safety Opinions 777 Boeing Malaysia Airlines MH17 MH370 ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:43:00 +0000 132381 at http://atwonline.com