ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en Child border policy brings US airlines into political fray http://atwonline.com/blog/child-border-policy-brings-us-airlines-political-fray <div class="node-body blog-body">The scandal over children being separated from their parents by US border officials at the US-Mexico border has drawn some of America’s largest airlines into the political debate.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/child-border-policy-brings-us-airlines-political-fray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/child-border-policy-brings-us-airlines-political-fray#comments Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:11:00 +0000 284911 at http://atwonline.com IATA’s other imbalance is the lack of LCCs http://atwonline.com/blog/iata-s-other-imbalance-lack-lccs <div class="node-body blog-body">IATA’s board chairman, Akbar al Baker, created a lot of controversy last week when he ended the IATA AGM in Sydney by telling reporters that “only a man” could run an airline (for which he later apologized). This followed a media stir when IATA issued a photograph of its board members, comprising 25 men and just one woman. But gender inequality is not the only imbalance in IATA’s ranks.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/iata-s-other-imbalance-lack-lccs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/iata-s-other-imbalance-lack-lccs#comments Associations Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:30:00 +0000 283951 at http://atwonline.com Lufthansa-Air France or BA-Air France? http://atwonline.com/blog/lufthansa-air-france-or-ba-air-france <div class="node-body blog-body">Today's news that Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac will offer his resignation next week raises questions.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/lufthansa-air-france-or-ba-air-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/lufthansa-air-france-or-ba-air-france#comments Labor Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 04 May 2018 18:14:00 +0000 280641 at http://atwonline.com “Finally” is all that can be said about House FAA reauthorization bill http://atwonline.com/blog/finally-all-can-be-said-about-house-faa-reauthorization-bill <div class="node-body blog-body">In the end, there’s not a whole lot you can say about the US House FAA reauthorization bill other than it’s done.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/finally-all-can-be-said-about-house-faa-reauthorization-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/finally-all-can-be-said-about-house-faa-reauthorization-bill#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 27 Apr 2018 18:50:00 +0000 279891 at http://atwonline.com Southwest’s ‘LUV’ heart beats through tragedy http://atwonline.com/blog/southwest-s-luv-heart-beats-through-tragedy <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s not something that any airline wants to be in a position to “get right,” but what Gary Kelly and his team at Southwest Airlines have demonstrated is the textbook way to respond to a disaster.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/southwest-s-luv-heart-beats-through-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/southwest-s-luv-heart-beats-through-tragedy#comments Airlines Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:29:00 +0000 278821 at http://atwonline.com Boeing is a pawn, but not the target, in the US-China trade war http://atwonline.com/blog/boeing-pawn-not-target-us-china-trade-war <div class="node-body blog-body">China’s retaliatory 25% trade tariffs on certain goods it imports from the US comes as no surprise. What’s more interesting is how China has limited how the tariff applies to Boeing airliners.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/boeing-pawn-not-target-us-china-trade-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/boeing-pawn-not-target-us-china-trade-war#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Manufacturers Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:03:00 +0000 277651 at http://atwonline.com O’Leary’s winning hand with Lauda http://atwonline.com/blog/o-leary-s-winning-hand-lauda <div class="node-body blog-body">Michael O’Leary must have played a lot of Risk as a boy. And he frequently won, judging by how he played his hand over LaudaMotion, a prize that was keenly sought by Lufthansa and British Airways owner IAG.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/o-leary-s-winning-hand-lauda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/o-leary-s-winning-hand-lauda#comments Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:25:00 +0000 276101 at http://atwonline.com The airline industry’s glass ceiling http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-industry-s-glass-ceiling <div class="node-body blog-body">Today is National Women’s Day. I’m not typically one of those who lauds achievements purely based on the gender of those who achieved, but a vexing question remains: why are there still so few women running airlines?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-industry-s-glass-ceiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-industry-s-glass-ceiling#comments Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:44:00 +0000 275171 at http://atwonline.com Delta CEO takes the high road http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-ceo-takes-high-road <div class="node-body blog-body">Delta Air Lines has withdrawn its discount offer for members of the US National Rifle Association (NRA) following the mass shooting in February at a Florida school that left 17 students and staff dead. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-ceo-takes-high-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-ceo-takes-high-road#comments Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 02 Mar 2018 20:43:00 +0000 274611 at http://atwonline.com 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