ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed Karen Walker Blog en Brexit teeters on chaos and still no air transport plan http://atwonline.com/blog/brexit-teeters-chaos-and-still-no-air-transport-plan <div class="node-body blog-body">No deal, botched deal, backstop. Brexit, a word not coined just a few short years ago, has become a common noun with its own set of adjectives and adverbs.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/brexit-teeters-chaos-and-still-no-air-transport-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/brexit-teeters-chaos-and-still-no-air-transport-plan#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:19:00 +0000 299241 at http://atwonline.com Disturbing Vegas controller recording http://atwonline.com/blog/disturbing-vegas-controller-recording <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m posting this blog with a link to what is believed to be a recording of the conversations between a Las Vegas tower controller and a number of pilots in an incident Nov. 7 that led to FAA issuing a new controller staffing policy today.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/disturbing-vegas-controller-recording" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/disturbing-vegas-controller-recording#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:57:00 +0000 298731 at http://atwonline.com BA works out the meaning of customer service http://atwonline.com/blog/ba-works-out-meaning-customer-service <div class="node-body blog-body">British Airways has announced a company-wide initiative to train and empower its staff to be more service orientated. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/ba-works-out-meaning-customer-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/ba-works-out-meaning-customer-service#comments Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:38:00 +0000 297111 at http://atwonline.com How US aviation legislation could hurt, not help airline passengers http://atwonline.com/blog/how-us-aviation-legislation-could-hurt-not-help-airline-passengers <div class="node-body blog-body">US legislators seem intent of late on meddling in how airlines are run. Not how airlines operate safely, but how they deliver their basic product offerings. But their meddling could backfire.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/how-us-aviation-legislation-could-hurt-not-help-airline-passengers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/how-us-aviation-legislation-could-hurt-not-help-airline-passengers#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:50:00 +0000 296501 at http://atwonline.com Senator John McCain http://atwonline.com/blog/senator-john-mccain <div class="node-body blog-body">Heroes are born, idols are made, they say. Senator John McCain had no time for idolism, but he was a hero in the truest sense because of his actions and values.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/senator-john-mccain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/senator-john-mccain#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:11:00 +0000 291861 at http://atwonline.com Why US Senate should not add flag of convenience amendment to FAA bill http://atwonline.com/blog/why-us-senate-should-not-add-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill <div class="node-body blog-body">The US lawmaking system depends on the to-and-fro of amendment additions. But Section 530, a provision hitched to the FAA Reauthorization Bill, should it become law, is a particularly egregious proposal that has grave implications for the 120 US Open Skies agreements.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/why-us-senate-should-not-add-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/why-us-senate-should-not-add-flag-convenience-amendment-faa-bill#comments Aeropolitics Labor Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:25:00 +0000 291271 at http://atwonline.com Extraordinary professionalism of Seattle air traffic controllers http://atwonline.com/blog/extraordinary-professionalism-seattle-air-traffic-controllers <div class="node-body blog-body">There are lots of questions to be answered about Friday night’s bizarre incident in Seattle when a Horizon Air employee stole and crashed a Q400, but for now let’s acknowledge the incredible job done by the Air National Guard pilots and the air traffic controllers who handled the situation.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/extraordinary-professionalism-seattle-air-traffic-controllers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/extraordinary-professionalism-seattle-air-traffic-controllers#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sat, 11 Aug 2018 16:08:00 +0000 290451 at http://atwonline.com Is Lego a clever or grating idea for an inflight safety video? http://atwonline.com/blog/lego-clever-or-grating-idea-inflight-safety-video <div class="node-body blog-body">Turkish Airlines has released its new safety video and it’s been done in collaboration with Lego. It’s certainly cute, but does it do the job?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/lego-clever-or-grating-idea-inflight-safety-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/lego-clever-or-grating-idea-inflight-safety-video#comments Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 01 Aug 2018 20:29:00 +0000 289621 at http://atwonline.com Airline seat size, ancillaries and washing machines http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-seat-size-ancillaries-and-washing-machines <div class="node-body blog-body">A US House bill has tagged a worrisome provision to the FAA reauthorization bill that would essentially regulate the size and spacing of seats on US carriers.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-seat-size-ancillaries-and-washing-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-seat-size-ancillaries-and-washing-machines#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:14:00 +0000 288161 at http://atwonline.com 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