ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en Gambling on jet fuel & how hedging relates to airfares http://atwonline.com/blog/gambling-jet-fuel-how-hedging-relates-airfares <div class="node-body blog-body">American Airlines’ CEO and CFO were feeling bullish today, with justification, as they reported net income of $2.9 billion for 2014, the first full year following the merger with US Airways.</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/gambling-jet-fuel-how-hedging-relates-airfares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/gambling-jet-fuel-how-hedging-relates-airfares#comments Airlines Blogs Finance & Data American Airlines Delta Air Lines Derek Kerr Doug Parker fares hedging IATA oil US Airways ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:45:00 +0000 153691 at http://atwonline.com US carriers should tread carefully in their anti-Gulf carrier campaign http://atwonline.com/blog/us-carriers-should-tread-carefully-their-anti-gulf-carrier-campaign <div class="node-body blog-body">Following a bit of saber-rattling last year, leaders of the “big three” US consolidated carriers, American, Delta and United, are believed to ramping up their campaign in Washington DC against the major Gulf carriers, which are looking to expand their North American footprints.</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/us-carriers-should-tread-carefully-their-anti-gulf-carrier-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/us-carriers-should-tread-carefully-their-anti-gulf-carrier-campaign#comments Airlines Blogs Open Skies Regulation American Airlines Chapter 11 Delta Air Lines Emirates Gulf Tim Clark united airlines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:59:00 +0000 152871 at http://atwonline.com Not-So-Friendly Skies according to 2014 ranking of US carrier performance http://atwonline.com/blog/not-so-friendly-skies-according-2014-ranking-us-carrier-performance <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s an interesting article here by Wall Street Journal The Middle Seat editor Scott McCartney, providing his annual scorecard on the performance of the eight biggest carriers in 2014.</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/not-so-friendly-skies-according-2014-ranking-us-carrier-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/not-so-friendly-skies-according-2014-ranking-us-carrier-performance#comments Airlines Blogs Operations Alaska American baggage delays DOT FlightStats Scott McCartney United Virgin America Wall Street Journal ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:05:00 +0000 152231 at http://atwonline.com Qatar Airways CEO offers tips on eyeliner and lipstick http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-airways-ceo-offers-tips-eyeliner-and-lipstick <div class="node-body blog-body">Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker is a notoriously hard man to please. As head of the launch customer airline for the Airbus A350 XWB, he has challenged the manufacturer and its engine supplier, Rolls-Royce.</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/qatar-airways-ceo-offers-tips-eyeliner-and-lipstick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-airways-ceo-offers-tips-eyeliner-and-lipstick#comments Airlines Blogs Aircraft & Engines A350 Airbus Akbar Al Baker Qatar Airways Rolls-Royce ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:04:00 +0000 151241 at http://atwonline.com <p>Red Carpet for a Beauty</p> For all of 2014’s heartbreaks, Brussels Airlines made brave call on Ebola http://atwonline.com/blog/all-2014-s-heartbreaks-brussels-airlines-made-brave-call-ebola <div class="node-body blog-body">2014 was a tough year for the air transport industry. The disappearance of MH370, shooting down of MH17 and crash of QZ8501 each have left flight numbers etched into airline history and families forever bereft.</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/all-2014-s-heartbreaks-brussels-airlines-made-brave-call-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/all-2014-s-heartbreaks-brussels-airlines-made-brave-call-ebola#comments Airlines Associations Blogs Regulation Operations Air Maroc British Airways Brussels Airlines Ebola IATA WHO ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:43:00 +0000 150921 at http://atwonline.com Virgin Atlantic makes textbook landing with faulty landing gear http://atwonline.com/blog/virgin-atlantic-makes-textbook-landing-faulty-landing-gear <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite the grim news of AirAsia Indonesia QZ8501, still missing, there is other airline news that points to the bigger picture of how safe and professional the global air transportation system is today.</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/virgin-atlantic-makes-textbook-landing-faulty-landing-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/virgin-atlantic-makes-textbook-landing-faulty-landing-gear#comments Airlines Blogs Components Safety 747 Boeing landing gear London Gatwick Virgin Atlantic VS43 ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:52:00 +0000 150641 at http://atwonline.com AirAsia QZ8501: Note differences, not speculative ‘similarities’ http://atwonline.com/blog/airasia-qz8501-note-differences-not-speculative-similarities <div class="node-body blog-body">As efforts continue to find the missing AirAsia Indonesia Airbus A320 operating as QZ8501, the general media is already drawing supposed similarities with two previous airliner tragedies of 2014 – Malaysia Airlines MH370 and MH17.</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/airasia-qz8501-note-differences-not-speculative-similarities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airasia-qz8501-note-differences-not-speculative-similarities#comments Airlines Aircraft & Engines Safety Opinions 777 : MH17 A320 AirAsia Airbus Boeing IATA Malaysia Airlines MH370 QZ8501 tracking ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sun, 28 Dec 2014 20:55:00 +0000 150571 at http://atwonline.com 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