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Jan 19, 2017

‘Basic economy’ is a reasonable business decision for airlines

It's about much more than overhead bin carry-on bag restrictions....More
Jan 03, 2017

In defense of airlines’ checked baggage fees

Those wanting checked baggage fees rescinded are inadvertently advocating for worse customer service for passengers....More
Dec 21, 2016

US DOT wins game of chicken vs. Delta-Aeromexico

The department confidently called the airlines’ bluff....More
Dec 09, 2016

Good news for US airlines on unit revenue

Perhaps Warren Buffett is on to something....More
Nov 29, 2016

Airbus-Boeing subsidy dispute is a proxy fight with a larger goal

Airbus and Boeing fear they will not be able to live with the kinds of state support that budding rivals may receive....More
Nov 18, 2016

Astonishing market cap figures show airline industry’s dramatic change

In 2011, the highest equity value of any airline in the world was the forming LATAM at $12 billion. Now it is Delta at $35 billion....More
Oct 21, 2016

Three reasons why major US airlines are not planning to grow in 2017

American, Delta and United appear to be bringing growth to a near halt through next year....More
Oct 06, 2016

Four thoughts on the ICAO emissions deal

The MBM scheme, while important, is NOT the end all and be all for controlling airline CO2 emissions....More
Sep 26, 2016

No DOJ rubber stamp of Alaska-Virgin America merger

If DOJ had no issues, antitrust clearance would probably have come by the end of this week....More
Sep 19, 2016

Defining TSA

As TSA approaches its 15th birthday in November, the agency continues to search for an identity....More
Sep 09, 2016

Forward From 15: Stuck in Montreal

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was listening to Canadian transport minister David Collenette address the ACI-NA Conference and Exhibition at the....More
Aug 31, 2016

Four questions arising from Scott Kirby's American-to-United move

What does United's president/CFO pairing of Kirby and Andrew Levy foretell?....More
Aug 26, 2016

Latest example of aviation security gaps: Truck rams Southwest 737

Keeping bad actors off of aircraft is only part of the aviation security equation....More
Aug 24, 2016

Would airliners be safer without pilots? No, says NTSB chairman

Christopher Hart argues that 'human pilots are still crucial'....More
Aug 18, 2016

The significance of United’s CFO selection

Oscar Munoz is not afraid of bringing ULCC attributes into United’s business....More
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