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Apr 14, 2017

US mainline-regional system likely contributed to bumping incident

I can’t help but wonder if the Byzantine relationship between mainlines and regionals is partly to blame for this incident....More
Mar 21, 2017

Casting a cloud over a movie star & a little boy sharing carrot juice

Have years of work by Emirates and other airlines to cultivate a safe, friendly image in the US been spoiled in one fell swoop?....More
Mar 16, 2017

Trump’s TSA bombshell

The president is proposing a radical change in how aviation security is funded in the US....More
Mar 10, 2017

Airline paradox: Punished by Wall Street for a high completion factor

US airlines and Wall Street have had a running debate over how much unit revenue performance means....More
Feb 27, 2017

Express cargo’s big shift

Express cargo companies are scrambling to keep up with the e-commerce monster they helped spawn....More
Feb 16, 2017

Not all US domestic routes are created equal

For years, US airlines basically treated a 45-90-minute hop the same as a 5-hour transcontinental flight....More
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Those wanting checked baggage fees rescinded are inadvertently advocating for worse customer service for passengers....More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
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