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Oct 17, 2017

Airbus-Bombardier CSeries shocker: First thoughts

There will be much more to say about the blockbuster Airbus-Bombardier CSeries deal, in which Airbus will become the majority stakeholder in the....More
Oct 13, 2017

Basic economy is a success if it does NOT sell

The success of basic economy 'isn’t how many people buy it, but how many people don’t buy it.'....More
Sep 27, 2017

Why the Delta CSeries order is worth all the trouble for Bombardier

Bombardier believes Delta operating the CSeries will be the tipping point that puts the aircraft in high demand....More
Sep 21, 2017

FedEx’s Fred Smith puts e-commerce in perspective

The notion that there is an inexorable march toward e-commerce dominating retail is not borne out by analysis, Smith says....More
Sep 14, 2017

White House’s sloppy talk imperils ATC reform

White House support for Rep. Bill Shuster’s ATC reform plan presents a catch-22 for airlines....More
Aug 18, 2017

Dueling Dallas views of US airline industry

Is Doug Parker too optimistic? Is Gary Kelly too cautious?....More
Aug 08, 2017

Can a partial shutdown of FAA be avoided?

Don’t hold your breath waiting for an FAA reauthorization bill including major ATC reform to pass the US Congress....More
Jul 07, 2017

Wait-and-see approach is still best on new US security requirements

The foundation is in place for the new standards to be problematic for airlines down the road....More
Jun 22, 2017

Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban

The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Gulf neighbors has not thwarted Qatar Airways’ ambitions....More
Jun 01, 2017

Trump’s withdrawal from Paris is bad news for the ICAO emissions deal

The hard truth is that CORSIA 'complements' Paris. The two agreements are inexorably linked....More
May 05, 2017

Doug Parker: ‘Our stock is so undervalued it defies logic’

What will it take for Wall Street to buy into the notion that US airlines are safe—and even forward-thinking—investments?....More
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
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