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Nov 05, 2014

Ben Baldanza can’t curb his enthusiasm1

Spirit has two things going for it: 1) there appears to be ample room to grow in the US ULCC sector & 2) Spirit is basically unopposed in that sector....More
Oct 20, 2014

More thoughts on Norwegian

The airline industry is generally reluctant to celebrate change until it knows for sure whether that change is going to be successful....More
Oct 08, 2014

Norwegian challenging legacy notions on transatlantic airfares2

“Why should it cost twice as much to fly from New York to Europe than from New York to Seattle?”....More
Sep 23, 2014

Gulf airlines take on ‘subsidy’ claim

“Government support comes in many ways,” Emirates president Tim Clark says....More
Sep 15, 2014

FAA reauthorization on the horizon

The last FAA reauthorization was an embarrassing saga of epic Washington dysfunction....More
Aug 21, 2014

Bombardier changes the messenger, but CSeries sales struggles to be a hard fix1

Bombardier’s latest move is replacing Philippe Poutissou, the company’s longtime head of commercial aircraft marketing....More
Jul 30, 2014

WestJet’s evolution: 767s, Encore, etc.

The low-cost carrier is not standing pat....More
Jul 24, 2014

Triple 777 disasters4

In the space of just 377 days, three 777s and 540 lives were lost in three of the most bizarre airline crashes ever....More
Jul 16, 2014

Farnborough Airshow: Re-engining trend gains momentum

Rolls-Royce president-civil large engines Eric Schulz: “The re-engine has become an important element of the future [airline] business.”....More
Jun 26, 2014

Asiana Flight 214: Five takeaways

NTSB determined that the primary probable cause of the accident was pilot error....More
Jun 16, 2014

Why did Emirates cancel A350s?1

Emirates did not cancel the order because its belief in the future potential of the air passenger market in the Middle East has dimmed....More
May 20, 2014

Every decision counts5

A gate agent made a split-second decision that, I’m quite certain, ensured my trip on the airline was a money-loser for the carrier....More
May 07, 2014

Oberstar's objections to airline mergers1

The death of the longtime congressman from Minnesota prompted me to take a look back at his objections to industry consolidation....More
Apr 17, 2014

How much complaining are Spirit Airlines’ passengers really doing?

“Over 99.99% of our customers did not file a complaint with the Department of Transportation in 2013," Spirit stated....More
Apr 14, 2014

American pilots union president tap dances

Keith Wilson quickly changes his tune on Republic pilots' labor vote....More
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