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Aug 27, 2018

Senator John McCain

Heroes are born, idols are made, they say. Senator John McCain had no time for idolism, but he was a hero in the truest sense because of his actions....More
Aug 21, 2018

Why US Senate should not add flag of convenience amendment to FAA bill

The US lawmaking system depends on the to-and-fro of amendment additions. But Section 530, a provision hitched to the FAA Reauthorization Bill,....More
Aug 11, 2018

Extraordinary professionalism of Seattle air traffic controllers

There are lots of questions to be answered about Friday night’s bizarre incident in Seattle when a Horizon Air employee stole and crashed a Q400, but....More
Aug 01, 2018

Is Lego a clever or grating idea for an inflight safety video?

Turkish Airlines has released its new safety video and it’s been done in collaboration with Lego. It’s certainly cute, but does it do the job?....More
Jul 19, 2018

Airline seat size, ancillaries and washing machines

A US House bill has tagged a worrisome provision to the FAA reauthorization bill that would essentially regulate the size and spacing of seats on US....More
Jun 20, 2018

Child border policy brings US airlines into political fray

The scandal over children being separated from their parents by US border officials at the US-Mexico border has drawn some of America’s largest....More
Jun 11, 2018

IATA’s other imbalance is the lack of LCCs

IATA’s board chairman, Akbar al Baker, created a lot of controversy last week when he ended the IATA AGM in Sydney by telling reporters that “only a....More
May 04, 2018

Lufthansa-Air France or BA-Air France?

Today's news that Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac will offer his resignation next week raises questions....More
Apr 27, 2018

“Finally” is all that can be said about House FAA reauthorization bill

In the end, there’s not a whole lot you can say about the US House FAA reauthorization bill other than it’s done....More
Apr 18, 2018

Southwest’s ‘LUV’ heart beats through tragedy

It’s not something that any airline wants to be in a position to “get right,” but what Gary Kelly and his team at Southwest Airlines have....More
Apr 04, 2018

Boeing is a pawn, but not the target, in the US-China trade war

China’s retaliatory 25% trade tariffs on certain goods it imports from the US comes as no surprise. What’s more interesting is how China has limited....More
Mar 20, 2018

O’Leary’s winning hand with Lauda

Michael O’Leary must have played a lot of Risk as a boy. And he frequently won, judging by how he played his hand over LaudaMotion, a prize that was....More
Mar 09, 2018

The airline industry’s glass ceiling

Today is National Women’s Day. I’m not typically one of those who lauds achievements purely based on the gender of those who achieved, but a vexing....More
Mar 02, 2018

Delta CEO takes the high road

Delta Air Lines has withdrawn its discount offer for members of the US National Rifle Association (NRA) following the mass shooting in February at a....More
Feb 05, 2018

Pigs might fly, but they shouldn’t do so as service animals

Two US airlines, Delta and United, have issued stricter guidelines on what is required before a passenger can bring onboard an animal in an “....More
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