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Apr 10, 2017

United bumped passenger video damages all airlines

The news and video that emerged today of a passenger being roughly dragged from a United Airlines aircraft for no other reason than the airline had....More
Apr 05, 2017

EASA’s safety warning raises most important question on electronic carry-on bans

EASA’s safety bulletin issued today warning of the hazards of loading lots of personal electronics in the cargo hold rather than let passengers carry....More
Apr 04, 2017

American places ATW Airline of the Year logo on 968 aircraft

American Airlines is having the sort of sticker shock it’s nice to have; the carrier is sticking 2017 ATW Airline of the Year decals on the fuselages....More
Apr 03, 2017

Ban the carry-on ban. And soon

The new US and UK electronics carry-on security bans continue to raise questions. But there’s zero evidence that they raise security....More
Mar 22, 2017

Keep calm, but don't carry on!

The British Airways statement on the new rules forbidding laptops and other personal electronic devices in carry-on on certain flights is so British....More
Mar 21, 2017

Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my....More
Mar 17, 2017

The security paradox of Trump’s first budget

US President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal would shift the majority of TSA costs on to the airlines and traveling public. Why would a....More
Mar 01, 2017

10 good and bad indicators for US aviation under Trump

It’s still early days in the US Trump administration, but here’s a few thoughts on the outlook for aviation, good and bad, given what little we have....More
Jan 30, 2017

Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved

I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was....More
Jan 24, 2017

Alitalia, the airline that broke the camel’s back?

Can Alitalia ever be a good-news story? It appears not for Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline that has become the latest in a line of....More
Jan 17, 2017

Don’t dismiss the widebody

Already 2017 is shaping up to be another good year for the narrowbody, especially the new-generation of ultra-efficient airliners....More
Jan 17, 2017

MH370 becomes a ghost ship

It’s a sad day in commercial aviation history with the confirmation that the search for MH370 has been suspended....More
Jan 06, 2017

Aviation’s 2017 nightmares begin in Fort Lauderdale

There is still a lot to be learned from today’s shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale Airport, but this is the nightmare the industry – especially US....More
Jan 03, 2017

Uncertain Times: The global airline industry’s 2017 watch points

No matter your industry or priorities, the common feeling entering 2017 is one of uncertainty about how this year will turn out. The airline industry....More
Dec 28, 2016

The flight crew dilemma: a follow up

Since I wrote in this blog about a couple of onboard incidents involving passenger behavior, more details have come to light about the second....More
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