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Jan 14, 2015

Not-So-Friendly Skies according to 2014 ranking of US carrier performance2

There’s an interesting article here by Wall Street Journal The Middle Seat editor Scott McCartney, providing his annual scorecard on the performance....More
Jan 07, 2015

Qatar Airways CEO offers tips on eyeliner and lipstick1

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker is a notoriously hard man to please. As head of the launch customer airline for the Airbus A350 XWB, he has....More
Dec 31, 2014

For all of 2014’s heartbreaks, Brussels Airlines made brave call on Ebola

2014 was a tough year for the air transport industry. The disappearance of MH370, shooting down of MH17 and crash of QZ8501 each have left flight....More
Dec 29, 2014

Virgin Atlantic makes textbook landing with faulty landing gear1

Despite the grim news of AirAsia Indonesia QZ8501, still missing, there is other airline news that points to the bigger picture of how safe and....More
Dec 28, 2014

AirAsia QZ8501: Note differences, not speculative ‘similarities’4

As efforts continue to find the missing AirAsia Indonesia Airbus A320 operating as QZ8501, the general media is already drawing supposed similarities....More
Dec 08, 2014

The future of airport service is at JFK T4 – and it works!4

I’m at New York JFK Terminal 4 between flights from DCA and GVA and there is something very interesting happening here that I think marks the future....More
Nov 19, 2014

Sanctions against Asiana won’t improve industry safety2

The Korean government has ordered Seoul-based Asiana Airlines to suspend its flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for a 45-day period....More
Oct 31, 2014

What now for Richard Branson’s space travel dreams?1

A tragic day today for Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic program, with news that test vehicle SpaceShipTwo has crashed into the Mohave Desert....More
Oct 29, 2014

Is it a Car, is it a Plane? The Aeromobil is both. Stylish too!

Check these videos out of the Aeromobil, an automobile that transforms into an aircraft. The company Aeromobil is cofounded by Slovak Stefan Klein....More
Oct 26, 2014

What Mickey Mouse might have to say to airline execs

I’ve just returned from a work trip in Orlando, where I stayed in a DisneyWorld hotel. I was at their lowest-cost Stars hotels, which are probably....More
Oct 07, 2014

Love United's new safety video

I flew on a United 777 yesterday from Washington Dulles to Frankfurt and was impressed by their new safety video, which you can see here on YouTube....More
Sep 29, 2014

Pilots’ strike may be over, but Air France is still in danger1

Air France pilots have ended their two-week strike, which according to the carrier was costing some €20 million ($26 million) per day. But the real....More
Sep 25, 2014

Airbus’ dual celebration day in Toulouse and Hamburg

Busy day today, Sept. 25, at both of Airbus’ major European facilities. In Toulouse this morning, the A320neo took its maiden flight, while in....More
Sep 02, 2014

Norwegian Air dismissal would undermine EU-US Open Skies3

Some six months after Norwegian Air Shuttle applied for US permission to launch flights of its long-haul, low-cost operation, Norwegian Air....More
Aug 26, 2014

United seat-lock guy shows what a sad society we’ve become14

An incident this week involving two United Airlines’ passengers who apparently got into an argument after one used a gadget to stop the other from....More

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