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Jul 01, 2013

A little rouge and lipstick will make that seat-pitch look better

Congratulations to Air Canada, which today launched operations of its new leisure airline, rouge. Time was when it was quite the mode to launch a....More
Jun 24, 2013

Paris pours rain, orders and rival barbs

The Paris Air Show was a week of fierce storms, torrential rain and a downpour of multi-billion dollar deals as airlines and lessors continued their....More
May 29, 2013

Flight Path Beauty

visualization of global flight paths....More
Apr 22, 2013

Congress holds US air transportation system to ransom

It really is beyond belief that Congress has been allowed to get this far with its holding of the US air transportation system to ransom under the....More
Apr 16, 2013

Why the anti-NDC campaign is bunkum

  It’s one of those bizarre quirks that the airline industry finds itself this spring with two 787s needing to get off the ground....More
Feb 20, 2013

787 Battery Fix?

Feb 07, 2013

787’s prospects of early return to service get bleaker

If there was still anyone out there thinking that the Boeing 787 could soon be flying again, the latest update from the NTSB has all but....More
Jan 16, 2013

Dreamliner Nightmare

More bad news for the Boeing 787 tonight, I'm afraid, with reports that an ANA Dreamliner has made an emergency landing in Japan -- and more reports....More
Dec 27, 2012

Crandall Weighs in on AA-US Air Merger

In a must-see video, former American Airlines CEO (and industry legend) Bob Crandall has made clear his thoughts on whether a merger of American and....More
Dec 26, 2012

Fiscal Cliffs, Euro Precipices and Airline Profitability

As we fast approach the close of 2012, the US remains precariously perched on the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff, the self-imposed Dec. 31....More
Nov 02, 2012

What Sandy Tells Us About Airline Resilience

For those on the ground in New Jersey and New York, the misery wrought by Hurricane Sandy continues - many expect to be contending with the damage of....More
Oct 18, 2012

Air Canada 777 Takes on Air-Sea Rescue Mission

Nice story here on CNN describing how an Air Canada Boeing 777 came to the rescue of a sailor who got lost at sea during a storm. At the request of....More
Oct 10, 2012

Syrian Air A320 Intercepted Over Turkey

The BBC and other media are reporting that a Syrian Air Airbus A320 has been forced to land at Ankara after it was intercepted by Turkish air force....More
Oct 01, 2012

AA's Flightpath to Nowhere

If evidence were ever needed that the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process does not necessarily impose a measure of control over business practices, then....More
Sep 26, 2012

Croc Shock on Oz Hop

Usually you kill the crocodile before it becomes handbag(gage), but Qantas apparently made an exception last week. Cargo handlers unloading bags from....More

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