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Apr 19, 2015

US review of Gulf carriers should establish facts vs fancy10

As the campaign led by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines sped from secret briefings in Washington DC to the broad media and loud....More
Apr 13, 2015

The problem with today’s air passengers, defined by Louis C.K.6

If you haven’t seen this clip of comedian Louis C.K. on the Conan show, then you will enjoy and relate it to something you see almost every time you....More
Apr 06, 2015

New Air France inflight safety video is served with flair6

Air France is joining those airlines that are upping the ante on producing inflight safety videos you might actually want to watch....More
Mar 26, 2015

Another media frenzy, but it's still bunkum5

Today's news on the Germanwings A320 crash is shocking, tragic, and will have long-term effects on the air transport industry....More
Mar 24, 2015

Media in a spin of shame7

Today’s news that a Germanwings A320 has crashed in France, with no survivors expected among the 150 passengers and crew, is tragic....More
Mar 17, 2015

Accusations over Gulf carriers finally becomes a debate5

The furor over alleged Gulf carrier subsidies and Open Skies compliance got a thorough airing today at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation 14th....More
Mar 07, 2015

MH370 one year on: Never give up on finding the answers2

We are now one year on from when Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared from radar early in its scheduled flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and then....More
Mar 05, 2015

In Open Skies war game, Gulf carriers 3: US carriers 05

Today, after two years of “investigation” and a largely behind-closed-doors campaign (apart from the Delta CEO’s unfortunate CNN interview), the....More
Feb 27, 2015

Moments missed if you weren’t at the ATW 41st Achievement Awards

As always, a great time was enjoyed Wednesday evening as the ATW publisher and editors hosted the 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards in....More
Feb 19, 2015

Delta’s terrorist apology is not enough12

Delta CEO Richard Anderson’s unfortunate comment on CNN on the UAE and 9/11 terrorists shows the dangers of the slippery slope he has put himself on....More
Feb 16, 2015

Why UAS is a misnomer and airliners must come first in rulemaking1

The reality of unmanned aerial systems – or UAS - is that’s it’s a misnomer – there is always a ‘man’ (or woman) behind an ‘unmanned’ system, and....More
Feb 12, 2015

Brussels Airlines launches “Africa is not Ebola” campaign and maintains a proud airline tradition1

Brussels Airlines, the ‘little airline that could’ with an heroic effort during the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, has launched a campaign it....More
Jan 30, 2015

Qatar & IAG: Shifting sands in the global reach of the Gulf carriers

Today’s announcement that Qatar Airways has acquired a 9.99% stake in British Airways/Iberia parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) is an....More
Jan 27, 2015

Gambling on jet fuel & how hedging relates to airfares

American Airlines’ CEO and CFO were feeling bullish today, with justification, as they reported net income of $2.9 billion for 2014, the first full....More
Jan 21, 2015

US carriers should tread carefully in their anti-Gulf carrier campaign2

Following a bit of saber-rattling last year, leaders of the “big three” US consolidated carriers, American, Delta and United, are believed to ramping....More
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