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Oct 22, 2013

Bravo Delta! Profitable airlines benefit everyone

CEO Richard Anderson’s team at Delta Air Lines today reported a net profit of $1.37 billion for the third quarter, a truly spectacular achievement....More
Oct 17, 2013

EC's Hedegaard gives ICAO emissions agreement a poke in the eye

Just a few weeks ago, it was uncertain whether the almost 200 nations gathered in Montreal at the ICAO Assembly could achieve what has often seemed....More
Sep 16, 2013

First Flight Bonanza Week?

It looks like this will be a great week for aviation with the likelihood for two airliner first flights, the Bombardier CSeries and the Boeing 787-9....More
Sep 09, 2013

Thai's Black Tie Event

An interesting quirk to the Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 landing accident at Bangkok Airport. It appears the airline rapidly dispatched a crane and....More
Sep 03, 2013

Airlines: Beware disgruntled passengers bearing promoted tweets

A potential new trend called the promoted tweet, which is essentially a paid-for tweet, has important implications for airlines and customer service....More
Aug 30, 2013

AA/US Air lawsuit hearing date: Chalk one up to the airlines

Today’s decision by the US District Court judge who will try the Department of Justice versus American Airlines/US Airways antitrust lawsuit....More
Aug 27, 2013

Aviation’s Day in Court

Here is a preview of the September ATW magazine editorial: On Feb. 14, US Airways and American Airlines announced their Valentine’s pact to merge. On....More
Aug 13, 2013

DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit against American-US Airways merger is preposterous

A few quick takes on today’s shock announcement by the US Department of Justice that it has filed a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of American....More
Aug 12, 2013

Hyperloop or just Hype?

South African-born, US-based entrepreneur Elon Musk is making the headlines, this time for a paper he released today outlining a proposal for a new....More
Aug 06, 2013

Former TSA chief makes case for security changes; but would they get airline support?

Interesting opinion article by former TSA chief Kip Hawley on CNN in which he makes a strong case for changes that are needed at the agency. Hawley’s....More
Jul 22, 2013

Aircraft evacuations, bags and social media

Something has struck me about the images that have come out of two recent aircraft incidents that involved emergency evacuations - the tragic Asiana....More
Jul 10, 2013

Stick to the facts

ALPA’s statement this week that NTSB investigators are prematurely releasing operational data on Asiana flight 214 was met with a curt response from....More
Jul 04, 2013

On a collision course?

When Congress, US consumer groups and general media get on their soapboxes to complain about airlines, here is where they should really focus their....More
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

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