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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
Aug 14, 2014

The story behind the story of the Boeing-Delta Ex-Im bank spat?3

There is a curious war of words going on between Boeing and Delta Air Lines over the US Export-Import Bank, as detailed in my colleague Madhu....More
Jul 23, 2014

Rockets, airports, image and economies

Further to my blog on bans (or not) on flying into Tel Aviv while there are rockets firing in the area, here is an excerpt from an article in the....More
Jul 23, 2014

Delta CEO talks about his Tel Aviv decision and his carrier’s “higher duty of care”3

In an interview today on US station CNBC, Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson talks about his airline’s decision to suspend flights to Tel Aviv....More
Jul 18, 2014

Airlines can take the high road on MH17 via airshow boycott9

If, as now seems likely, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and the 295 people on board were casualties of war, then this is tragically not the first time....More
Jul 17, 2014

MH17: The unthinkable happens1

The entire air transport industry as well as the traveling public is in shock today as we come to terms with the second catastrophic loss of a Boeing....More
Jul 08, 2014

You’ve gotta love the Spirit Airlines’ spirit; even if you’d rather eat glass1

n one of the smartest marketing campaigns this year, US ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines has launched a “hug the haters” promotion....More
Jul 02, 2014

World Cup, Emirates and world dominance6

Heck, I so wanted to see the US soccer team (that’s football in real-speak) get through to the FIFA World Cup quarter finals. But none of us get what....More
Jun 12, 2014

Flying on the Airbus A350 XWB3

A very special day today. Yesterday, I explained that I am in Toulouse attending Airbus’ annual innovation event to brief journalists from around the....More
Jun 11, 2014

Leahy delivers bad news5

Airbus’ top salesman, COO, customers, John Leahy, is more than familiar with the media limelight. But his typical role is to deliver good news of....More
May 19, 2014

Stunning storm cell video

All you pilots and cloud watchers (my favorite pastime on flights – always far more captivating than any Hollywood movie); take a look at this....More
May 14, 2014

The real reason US flight cancellations are at a 20-year high3

News today from the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics that 4.58% of US carrier flights were cancelled during the first quarter of 2014, the....More
May 05, 2014

China’s immigration and customs process bests US international airports5

I’m on work travel that is taking me from my Washington DC base to Germany and China. Though I travel a lot, even I was amazed at the swiftness and....More
Apr 23, 2014

Why Mulally’s signature management style transitioned from planes to automobiles4

Alan Mulally, the infectiously engaging and eternally optimistic former CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, has announced his forthcoming retirement....More

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