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Apr 19, 2017

Flying long haul with Norwegian

Norwegian’s long-haul expansion has made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, but is the product any good? The simple answer is yes, but....More
Mar 15, 2017

Airline product deja vu

Back in the day, airlines offered virtually no product on their short hops. Then competition kicked in, so they upped their game to include catering....More
Mar 01, 2017

Is European aviation broken?

When parking costs more than your flight, it’s clear something is fundamentally wrong with the European airline business model....More
Jan 19, 2017

Board games

Could organizing passengers on a mat – yes, an actual physical mat - help speed up aircraft boarding and cut turnaround times?....More
Nov 29, 2016

Don’t hold your breath…

Lufthansa pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has said that their current strike is “a question of who can hold their breath the longest and our....More
Nov 17, 2016

Enough is enough

At the end of 2014, Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo told his staff they had done enough towards the airline’s turnaround. Is this a lesson other European....More
Nov 04, 2016

Does Air France’s strategy go far enough?

Air France-KLM has released its new strategy, the latest in a three-part series, but will this episode deliver the results that are needed?....More
Nov 01, 2016

Emotional baggage

What will it take to make people leave their hand luggage behind in an evacuation situation, where delays cost lives?....More
Oct 24, 2016

Will there be cake?

Every time the London Heathrow runway decision is deferred, Amsterdam Schiphol sends a cake. The question is will there be cake on Oct. 25?....More
Oct 19, 2016

Europe’s biggest airline?

I recently learned a fact that surprised me, that Europe’s regionals – when combined together – make up the largest airline in Europe by number of....More
Oct 05, 2016

Too much inventory, not enough space

This was a press release headline I saw today. It wasn’t about aviation, but it sums up the current situation in Europe pretty well....More
Sep 19, 2016

Economies of perception ​

People often talk about economies of scale increasing revenues and spreading costs, but size has another benefit: customer recognition....More
Sep 09, 2016

Forward From 15: The effects of 9/11 on Europe

On Sept. 11, 2001, the unthinkable happened. And while Europe was an ocean away on that tragic day, the ripples are still being felt today....More
Aug 26, 2016

When is flying an aircraft like e-mailing?

When the aircraft is on autopilot, apparently....More
Aug 17, 2016

Punishment and reward

Airlines often feel like a weak player in the value chain, but Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has demonstrated that bold moves do have impact....More
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