ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed Karen Walker Blog en Looking for a buyer: Skymark A380s sit on Airbus tarmac in Toulouse http://atwonline.com/blog/looking-buyer-skymark-a380s-sit-airbus-tarmac-toulouse <div class="node-body blog-body">Taking in the Toulouse sunshine, and clearly not going anywhere soon, is this pair of Airbus A380s which were originally bound for Japan and Tokyo-based low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines, which defaulted on its payments for six A380s early this year and filed for bankruptcy protection.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/looking-buyer-skymark-a380s-sit-airbus-tarmac-toulouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/looking-buyer-skymark-a380s-sit-airbus-tarmac-toulouse#comments Airlines Blogs Aircraft & Engines A380 Airbus ANA British Airways Intepid Aviation Skymark ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 28 May 2015 11:23:00 +0000 167341 at http://atwonline.com If only ATM modernization, not the Gulf carriers, was the target of this campaign http://atwonline.com/blog/if-only-atm-modernization-not-gulf-carriers-was-target-campaign <div class="node-body blog-body">A quick thought on a week that has once more seen the two sides in the US vs. Gulf carrier dispute counter-claiming and, in the case of the US coalition, touting growing support from the lawmakers, local labor groups, trade associations and authorities it has been lobbying in a grass roots campaign. These people, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies says, now fear for the future of American aviation and American jobs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/if-only-atm-modernization-not-gulf-carriers-was-target-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/if-only-atm-modernization-not-gulf-carriers-was-target-campaign#comments Aeropolitics Air Traffic Management Airlines Blogs Open Skies American ATM Delta Gulf carriers NextGen Open Skies subsidies United ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 22 May 2015 20:18:00 +0000 167021 at http://atwonline.com Video clip: MSNBC news program looks at the Gulf carrier subsidies dispute http://atwonline.com/blog/video-clip-msnbc-news-program-looks-gulf-carrier-subsidies-dispute <div class="node-body blog-body">US TV station MSNBC’s Road Map program ran a 10-minute segment this morning looking at the US versus Gulf carrier dispute.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/video-clip-msnbc-news-program-looks-gulf-carrier-subsidies-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/video-clip-msnbc-news-program-looks-gulf-carrier-subsidies-dispute#comments Airlines Blogs Open Skies Regulation Airports & Routes American Delta Emirates Etihad gulf carrier MSNBC Qatar subsidy United ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 20 May 2015 22:38:00 +0000 166701 at http://atwonline.com Another week in Washington and subsidies debate looks like a long one http://atwonline.com/blog/another-week-washington-and-subsidies-debate-looks-long-one <div class="node-body blog-body">In an interview with American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker last week, I asked him whether he thought the Gulf carrier spat would be a long, drawn-out affair.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/another-week-washington-and-subsidies-debate-looks-long-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/another-week-washington-and-subsidies-debate-looks-long-one#comments Airlines Government Affairs Open Skies American Airlines British Airways Delta Air Lines Emirates Etihad IAG Open Skies Qatar subsidy united airlines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sun, 17 May 2015 21:51:00 +0000 166201 at http://atwonline.com If a third of my seat has a 25 inch pitch, shouldn’t the airline pay me an ancillary fee? http://atwonline.com/blog/if-third-my-seat-has-25-inch-pitch-shouldn-t-airline-pay-me-ancillary-fee <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m writing this blog from onboard US Airways/AA flight 595 from Phoenix to Washington National. I don’t normally get into the traveler thing or flight reviews, but this flight and my particular seat got me thinking. Let me explain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/if-third-my-seat-has-25-inch-pitch-shouldn-t-airline-pay-me-ancillary-fee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/if-third-my-seat-has-25-inch-pitch-shouldn-t-airline-pay-me-ancillary-fee#comments Airframes Airlines Blogs Technology 737 757 A321 Airbus American Airlines Boeing Phoenix seat pitch sky interior. Spirit Airlines US Airways ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 11 May 2015 17:13:00 +0000 165421 at http://atwonline.com US carriers are not backing off Gulf campaign, but may be changing tactics http://atwonline.com/blog/us-carriers-are-not-backing-gulf-campaign-may-be-changing-tactics <div class="node-body blog-body">Some thoughts on yesterday’s panel debate on the Gulf carriers at the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit in Las Vegas. I observed the majority of the debate, which was moderated by Pillsbury Law partner Ken Quinn, and it led me to believe that while I don’t think the three US carriers involved are going to drop their subsidy and unfair competition accusations against the three Gulf carriers, I do think they are shifting the strategic basis of their campaign. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/us-carriers-are-not-backing-gulf-campaign-may-be-changing-tactics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/us-carriers-are-not-backing-gulf-campaign-may-be-changing-tactics#comments Airshows Blogs Government Affairs Open Skies American CAPA Delta Emirates Etihad fedex Gulf carriers Open Skies Phoenix Qatar Airways United ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:09:00 +0000 164211 at http://atwonline.com The A380 10 years on and Leahy’s optimism for 50 years more. http://atwonline.com/blog/a380-10-years-and-leahy-s-optimism-50-years-more <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s been 10 years since the first Airbus A380 took flight. To mark the occasion, Airbus has created a video starring their COO, customers John Leahy (and the A380, of course, but this is really John’s show).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/a380-10-years-and-leahy-s-optimism-50-years-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/a380-10-years-and-leahy-s-optimism-50-years-more#comments Airframes Blogs A380 Airbus John Leahy ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:36:00 +0000 163611 at http://atwonline.com Will Alitalia be next to leave the AEA fold? http://atwonline.com/blog/will-alitalia-be-next-leave-aea-fold <div class="node-body blog-body">With news today that airberlin is leaving the Association of European Airlines (AEA) in the spreading dispute over what is “fair” competition by the major Gulf carriers, the question is whether Alitalia will be next out of the AEA door?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/will-alitalia-be-next-leave-aea-fold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/will-alitalia-be-next-leave-aea-fold#comments Associations Blogs A4A AEA Air Serbia Air Seychelles airberlin Alitalia American British Airways Delta Emirates Etihad fedex IAG IATA Iberia Jet Airways JetBlue Qatar United Virgin Australia ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:11:00 +0000 163241 at http://atwonline.com US review of Gulf carriers should establish facts vs fancy http://atwonline.com/blog/us-review-gulf-carriers-should-establish-facts-vs-fancy <div class="node-body blog-body">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 finger-pointing, one thing became clear. The US carriers are eager for a fight against Emirates, Etihad and Qatar and their state owners. So if there’s to be a bruising, then the facts should be established in as far as they are directly relevant to what is or is not fair competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/us-review-gulf-carriers-should-establish-facts-vs-fancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/us-review-gulf-carriers-should-establish-facts-vs-fancy#comments Blogs Government Affairs Open Skies American antitrust Delta DOT Emirates Etihad Gulf carriers Open Skies Qatar UAE United ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:26:00 +0000 162921 at http://atwonline.com The problem with today’s air passengers, defined by Louis C.K. http://atwonline.com/blog/problem-today-s-air-passengers-defined-louis-ck <div class="node-body blog-body">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 fly or hear any time someone tells you about their flight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/problem-today-s-air-passengers-defined-louis-ck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/problem-today-s-air-passengers-defined-louis-ck#comments Blogs Conan David Cleaves Disney frog Louis C.K. MagicBand ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:15:00 +0000 162171 at http://atwonline.com