ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed Karen Walker Blog en Media reaction to ‘safest year’ for airlines is telling http://atwonline.com/blog/media-reaction-safest-year-airlines-telling <div class="node-body blog-body">Two reports issued at the start of the year hail good news for the air traveling public: 2017 was the safest year in history with no fatalities occurring on large commercial jets.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/media-reaction-safest-year-airlines-telling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/media-reaction-safest-year-airlines-telling#comments Daily News Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:30:00 +0000 269181 at http://atwonline.com To the PSA pilot who made my Christmas Eve http://atwonline.com/blog/psa-pilot-who-made-my-christmas-eve <div class="node-body blog-body">It can often be the little things that make for great customer service, especially when things go wrong. Here’s a true Christmas Eve story of a PSA Airlines pilot who made a difference. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/psa-pilot-who-made-my-christmas-eve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/psa-pilot-who-made-my-christmas-eve#comments Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:05:00 +0000 269081 at http://atwonline.com Time is fast running out to prevent a Brexit aviation crisis http://atwonline.com/blog/time-fast-running-out-prevent-brexit-aviation-crisis <div class="node-body blog-body">With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about when replacement agreements will be secured to ensure uninterrupted commercial air traffic in and out of the UK.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/time-fast-running-out-prevent-brexit-aviation-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/time-fast-running-out-prevent-brexit-aviation-crisis#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:55:00 +0000 268231 at http://atwonline.com Editorial: Gulf Open Skies decision is right call http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-gulf-open-skies-decision-right-call <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite a renewed campaign against the hub Gulf carriers, the three US major airlines ended the year with essentially nothing gained.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-gulf-open-skies-decision-right-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-gulf-open-skies-decision-right-call#comments Aeropolitics Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:46:00 +0000 268091 at http://atwonline.com Customer service lessons for British Airways, Heathrow and all airlines http://atwonline.com/blog/customer-service-lessons-british-airways-heathrow-and-all-airlines <div class="node-body blog-body">A final update on my journey out of the London Heathrow chaos, along with a few takeaways that the incident made me think about, not just for the airline and airport directly involved, but for the wider industry.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/customer-service-lessons-british-airways-heathrow-and-all-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/customer-service-lessons-british-airways-heathrow-and-all-airlines#comments Airlines Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:17:00 +0000 267831 at http://atwonline.com British Airways, Heathrow & UK Border Force mess up big time http://atwonline.com/blog/british-airways-heathrow-uk-border-force-mess-big-time <div class="node-body blog-body">It's 3am, London time, Monday and I'm sitting on the floor of Heathrow Terminal 5.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/british-airways-heathrow-uk-border-force-mess-big-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/british-airways-heathrow-uk-border-force-mess-big-time#comments Airlines Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:06:00 +0000 267581 at http://atwonline.com Dubai Air Show: Ode to the Missing Man http://atwonline.com/blog/dubai-air-show-ode-missing-man <div class="node-body blog-body">As they walked the line at Dubai’s Fair, They met a man who wasn’t there. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/dubai-air-show-ode-missing-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/dubai-air-show-ode-missing-man#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:15:00 +0000 265581 at http://atwonline.com Cathay & Qatar: Who wins? http://atwonline.com/blog/cathay-qatar-who-wins <div class="node-body blog-body">At first glance, it’s difficult to see the gains that Qatar Airways’ stake in Cathay Pacific Airways brings to either airline. But dig deeper and there may be advantages that emerge from this new Chinese-Arab aviation relationship.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/cathay-qatar-who-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/cathay-qatar-who-wins#comments Airline Financials Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:09:00 +0000 264861 at http://atwonline.com EDITORIAL: Planes, Politics & Protectionism http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-planes-politics-protectionism <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s ironic that the US is seeing a surge in activity that smacks of protectionism under a Republican president; one who campaigned on his credentials as a businessman. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-planes-politics-protectionism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-planes-politics-protectionism#comments Airlines Government Affairs Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:51:00 +0000 262971 at http://atwonline.com Monarch’s fragile wings http://atwonline.com/blog/monarch-s-fragile-wings <div class="node-body blog-body">The collapse of UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines is bad for those travelers whose vacations are upended; worse for the almost 2,000 people who have lost their jobs with a company that has entered bankruptcy after 50 years of operating. But it should have come as no surprise, given what is happening in the European airline market.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/monarch-s-fragile-wings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/monarch-s-fragile-wings#comments Airline Financials Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 02 Oct 2017 20:00:00 +0000 261391 at http://atwonline.com