ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed Karen Walker Blog en Thoughts on Emirates’ subsidy filing to US government http://atwonline.com/blog/thoughts-emirates-subsidy-filing-us-government <div class="node-body blog-body">Emirates Airline today submitted its long-awaited response to US airline allegations that it is subsidized by its government owner in ways that contravene the US-UAE Open Skies agreement. Here are some of my thoughts on Emirates’ document.</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/thoughts-emirates-subsidy-filing-us-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/thoughts-emirates-subsidy-filing-us-government#comments Airlines Blogs Government Affairs Open Skies Regulation American Delta Emirates Gulf carriers Open Skies Tim Clark United ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:51:00 +0000 171151 at http://atwonline.com Pogue dinner a timely reminder of the importance of Open Skies http://atwonline.com/blog/pogue-dinner-timely-reminder-importance-open-skies <div class="node-body blog-body">It was my great pleasure last night to attend the L. Welch Pogue Award dinner, where Paul V. Mifsud was honored as this year’s recipient.</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/pogue-dinner-timely-reminder-importance-open-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/pogue-dinner-timely-reminder-importance-open-skies#comments Airlines Blogs Government Affairs Open Skies Regulation antitrust IATA Jeffrey Shane KLM Northwest Open Skies Paul Mifsud Pogue ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:13:00 +0000 170911 at http://atwonline.com Paris Air Show: Delivery, not new orders the theme http://atwonline.com/blog/paris-air-show-delivery-not-new-orders-theme <div class="node-body blog-body">The two largest international air shows, Farnborough and Paris, always boil down to one question: which of the two biggest commercial OEMs ends the week with the fattest order book? Le Bourget 2015 was no different, but there was a distinctly mellow feel to this show as Airbus and Boeing’s record backlogs inevitably started to pinch the front end.</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/paris-air-show-delivery-not-new-orders-theme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/paris-air-show-delivery-not-new-orders-theme#comments Blogs Manufacturers Aircraft & Engines Airbus Boeing Paris Air Show ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:15:00 +0000 170431 at http://atwonline.com AA Cabin Experience & Who’s that tall guy lugging a backpack? http://atwonline.com/blog/aa-cabin-experience-who-s-tall-guy-lugging-backpack <div class="node-body blog-body">Given my recent experience on a flight to Austin, I thought it would be interesting to share and compare with the flights I’ve just done from Washington National to Miami and back (attending the IATA AGM). This time I was flying American and it must be said that the service was excellent both outbound and return. </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/aa-cabin-experience-who-s-tall-guy-lugging-backpack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/aa-cabin-experience-who-s-tall-guy-lugging-backpack#comments Airlines Blogs Aircraft & Engines Operations 737 Alan Joyce American Boeing Cathay Delta Doug Parker IATA Qantas Qatar Sky Interior ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:44:00 +0000 168971 at http://atwonline.com “Friendly Skies”, but blame Brazil if you bump your head http://atwonline.com/blog/friendly-skies-blame-brazil-if-you-bump-your-head <div class="node-body blog-body">On a recent flight from Washington DC to Austin, Texas, I encountered something that shows customer service in the air means different things to different people.</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/friendly-skies-blame-brazil-if-you-bump-your-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/friendly-skies-blame-brazil-if-you-bump-your-head#comments Airlines Blogs Aircraft & Engines Embraer united airlines ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:23:00 +0000 167821 at http://atwonline.com 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