ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en Airport drinking; when to call time? http://atwonline.com/blog/airport-drinking-when-call-time <div class="node-body blog-body">Is limiting the number of alcoholic drinks each passenger can consume at an airport a good idea?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airport-drinking-when-call-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airport-drinking-when-call-time#comments Regulation Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:22:00 +0000 256751 at http://atwonline.com Sully video blog – reader comments & a follow up http://atwonline.com/blog/sully-video-blog-reader-comments-follow <div class="node-body blog-body">Not surprisingly, my latest blog on “Sully” Sullenberger’s AAAA videos campaigning against US ATM reform ignited a strong response from readers. Perhaps the only surprise is that many of the responses in my emails were highly supportive. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/sully-video-blog-reader-comments-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/sully-video-blog-reader-comments-follow#comments Air Traffic Management Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:54:00 +0000 256541 at http://atwonline.com Sully’s misleading statements on US ATC reform http://atwonline.com/blog/sully-s-misleading-statements-us-atc-reform <div class="node-body blog-body">Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a US Airways A320 on the Hudson River in New York, is campaigning against moves to reform and modernize the US air traffic management (ATM) system. Aside from misrepresenting the issue, Sullenberger accuses US airlines of “putting cost reduction ahead of safety”; that’s a shameful lie.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/sully-s-misleading-statements-us-atc-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/sully-s-misleading-statements-us-atc-reform#comments Air Traffic Management Operations & Technology Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:17:00 +0000 256321 at http://atwonline.com New US security rules are a win for common sense http://atwonline.com/blog/new-us-security-rules-are-win-common-sense <div class="node-body blog-body">The US government’s new security rules for all international flights bound for the US came into effect last week. I experienced them first hand at Auckland airport and, if that experience proves typical, this is a win for safety and for common sense.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/new-us-security-rules-are-win-common-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/new-us-security-rules-are-win-common-sense#comments Security Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:34:00 +0000 254731 at http://atwonline.com The UK’s laptop security predicament http://atwonline.com/blog/uk-s-laptop-security-predicament <div class="node-body blog-body">Gradually, business returns closer to normal for those airlines and airports that were affected by the US government’s poorly conceived laptop ban in the cabins of in-bound flights from 10 airports, most of them in the Middle East.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/uk-s-laptop-security-predicament" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/uk-s-laptop-security-predicament#comments Security Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:47:00 +0000 252861 at http://atwonline.com The subsidy irony of Anderson’s new gig http://atwonline.com/blog/subsidy-irony-anderson-s-new-gig <div class="node-body blog-body">Amtrak’s pick of former Delta Air Lines chairman and CEO Richard Anderson to be its president and CEO provides exactly the sort of tough leadership that the woefully-inadequate US passenger rail line needs.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/subsidy-irony-anderson-s-new-gig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/subsidy-irony-anderson-s-new-gig#comments Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:49:00 +0000 252201 at http://atwonline.com Qatar Airways’ American bid could be political http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-airways-american-bid-could-be-political <div class="node-body blog-body">Qatar Airways’ unsolicited bid to acquire a large stake in American Airlines is indeed “puzzling”, as American CEO Doug Parker put it in a letter to employees.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-airways-american-bid-could-be-political" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-airways-american-bid-could-be-political#comments Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:22:00 +0000 252041 at http://atwonline.com Qatar's unsolicited, unexpected and unwelcome bid for American http://atwonline.com/blog/qatars-unsolicited-unexpected-and-unwelcome-bid-american <div class="node-body blog-body">You have to hand it to Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker; he never fails to surprise. This time, it appears, he has also surprised American Airlines.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/qatars-unsolicited-unexpected-and-unwelcome-bid-american" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/qatars-unsolicited-unexpected-and-unwelcome-bid-american#comments Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:30:00 +0000 251841 at http://atwonline.com Cuba: You need passengers, not just planes! http://atwonline.com/blog/cuba-you-need-passengers-not-just-planes <div class="node-body blog-body">My quick take on US President Donald Trump’s announcement today that the US air services pact with Cuba will remain, but a ban on US tourism to the Caribbean island will be reinforced.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/cuba-you-need-passengers-not-just-planes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/cuba-you-need-passengers-not-just-planes#comments Regulation Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:51:00 +0000 250911 at http://atwonline.com Munoz moves United on from scandal, but will customer service follow? http://atwonline.com/blog/munoz-moves-united-scandal-will-customer-service-follow <div class="node-body blog-body">United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz’s speech in New York this week seemed deliberately aimed at putting the dragged passenger scandal behind him and setting the company on a new forward-looking path. Will he succeed?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/munoz-moves-united-scandal-will-customer-service-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/munoz-moves-united-scandal-will-customer-service-follow#comments Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:47:00 +0000 250861 at http://atwonline.com Editor’s Blog: Walsh’s meltdown over the BA meltdown http://atwonline.com/blog/editor-s-blog-walsh-s-meltdown-over-ba-meltdown <div class="node-body blog-body">A clearly irritated Willie Walsh was ready to chastise the press. “It wasn’t a computer meltdown,” he said as soon as he was asked about the British Airways incident that essentially shut down the airline’s London operations. “It was not a failure of IT; it was a failure of power.”</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/editor-s-blog-walsh-s-meltdown-over-ba-meltdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/editor-s-blog-walsh-s-meltdown-over-ba-meltdown#comments Associations IATA AGM 2017 Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:33:00 +0000 249811 at http://atwonline.com Editor's Blog: The USA becomes the unnamed problem child http://atwonline.com/blog/editors-blog-usa-becomes-unnamed-problem-child <div class="node-body blog-body">If you wanted an indicator of how far the US has fallen in the regard of global opinion, Cancun would be a good place to be this week.As one speaker on a panel on protectionism said, “it’s going to get a lot messier in world free trade”.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/editors-blog-usa-becomes-unnamed-problem-child" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/editors-blog-usa-becomes-unnamed-problem-child#comments IATA AGM 2017 Government Affairs Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:28:00 +0000 249571 at http://atwonline.com The bigger questions of British Airways’ IT meltdown http://atwonline.com/blog/bigger-questions-british-airways-it-meltdown <div class="node-body blog-body">As with all disasters, natural or man-made, there comes a time for mopping up, analysis and self- examination. What was learned? How can this be avoided again? That’s where British Airways sits now, as schedules return to normal after the IT meltdown that essentially shut down its London Heathrow and Gatwick operations over the weekend.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/bigger-questions-british-airways-it-meltdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/bigger-questions-british-airways-it-meltdown#comments IT & Distribution Regulation Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 29 May 2017 21:01:00 +0000 248871 at http://atwonline.com US lawmakers are angry, but want airlines to self-regulate http://atwonline.com/blog/us-lawmakers-are-angry-want-airlines-self-regulate <div class="node-body blog-body">Today’s congressional hearing on US airline customer service was certainly a venting exercise for lawmakers. The question is, will this new wave of airline bashing stop at angry words or be followed by regulation?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/us-lawmakers-are-angry-want-airlines-self-regulate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/us-lawmakers-are-angry-want-airlines-self-regulate#comments Regulation Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 02 May 2017 21:51:00 +0000 246441 at http://atwonline.com Munoz’s apology may not be enough http://atwonline.com/blog/munoz-s-apology-may-not-be-enough <div class="node-body blog-body">Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full responsibility and promised a full review of the company’s crew transport and over-booking procedures.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/munoz-s-apology-may-not-be-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/munoz-s-apology-may-not-be-enough#comments Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:46:00 +0000 244371 at http://atwonline.com