ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en Five priorities for the next US Transportation Secretary http://atwonline.com/blog/five-priorities-next-us-transportation-secretary <div class="node-body blog-body">US President-elect’s nomination of Elaine Chao to be Department of Transportation Secretary seems to have broad support and will likely be an uncontentious nominee with the Senate.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/five-priorities-next-us-transportation-secretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/five-priorities-next-us-transportation-secretary#comments Airlines Regulation Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:10:00 +0000 231941 at http://atwonline.com Rant guy on Delta plane is banned, but where are we going as a society? http://atwonline.com/blog/rant-guy-delta-plane-banned-where-are-we-going-society <div class="node-body blog-body">Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian confirmed Monday that a passenger who gave an expletive-filled rant on a Delta aircraft is banned for life from flying on the Atlanta-based airline. The rant was videoed by another passenger. You can see it here. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/rant-guy-delta-plane-banned-where-are-we-going-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/rant-guy-delta-plane-banned-where-are-we-going-society#comments Airlines Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:39:00 +0000 231541 at http://atwonline.com Jets small and large fly over Abu Dhabi for Formula 1 finale http://atwonline.com/blog/jets-small-and-large-fly-over-abu-dhabi-formula-1-finale <div class="node-body blog-body">The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was held at the weekend, the pinnacle of the 2016 Formula 1 championship. Etihad Airways is host sponsor and as part of the ceremonies, did a flyby in conjunction with the UAE National Aerobatics Team, Al Fursan (The Knights).</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/jets-small-and-large-fly-over-abu-dhabi-formula-1-finale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/jets-small-and-large-fly-over-abu-dhabi-formula-1-finale#comments Airbus A380 Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:46:00 +0000 231521 at http://atwonline.com Congratulations Airbus http://atwonline.com/blog/congratulations-airbus <div class="node-body blog-body">The larger variant of the A350 XWB, the -1000, completed its first flight today, marking the beginning of the aircraft’s flight-test program and an exciting era for Airbus.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/congratulations-airbus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/congratulations-airbus#comments Manufacturers Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:11:00 +0000 231431 at http://atwonline.com Asia-Pacific airline CEOs have talent http://atwonline.com/blog/asia-pacific-airline-ceos-have-talent <div class="node-body blog-body">Former IATA director general Tony Tyler liked to say that airline CEOs give their commitment to the global association, but their hearts to their regional associations. Nowhere is that more apparent than at the annual meeting of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), which was held in Manila last week and displayed the region’s airline executive talent in more ways than one.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/asia-pacific-airline-ceos-have-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/asia-pacific-airline-ceos-have-talent#comments Associations Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:32:00 +0000 231021 at http://atwonline.com Smooth flying on a Cathay A350 to Manila http://atwonline.com/blog/smooth-flying-cathay-a350-manila <div class="node-body blog-body">A nice surprise awaited me yesterday as I connected from Hong Kong to a Cathay Pacific flight bound for Manila. At the gate was an Airbus A350.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/smooth-flying-cathay-a350-manila" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/smooth-flying-cathay-a350-manila#comments Airlines Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:34:00 +0000 230661 at http://atwonline.com Ryanair lays down the gauntlet in Lufthansa’s home base http://atwonline.com/blog/ryanair-lays-down-gauntlet-lufthansa-s-home-base <div class="node-body blog-body">News that Irish low cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair plans to start operating out of Frankfurt next year prompted Lufthansa Group Carsten Spohr to take a sharp intake of breath even as he announced a strong set of results for his company.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/ryanair-lays-down-gauntlet-lufthansa-s-home-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/ryanair-lays-down-gauntlet-lufthansa-s-home-base#comments Airlines Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:29:00 +0000 229181 at http://atwonline.com Bags and baggage http://atwonline.com/blog/bags-and-baggage <div class="node-body blog-body">ATW recently polled readers on this website on what they define as a “serious delay” in the delivery of their checked baggage. The result, though not scientific, indicates one of the problems the US Department of Transportation faces if it tries to define and regulate this aspect of airline operations.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/bags-and-baggage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/bags-and-baggage#comments Airlines Regulation Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 01 Nov 2016 20:55:00 +0000 229071 at http://atwonline.com President Obama is wrong on airline competition; did he also plagiarize Tony Tyler? http://atwonline.com/blog/president-obama-wrong-airline-competition-did-he-also-plagiarize-tony-tyler <div class="node-body blog-body">US President Barack Obama has weighed in on airline travel and borrowed a line from former IATA director general Tony Tyler that completely upends Tyler’s famous mantra that airlines are a “force for good”.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/president-obama-wrong-airline-competition-did-he-also-plagiarize-tony-tyler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/president-obama-wrong-airline-competition-did-he-also-plagiarize-tony-tyler#comments Airlines Regulation Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:28:00 +0000 228031 at http://atwonline.com DOT’s new “competition” rules for US airlines have nothing to do with competition http://atwonline.com/blog/dot-s-new-competition-rules-us-airlines-have-nothing-do-competition <div class="node-body blog-body">The White House press conference held Wednesday was purportedly about competition among US airlines. It was nothing of the sort.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/dot-s-new-competition-rules-us-airlines-have-nothing-do-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/dot-s-new-competition-rules-us-airlines-have-nothing-do-competition#comments Airlines Regulation Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:13:00 +0000 227471 at http://atwonline.com Smartphones that aren’t http://atwonline.com/blog/smartphones-aren-t <div class="node-body blog-body">Onboard smoking has taken on a completely new meaning with this week’s bans of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone that has an alarming propensity to self-immolate. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/smartphones-aren-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/smartphones-aren-t#comments Airlines Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:07:00 +0000 227191 at http://atwonline.com Delta responds to commentaries on JetBlue government route award http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-responds-commentaries-jetblue-government-route-award <div class="node-body blog-body">Earlier in September, I wrote two blog commentaries about Delta Air Lines’ complaint against JetBlue Airways being awarded a pair of US federal employee travel routes. Delta wrote to the US General Service Administration (GSA) - which manages government operations, including travel for federal employees – complaining about route awards granted to New York-based JetBlue.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-responds-commentaries-jetblue-government-route-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/delta-responds-commentaries-jetblue-government-route-award#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:34:00 +0000 225451 at http://atwonline.com Safety videos: An adorable Air China Panda & a stylish new American Airlines http://atwonline.com/blog/safety-videos-adorable-air-china-panda-stylish-new-american-airlines <div class="node-body blog-body">Back on to one of my favorite subjects – flight safety videos – and I want to share these two with you, one by Air China and the other by American Airlines.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/safety-videos-adorable-air-china-panda-stylish-new-american-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/safety-videos-adorable-air-china-panda-stylish-new-american-airlines#comments Airlines Cabin Interiors & Connectivity Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:47:00 +0000 225381 at http://atwonline.com MH17: Now round up the criminals http://atwonline.com/blog/mh17-now-round-criminals <div class="node-body blog-body">Was it an error? Was it intentional? Who was in charge? Who issued the instructions? Those are the key questions, raised by the international team that investigated the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Those questions must now be answered and those responsible rounded up.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/mh17-now-round-criminals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/mh17-now-round-criminals#comments ATW Newsletters Security Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:53:00 +0000 225191 at http://atwonline.com Forward From 15: We’ve gained more than we lost http://atwonline.com/blog/forward-15-we-ve-gained-more-we-lost <div class="node-body blog-body">With each 9/11 anniversary, we rightly and naturally reflect on loss. First and foremost, of course, the incomprehensible loss of lives and, for the victim’s family and friends, the life they knew before that awful September day.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/forward-15-we-ve-gained-more-we-lost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/forward-15-we-ve-gained-more-we-lost#comments Airlines Security Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 08 Sep 2016 22:58:00 +0000 223131 at http://atwonline.com