ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed en 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 United bumped passenger video damages all airlines http://atwonline.com/blog/united-bumped-passenger-video-damages-all-airlines <div class="node-body blog-body">The news and video that emerged today of a passenger being roughly dragged from a United Airlines aircraft for no other reason than the airline had oversold the flight is truly disturbing.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/united-bumped-passenger-video-damages-all-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/united-bumped-passenger-video-damages-all-airlines#comments Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:41:00 +0000 244231 at http://atwonline.com EASA’s safety warning raises most important question on electronic carry-on bans http://atwonline.com/blog/easa-s-safety-warning-raises-most-important-question-electronic-carry-bans <div class="node-body blog-body">EASA’s safety bulletin issued today warning of the hazards of loading lots of personal electronics in the cargo hold rather than let passengers carry them onboard as usual is really quite damning of the new US and UK security rules.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/easa-s-safety-warning-raises-most-important-question-electronic-carry-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/easa-s-safety-warning-raises-most-important-question-electronic-carry-bans#comments Security Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:21:00 +0000 243801 at http://atwonline.com American places ATW Airline of the Year logo on 968 aircraft http://atwonline.com/blog/american-places-atw-airline-year-logo-968-aircraft <div class="node-body blog-body">American Airlines is having the sort of sticker shock it’s nice to have; the carrier is sticking 2017 ATW Airline of the Year decals on the fuselages of all 968 of its mainline aircraft.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/american-places-atw-airline-year-logo-968-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/american-places-atw-airline-year-logo-968-aircraft#comments Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:39:00 +0000 243591 at http://atwonline.com Ban the carry-on ban. And soon http://atwonline.com/blog/ban-carry-ban-and-soon <div class="node-body blog-body">The new US and UK electronics carry-on security bans continue to raise questions. But there’s zero evidence that they raise security.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/ban-carry-ban-and-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/ban-carry-ban-and-soon#comments Security Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:30:00 +0000 243411 at http://atwonline.com Keep calm, but don't carry on! http://atwonline.com/blog/keep-calm-dont-carry <div class="node-body blog-body">The British Airways statement on the new rules forbidding laptops and other personal electronic devices in carry-on on certain flights is so British.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/keep-calm-dont-carry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/keep-calm-dont-carry#comments Security Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:29:00 +0000 242201 at http://atwonline.com Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban http://atwonline.com/blog/trying-make-sense-new-tsa-electronics-ban <div class="node-body blog-body">I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying. However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/trying-make-sense-new-tsa-electronics-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/trying-make-sense-new-tsa-electronics-ban#comments Security Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:08:00 +0000 242071 at http://atwonline.com The security paradox of Trump’s first budget http://atwonline.com/blog/security-paradox-trump-s-first-budget <div class="node-body blog-body">US President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal would shift the majority of TSA costs on to the airlines and traveling public. Why would a president so hung up on American security do that?</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/security-paradox-trump-s-first-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/security-paradox-trump-s-first-budget#comments Security Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:34:00 +0000 241621 at http://atwonline.com 10 good and bad indicators for US aviation under Trump http://atwonline.com/blog/10-good-and-bad-indicators-us-aviation-under-trump <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s still early days in the US Trump administration, but here’s a few thoughts on the outlook for aviation, good and bad, given what little we have seen and heard so far.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/10-good-and-bad-indicators-us-aviation-under-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/10-good-and-bad-indicators-us-aviation-under-trump#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:07:00 +0000 240141 at http://atwonline.com Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved http://atwonline.com/blog/protesters-washington-dulles-are-happy-well-behaved <div class="node-body blog-body">I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was happening in light of the Trump travel ban that ignited protests over the weekend.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/protesters-washington-dulles-are-happy-well-behaved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/protesters-washington-dulles-are-happy-well-behaved#comments Aeropolitics Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:57:00 +0000 237331 at http://atwonline.com <p>Protesters at Washington Dulles International Airport&#39;s international arrivals lounge Sunday Jan. 29.</p> Alitalia, the airline that broke the camel’s back? http://atwonline.com/blog/alitalia-airline-broke-camel-s-back <div class="node-body blog-body">Can Alitalia ever be a good-news story? It appears not for Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline that has become the latest in a line of companies to see potential in the Italian flag carrier but for whom good news seems an increasingly distant prospect.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/alitalia-airline-broke-camel-s-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/alitalia-airline-broke-camel-s-back#comments Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:23:00 +0000 236781 at http://atwonline.com Don’t dismiss the widebody http://atwonline.com/blog/don-t-dismiss-widebody <div class="node-body blog-body">Already 2017 is shaping up to be another good year for the narrowbody, especially the new-generation of ultra-efficient airliners.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/don-t-dismiss-widebody" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/don-t-dismiss-widebody#comments Airframes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:21:00 +0000 236031 at http://atwonline.com MH370 becomes a ghost ship http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-becomes-ghost-ship <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s a sad day in commercial aviation history with the confirmation that the search for MH370 has been suspended.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-becomes-ghost-ship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/mh370-becomes-ghost-ship#comments Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:45:00 +0000 235991 at http://atwonline.com Aviation’s 2017 nightmares begin in Fort Lauderdale http://atwonline.com/blog/aviation-s-2017-nightmares-begin-fort-lauderdale <div class="node-body blog-body">There is still a lot to be learned from today’s shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale Airport, but this is the nightmare the industry – especially US airlines and airports – feared as we entered a new year.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/aviation-s-2017-nightmares-begin-fort-lauderdale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/aviation-s-2017-nightmares-begin-fort-lauderdale#comments Security Safety Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:16:00 +0000 235061 at http://atwonline.com Uncertain Times: The global airline industry’s 2017 watch points http://atwonline.com/blog/uncertain-times-global-airline-industry-s-2017-watch-points <div class="node-body blog-body">No matter your industry or priorities, the common feeling entering 2017 is one of uncertainty about how this year will turn out. The airline industry is no exception, so here are a few thoughts on five watch points that could make the difference between a good and a not-so-good year:</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/uncertain-times-global-airline-industry-s-2017-watch-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/uncertain-times-global-airline-industry-s-2017-watch-points#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:55:00 +0000 234701 at http://atwonline.com