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  • Jul 24, 2015
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    US airline profits up; regulators on the witch hunt 4

    Airlines that are well managed and profitable are good for everyone. Good for the carriers and their employees, good for shareholders and also good for consumers. It’s the last part that Washington DC doesn’t get, as illustrated by this summer of regulatory witch huntery with profitable airlines in the crosshairs....More
  • Jul 24, 2015
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    4,000 mph Cruise

    Cruising at 4,000 mph—Artist’s concept shows a passenger airliner of the future capable of flying 5,750 statute miles at hypersonic cruise speeds of about 4,000 mph....More
  • Jul 23, 2015
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    Southwest rethinks old assumptions

    The airline is questioning its old assumptions about fuel hedging and ROIC goals....More
  • Jul 21, 2015
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    A drone is going to bring down an airliner: why are we waiting for that to happen? 22

    Sooner or later – and I personally believe it will be sooner – an airliner full of passengers and crew is going to be brought down after colliding with a drone....More
  • Jul 15, 2015
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    US can’t require airlines to be forthcoming, then penalize transparency

    Delta CEO Richard Anderson: 'We’re required to file huge amounts of data with the government.'...More
  • Jul 15, 2015
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    Spirit Airlines exposes the Bundlers in hilarious video

    I’ve noted US low cost carrier Spirit Airlines’ wonderfully inventive and entertaining promotional videos before in this blog, but their newest video is the best so far. This gem features twin “lawyers” Unbundle & Unbundle....More
  • Jul 15, 2015
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    20:20 hindsight

    Europe’s oldest low-cost carrier, Ryanair, has just celebrated its 30th birthday in strong health and with many bright years ahead, but things could have played out very differently....More
  • Jul 11, 2015
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    Three pioneering planes fly for the future 1

    It’s been an interesting week for aviation and for the potential future shape of commercial air transport. Two tiny planes crossed that sliver of water known as the English Channel and which separates England from continental Europe....More
  • Jul 8, 2015
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    Qantas—95 years old 1

    At top is the Qantas office in 1921, one year after the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd. was formed...More

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