Aeropolitics en Mexican consumer protection office fines airlines for baggage fees <div class="node-body article-body">Mexico’s federal consumer attorney’s office Profeco has fined five airlines for charging fees on customers’ first checked bags on flights from Mexico City to the US and Canada.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Regulation Daily News Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:11:00 +0000 252261 at The subsidy irony of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:49:00 +0000 252201 at US Supreme Court to hear travel ban case; allows partial ban for now <div class="node-body article-body">The US Supreme Court said later this year it will hear the case against US President Donald Trump’s revised executive order temporarily banning nationals from six countries from traveling to the US, but also has allowed the ban to be partially implemented in the interim.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airlines Daily News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:08:00 +0000 252121 at Matt Wade House, Senate clash over ATC spinoff proposal <div class="node-body article-body">Familiar divisions over FAA reauthorization resurfaced in the US Congress this week as differing legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Traffic Management Regulation Daily News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:43:00 +0000 252071 at Wikimedia 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:22:00 +0000 252041 at Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban <div class="node-body blog-body">The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Gulf neighbors has not thwarted Qatar Airways’ ambitions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airlines Opinions AirKarp Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:34:00 +0000 251851 at US House transportation chairman introduces ATC privatization bill <div class="node-body article-body">US House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) on June 21 introduced a new bill that features a revised and supposedly friendlier approach to moving air traffic control (ATC) out of the FAA and into a federally chartered, non-profit organization.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Traffic Management Regulation Daily News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:50:00 +0000 251691 at <p>Air traffic controller Emil Watson in the control tower at Miami International Airport.</p> Joe Raedle/Getty Images Emirates chief hopeful for laptop ban solution <div class="node-body article-body">Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is optimistic the US ban on large personal electronic devices (PEDs) in carry-on baggage on routes from Middle East airports to the US will be resolved.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Paris Air Show 2017 Security Daily News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:51:00 +0000 251571 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:51:00 +0000 250911 at Trump rolls back Cuba reopening, but scheduled flights still allowed <div class="node-body article-body">US President Donald Trump moved to roll back some of his predecessor’s policy of reopening relations with Cuba, but Trump will keep the air services pact in place that allows commercial flights between the two countries.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Regulation Daily News Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:06:00 +0000 250871 at <p>US President Donald Trump announces his Cuba policy in Miami June 16.</p> Joe Raedle/Getty Images