Opinions http://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7409/more en 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 Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-airways-ceo-al-baker-defiant-face-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="http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-airways-ceo-al-baker-defiant-face-blockade-laptop-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/qatar-airways-ceo-al-baker-defiant-face-blockade-laptop-ban#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Opinions AirKarp Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:34:00 +0000 251851 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 Airlines need Brexit answers. Soon. http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-need-brexit-answers-soon <div class="node-body blog-body">The UK is scheduled to leave the EU (Brexit) by the end of March 2019, but airlines don’t have two years, they need answers by April next year.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-need-brexit-answers-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airlines-need-brexit-answers-soon#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Opinions Need I say Moores Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:35:00 +0000 249931 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 Trump’s withdrawal from Paris is bad news for the ICAO emissions deal http://atwonline.com/blog/trump-s-withdrawal-paris-bad-news-icao-emissions-deal <div class="node-body blog-body">The hard truth is that CORSIA 'complements' Paris. The two agreements are inexorably linked.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/trump-s-withdrawal-paris-bad-news-icao-emissions-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/trump-s-withdrawal-paris-bad-news-icao-emissions-deal#comments Aeropolitics Eco-Aviation Opinions AirKarp Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:07:00 +0000 249271 at http://atwonline.com