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  • Jul 25, 2014
    Commentary

    Wright Stuff 1

    What's coming to Love Field in October?...More
  • Jul 24, 2014
    blog

    Triple 777 disasters 4

    In the space of just 377 days, three 777s and 540 lives were lost in three of the most bizarre airline crashes ever....More
  • Jul 18, 2014
    blog

    Airlines can take the high road on MH17 via airshow boycott 9

    If, as now seems likely, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and the 295 people on board were casualties of war, then this is tragically not the first time. But it should be the last. One outcome of this crash will likely be scrutiny of who determines and governs those airspace routes that are deemed unsafe for commercial airliners....More
  • Jul 17, 2014
    blog

    MH17: The unthinkable happens 1

    The entire air transport industry as well as the traveling public is in shock today as we come to terms with the second catastrophic loss of a Boeing 777, one of aviation’s most revered, safe and reliable aircraft....More
  • Jul 16, 2014
    blog

    Farnborough Airshow: Re-engining trend gains momentum

    Rolls-Royce president-civil large engines Eric Schulz: “The re-engine has become an important element of the future [airline] business.”...More
  • Jul 14, 2014
    blog

    Cheers Farnborough!

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  • Jun 26, 2014
    Commentary

    Suite Life

    How the "other half" (of one percent) travels......More
  • Jun 26, 2014
    blog

    Asiana Flight 214: Five takeaways

    NTSB determined that the primary probable cause of the accident was pilot error....More
  • Jun 23, 2014
    blog

    Luxury was always in style

    TWA first class...More
  • Jun 16, 2014
    blog

    Why did Emirates cancel A350s? 1

    Emirates did not cancel the order because its belief in the future potential of the air passenger market in the Middle East has dimmed....More
  • Jun 5, 2014
    blog

    A Work of Art

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  • May 20, 2014
    blog

    Every decision counts 5

    A gate agent made a split-second decision that, I’m quite certain, ensured my trip on the airline was a money-loser for the carrier....More
  • May 19, 2014
    blog

    Celebrating the A300

    Congratulations to Airbus on the 40th Anniversary of entry into service of the A300B, shown in our Photo Gallery for May in the colors of launch customer Air France. In 1977, Eastern Airlines became the US launch customer of the type with an order of 23. I like this profile picture.  ...More
  • May 7, 2014
    blog

    Oberstar's objections to airline mergers 1

    The death of the longtime congressman from Minnesota prompted me to take a look back at his objections to industry consolidation....More
  • May 5, 2014
    blog

    China’s immigration and customs process bests US international airports 5

    I’m on work travel that is taking me from my Washington DC base to Germany and China. Though I travel a lot, even I was amazed at the swiftness and friendly efficiency with which I was swept through immigration and customs at Frankfurt and Shanghai airports....More
  • Apr 28, 2014
    blog

    Concordes in Formation

    British Airways took this photo to celebrate its 10th Anniversary of scheduled Concorde service Jan. 21, 1986. Shown is more than half of BA’s fleet of seven Aérospatiale-BAC Concordes. Photograph by Adrian Meredith.    ...More
  • Apr 17, 2014
    blog

    How much complaining are Spirit Airlines’ passengers really doing?

    “Over 99.99% of our customers did not file a complaint with the Department of Transportation in 2013," Spirit stated....More
  • Apr 14, 2014
    blog

    American pilots union president tap dances

    Keith Wilson quickly changes his tune on Republic pilots' labor vote....More
  • Apr 7, 2014
    blog

    MH370: It’s not a small world after all 5

    How can a commercial airliner go missing for weeks without a scrap found?...More

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