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  • May 20, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    American pilots union president tap dances

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

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

    How can a commercial airliner go missing for weeks without a scrap found?...More
  • Apr 4, 2014

    Time Capsule - Photos

    For a view of my past Time Capsule photos, please visit this Photo Gallery, and visit often. Not only will I show photos used on my Blog, but I will share photos from ATW’s vast historical library and snapshots from the pages of Air Transport World over the past 50 years. Please continue to send in your comments—they are welcome!...More
  • Mar 26, 2014

    Happy Belated Birthday, DFW!

    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport celebrated its 40th anniversary in January. The first customer at DFW was American Airlines. Just five years later, American Airlines moved its headquarters from New York City to Dallas, helping to create one of the top ten airports in the world....More
  • Mar 14, 2014

    The e-cargo conundrum

    The air cargo industry is shockingly behind much of the rest of the business world in terms of electronic processing....More
  • Mar 5, 2014

    Mad Men: 1960s airline advertising

    “Airline advertising is changing its mind on where the money should go,” ATW reported in 1964....More
  • Feb 26, 2014

    Eastern Renewal 1

    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is reviewing an application for a new Eastern Air Lines to begin service. Eastern Air Lines Group CEO Ed Wegel plans to start charter service in December, pending DOT and FAA approval. The first aircraft for the new airline will be an Airbus A320, scheduled for delivery in August or September, according to Wegel. The plans are for scheduled services, eventually....More
  • Feb 18, 2014

    Hotter? LEAP or GTF

    CFM International and Pratt & Whitney argue over who has the cooler A320neo engine....More

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