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  • Nov 23, 2015
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    Was the TAM merger a mistake for LAN? 3

    LATAM is a bet on the long-term future of Latin American commercial aviation....More
  • Nov 20, 2015
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    Technology gap

    African airlines largely skipped internet distribution and went directly to mobile, but they have to get the basics right before adding more frills....More
  • Nov 11, 2015
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    What does DOJ really want from its lawsuit against United and Delta? 1

    The way in which DOJ has framed the case seems to give Delta every incentive to abandon United....More
  • Nov 10, 2015
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    Jeff Smisek returns…in DOJ’s lawsuit against United 3

    DOJ is quoting Smisek to help buttress its case that United is “unlawfully seeking to maintain a monopoly” at Newark....More
  • Nov 2, 2015
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    Atlanta-Dubai: Delta’s response 20

    The following letter was submitted to ATW by Delta Air Lines' chief legal officer in response to my blog on their decision to stop Atlanta-Dubai service next year, citing competition from the Gulf carriers....More
  • Oct 29, 2015
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    One man is keeping Ex-Im closed 8

    By margins of 313-118 in the US House of Representatives and 64-29 in the US Senate, members of Congress have voted to reauthorize Ex-Im....More
  • Oct 29, 2015
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    An alternative safety demonstration

    This is more than your run of the mill comedy cabin briefing; it’s an extremely elegant Emirates performance at Lisbon’s Estadio de Luz stadium....More
  • Oct 28, 2015
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    The real reason Delta is pulling out of Dubai 19

    Delta Air Lines is back in the news again today, and this time it looks rather like route shenanigans....More
  • Oct 27, 2015
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    Delta’s Anderson marches to the beat of his own drum

    True to form, Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson continues to do things a little differently from the crowd....More
  • Oct 23, 2015
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    The brilliance in American’s reservation cutover 1

    Did you hear that? If you reply “what?”, then that’s the point. The world’s largest airline, American Airlines, completed the final and most challenging step in its merger-acquisition with US Airways at the weekend – the cutover to a single reservation system....More
  • Oct 23, 2015
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    American takes Spirit seriously

    American Airlines is planning to roll out a new fare model next year to enable it to better compete against Spirit Airlines and other US ULCCs....More
  • Oct 23, 2015
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    Strength in numbers

    Five big airlines may make up 51% of the European market, but 136 smaller carriers account for the remaining 46% and they also have a voice....More
  • Oct 19, 2015
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    ’70s Style

    Ecuatoriana purchased Boeing 707s and had them painted in these beautiful, abstract and very colorful paint scheme...More
  • Oct 15, 2015
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    Whatever happened to the 90-seat turboprop? 4

    There used to be a lot of talk about Bombardier and ATR launching large turboprops....More
  • Oct 13, 2015
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    Governments failed those on board MH17 10

    The Dutch Safety Board report today on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is welcome in that it definitively states that the Boeing 777-200...More
  • Oct 9, 2015
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    French revolution 4

    The English saying “to take the shirt from somebody’s back” took on a whole new meaning after tensions erupted between Air France and its unions....More
  • Oct 6, 2015
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    Five questions Congress should ask about UAVs 4

    When will FAA and/or aircraft/engine manufacturers do tests to find out what would happen if a small UAV and a commercial aircraft collide?...More
  • Sep 28, 2015
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    Alaska shows how independent carriers are changing US transcontinental flying 7

    I flew from Washington Reagan to Portland Oregon yesterday on a direct, five-and-a-half hour flight with Alaska Airlines. It was an interesting and very positive experience and one that shows how the US independent carriers such as...More
  • Sep 25, 2015
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    Routes 2015: African headwinds

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. African carriers need to be realists, or the colors on those sails will not be theirs....More
  • Sep 24, 2015
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    Northwest Airlines 747 and more 4

    This spectacular shot of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-200 was taken at Tokyo's Narita International Airport by ATW friend and photographer Rob Finlayson....More
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Apr 21, 2016
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American Beauty

American Airlines turned 90 years old April 15....More
Apr 21, 2016
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Customer choice 6

Airbus is hoping passengers will seek out its Airspace cabin and proactively buy flights because they are operated by Airbus products, but how many passengers actually know which aircraft type they are flying on?...More
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