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Should movie theaters disclose popcorn prices ‘up front’?

Dec 11, 2017
With DOT dropping proposed rules that would have required airlines to disclose bag fees 'up front,' there is a lot of finger wagging about 'hidden'...

NAFTA Airlines

Dec 07, 2017
A Delta-WestJet tie-up could lead to the creation of a de facto trans-North American airline....

Will lie-flat seats become standard on US transcon flights?

Nov 22, 2017
Delta has just added lie-flat seats on at least one daily flight on six more domestic routes....

Alaska’s Cuba pullout signals death of US-Cuba air transport market

Nov 16, 2017
Alaska’s Los Angeles-Havana daily flight was a good litmus test for the viability of the US-Cuba market....

Surveying the US mainline passenger airline landscape

Nov 08, 2017
Consolidation has whittled the US passenger airline business into 11 mainline carriers....

Airlines need to master the art of the upsell

Nov 06, 2017
As airlines roll out product segmentation, upselling becomes a critical element of the air transport business....

Airbus-Bombardier CSeries shocker: First thoughts

Oct 17, 2017
There will be much more to say about the blockbuster Airbus-Bombardier CSeries deal, in which Airbus will become the majority stakeholder in the...

Basic economy is a success if it does NOT sell

Oct 13, 2017
The success of basic economy 'isn’t how many people buy it, but how many people don’t buy it.'...

Why the Delta CSeries order is worth all the trouble for Bombardier

Sep 27, 2017
Bombardier believes Delta operating the CSeries will be the tipping point that puts the aircraft in high demand....

FedEx’s Fred Smith puts e-commerce in perspective

Sep 21, 2017
The notion that there is an inexorable march toward e-commerce dominating retail is not borne out by analysis, Smith says....

White House’s sloppy talk imperils ATC reform

Sep 14, 2017
White House support for Rep. Bill Shuster’s ATC reform plan presents a catch-22 for airlines....

Dueling Dallas views of US airline industry

Aug 18, 2017
Is Doug Parker too optimistic? Is Gary Kelly too cautious?...

Can a partial shutdown of FAA be avoided?

Aug 08, 2017
Don’t hold your breath waiting for an FAA reauthorization bill including major ATC reform to pass the US Congress....

Wait-and-see approach is still best on new US security requirements

Jul 07, 2017
The foundation is in place for the new standards to be problematic for airlines down the road....

Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban

Jun 22, 2017
The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Gulf neighbors has not thwarted Qatar Airways’ ambitions....
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