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Was Doug Parker’s $5 billion ‘average’ earnings prediction a mistake?

May 21, 2018
American’s first two annual financial results following Parker’s $3 billion-$7 billion assertion will end up at the low end of the range....

WestJet CEO: ‘This is not Norwegian’

May 02, 2018
Canada's second largest airline plans a long-haul product with a 'mainline' feel....

Southwest builds its own kind of international network

Apr 05, 2018
Cutting out three hours of travel and eliminating a connection is a real selling point....

The Seinfeld explanation for sluggish airline stocks

Feb 20, 2018
Can the airline industry ever overcome the perception that airlines are a bad investment?...

Best laid plans…

Dec 19, 2017
Delta did everything right after its August 2016 system crash, but that didn't matter when ATL went dark....

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....
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