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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....

Trump’s withdrawal from Paris is bad news for the ICAO emissions deal

Jun 01, 2017
The hard truth is that CORSIA 'complements' Paris. The two agreements are inexorably linked....

Doug Parker: ‘Our stock is so undervalued it defies logic’

May 05, 2017
What will it take for Wall Street to buy into the notion that US airlines are safe—and even forward-thinking—investments?...

US mainline-regional system likely contributed to bumping incident

Apr 14, 2017
I can’t help but wonder if the Byzantine relationship between mainlines and regionals is partly to blame for this incident....

Casting a cloud over a movie star & a little boy sharing carrot juice

Mar 21, 2017
Have years of work by Emirates and other airlines to cultivate a safe, friendly image in the US been spoiled in one fell swoop?...

Trump’s TSA bombshell

Mar 16, 2017
The president is proposing a radical change in how aviation security is funded in the US....

Airline paradox: Punished by Wall Street for a high completion factor

Mar 10, 2017
US airlines and Wall Street have had a running debate over how much unit revenue performance means....

Express cargo’s big shift

Feb 27, 2017
Express cargo companies are scrambling to keep up with the e-commerce monster they helped spawn....

Not all US domestic routes are created equal

Feb 16, 2017
For years, US airlines basically treated a 45-90-minute hop the same as a 5-hour transcontinental flight....

‘Basic economy’ is a reasonable business decision for airlines

Jan 19, 2017
It's about much more than overhead bin carry-on bag restrictions....

In defense of airlines’ checked baggage fees

Jan 03, 2017
Those wanting checked baggage fees rescinded are inadvertently advocating for worse customer service for passengers....

US DOT wins game of chicken vs. Delta-Aeromexico

Dec 21, 2016
The department confidently called the airlines’ bluff....

Good news for US airlines on unit revenue

Dec 09, 2016
Perhaps Warren Buffett is on to something....
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