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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Those wanting checked baggage fees rescinded are inadvertently advocating for worse customer service for passengers....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....

Airbus-Boeing subsidy dispute is a proxy fight with a larger goal

Nov 29, 2016
Airbus and Boeing fear they will not be able to live with the kinds of state support that budding rivals may receive....

Astonishing market cap figures show airline industry’s dramatic change

Nov 18, 2016
In 2011, the highest equity value of any airline in the world was the forming LATAM at $12 billion. Now it is Delta at $35 billion....

Three reasons why major US airlines are not planning to grow in 2017

Oct 21, 2016
American, Delta and United appear to be bringing growth to a near halt through next year....

Four thoughts on the ICAO emissions deal

Oct 06, 2016
The MBM scheme, while important, is NOT the end all and be all for controlling airline CO2 emissions....

No DOJ rubber stamp of Alaska-Virgin America merger

Sep 26, 2016
If DOJ had no issues, antitrust clearance would probably have come by the end of this week....
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