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Editorial: Gulf Open Skies decision is right call

Dec 15, 2017
Despite a renewed campaign against the hub Gulf carriers, the three US major airlines ended the year with essentially nothing gained....

Customer service lessons for British Airways, Heathrow and all airlines

Dec 12, 2017
A final update on my journey out of the London Heathrow chaos, along with a few takeaways that the incident made me think about, not just for the...

British Airways, Heathrow & UK Border Force mess up big time

Dec 10, 2017
It's 3am, London time, Monday and I'm sitting on the floor of Heathrow Terminal 5....

Dubai Air Show: Ode to the Missing Man

Nov 14, 2017
As they walked the line at Dubai’s Fair, They met a man who wasn’t there....

Cathay & Qatar: Who wins?

Nov 07, 2017
At first glance, it’s difficult to see the gains that Qatar Airways’ stake in Cathay Pacific Airways brings to either airline. But dig deeper and...

EDITORIAL: Planes, Politics & Protectionism

Oct 18, 2017
It’s ironic that the US is seeing a surge in activity that smacks of protectionism under a Republican president; one who campaigned on his...

Monarch’s fragile wings

Oct 02, 2017
The collapse of UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines is bad for those travelers whose vacations are upended; worse for the almost 2,000 people who...

Airline & aviation workers’ heroic acts in disaster-hit regions

Sep 20, 2017
Harvey, Katia, Irma, Jose, Maria: a terrible family of destruction. And the brutal 2017 Atlantic hurricane season still has weeks to run and could...

O’Leary’s Mea Culpa

Sep 19, 2017
Who thought we’d ever see the day that Michael O’Leary said sorry?...

Airport drinking; when to call time?

Aug 15, 2017
Is limiting the number of alcoholic drinks each passenger can consume at an airport a good idea?...

Sully video blog – reader comments & a follow up

Aug 11, 2017
Not surprisingly, my latest blog on “Sully” Sullenberger’s AAAA videos campaigning against US ATM reform ignited a strong response from readers....

Sully’s misleading statements on US ATC reform

Aug 10, 2017
Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a US Airways A320 on the Hudson River in New York, is campaigning against moves to reform and...

New US security rules are a win for common sense

Jul 24, 2017
The US government’s new security rules for all international flights bound for the US came into effect last week. I experienced them first hand at...

The UK’s laptop security predicament

Jul 06, 2017
Gradually, business returns closer to normal for those airlines and airports that were affected by the US government’s poorly conceived laptop ban in...

The subsidy irony of Anderson’s new gig

Jun 27, 2017
Amtrak’s pick of former Delta Air Lines chairman and CEO Richard Anderson to be its president and CEO provides exactly the sort of tough leadership...
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