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Munoz’s apology may not be enough

Apr 11, 2017
Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full...

United bumped passenger video damages all airlines

Apr 10, 2017
The news and video that emerged today of a passenger being roughly dragged from a United Airlines aircraft for no other reason than the airline had...

EASA’s safety warning raises most important question on electronic carry-on bans

Apr 05, 2017
EASA’s safety bulletin issued today warning of the hazards of loading lots of personal electronics in the cargo hold rather than let passengers carry...

American places ATW Airline of the Year logo on 968 aircraft

Apr 04, 2017
American Airlines is having the sort of sticker shock it’s nice to have; the carrier is sticking 2017 ATW Airline of the Year decals on the fuselages...

Ban the carry-on ban. And soon

Apr 03, 2017
The new US and UK electronics carry-on security bans continue to raise questions. But there’s zero evidence that they raise security....

Keep calm, but don't carry on!

Mar 22, 2017
The British Airways statement on the new rules forbidding laptops and other personal electronic devices in carry-on on certain flights is so British....

Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

Mar 21, 2017
I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my...

The security paradox of Trump’s first budget

Mar 17, 2017
US President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal would shift the majority of TSA costs on to the airlines and traveling public. Why would a...

10 good and bad indicators for US aviation under Trump

Mar 01, 2017
It’s still early days in the US Trump administration, but here’s a few thoughts on the outlook for aviation, good and bad, given what little we have...

Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved

Jan 30, 2017
I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was...

Alitalia, the airline that broke the camel’s back?

Jan 24, 2017
Can Alitalia ever be a good-news story? It appears not for Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline that has become the latest in a line of...

Don’t dismiss the widebody

Jan 17, 2017
Already 2017 is shaping up to be another good year for the narrowbody, especially the new-generation of ultra-efficient airliners....

MH370 becomes a ghost ship

Jan 17, 2017
It’s a sad day in commercial aviation history with the confirmation that the search for MH370 has been suspended....

Aviation’s 2017 nightmares begin in Fort Lauderdale

Jan 06, 2017
There is still a lot to be learned from today’s shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale Airport, but this is the nightmare the industry – especially US...

Uncertain Times: The global airline industry’s 2017 watch points

Jan 03, 2017
No matter your industry or priorities, the common feeling entering 2017 is one of uncertainty about how this year will turn out. The airline industry...
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