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The Airlines Are Terrible At Running Their Businesses, So Let's Turn Air Traffic Control Over To Them

Andrew Schmertz | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Andrew Schmertz

What could go wrong? Imagine that you run a troubled business and a group of people come to you and say they can help. You would want to look into the...

If You Don't Have TSA PreCheck, You Might Wanna Get It NOW

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel

If you’ve been thinking about getting TSA PreCheck, there are two fresh new reasons to do it. Last week, the Transportation Security Administration...

Emirates' New Athens Flights: A Sharp Poke in the Eye

Rob Britton | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Emirates' recent announcement that they would begin nonstop flights from Newark to Athens on March 12 struck many Washington aviation experts as remar...

Emirates Finally Hits Turbulence

Rob Britton | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Deep in a lengthy Bloomberg Businessweek article on Emirates Airline was a quote that spoke volumes about the airline's strategy and confirmed the cas...

He's Grounded! Delta Bans Obnoxious Trump Supporter For Life

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business

Delta Air Lines has placed a lifelong ban on the Donald Trump supporter who was filmed before takeoff on a Nov. 22 flight harassing passengers who vot...

Subsidized Gulf Airlines Continue To Dump Seats In The U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Earlier this month, two of the three massively subsidized, state-owned Gulf airlines announced additional flights to and from the United States.

The U.S. Government Breaks Its Own Flight Rules. Again.

Rob Britton | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. government has hired Emirates, a massively subsidized, state-owned airline, to fly federal employees, this time between New York and Milan, Italy.

The Gulf Carrier Dispute: U.S. Carriers Notch A Nice Win

Rob Britton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

News that the U.S. Department of State will hold talks next month with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar is, to this longtime observer of U.S. international aviation, a significant victory for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.

Misplaced Blame for the TSA's Long Line Problem

Rob Britton | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The New York Times' Gail Collins is just the latest, opining that someone should "Make the airlines stop charging fees for checked baggage." Ms. Collins' column is so full of myths and errors that the best response is point by point:

Understanding What's Behind Emirates' Potential Budapest-U.S. Flights

Rob Britton | Posted 03.11.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

The fact that no traditional airline has operated the route with financial success is precisely what causes airline experts to wonder about Emirates' interest in the route.

Working Together to Preserve U.S. Airline Jobs

Rob Britton | Posted 02.24.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

When it comes to relations between management and labor, fights always make the news, while cases of collaboration are seldom mentioned.

FAA Funding Collides With ATC Overhaul and Airplane Fire Threats

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The public has sporadic interest in air travel news; seat size and ticket prices get attention, as do stories of badly-behaving flight attendants. But...

BiArté: A Business That's Breaking Cycles

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.11.2017 | Business
Steve Mariotti

An Interview with Omar Ruffin, Rising Tide Capital Graduate This story is the first in a series featuring entrepreneurs who are Graduates of the Comm...

Bullying in the Airline Business?

Rob Britton | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Earlier this month, at a press conference in Los Angeles, the CEO of Qatar Airways, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, once again said he and his airline were being "bullied" by U.S. airlines, notably American and Delta.

Watch What Happens When This Cat Slips Its Carrier On A Delta Plane

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.21.2015 | Weird News

A curious cat scared an attendant when it sauntered around a Delta Air Lines flight. Video footage shows the tortoiseshell strolling around an aircraf...

These Kids With Cancer Got To 'Fly' To The North Pole To Meet Santa

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.14.2015 | Parents

A group of patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) were in for a special treat when they had the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and Mrs. ...

The Gulf Airline Trade Dispute: The Bad News Keeps on Coming

Rob Britton | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

United Airlines announced that in January it will end its nonstop Washington-Dubai flights. The news adds another proof point to the mass of evidence that the hugely-subsidized Gulf airlines are harming the U.S. aviation industry and violating the terms of the "Open Skies" agreements.

How To Spot Human Trafficking In A Hotel

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 02.07.2017 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

It's not terribly surprising to learn that many trafficking victims have been exploited in a hotel. An NGO recently launched #DoesYourHotelKnow, a new awareness campaign that alerts hotels and travelers on what to do if we think it's happening (key: you don't have to be certain, that's up to the authorities to figure out).

South Africa, Namibia Criticize Airline Ban On Animal Trophies

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some African countries that allow hunting have criticized a decision by a number of international airlines to ban the transport ...

Delta Just Brought Out The Ultimate Upgrade: A Private Jet

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel

When it comes to flying, big spenders get the best treatment. Within the next two weeks, Delta Air Lines will start offering travelers in its Medallio...

These Are the Best Airlines in the U.S.

Hopper.com | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel
Hopper.com

Want to know who ranks high? Hopper took a spin through their 2015 rankings to find you the absolute best airlines in the United States, according to ... well, according to you!

Delta Apologizes For Facebook Post About Oral Sex (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business

Delta Airlines is investigating how a link to a lewd article got posted on its official Facebook page.

Navigating the Landscape of Airline Loyalty Programs in 2015

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Since the first program, American Airlines AAdvantage, was launched in 1981, nearly all airlines have rewarded their customers with miles based on the distance that they fly. The problem with this design is that distance bears no relation to cost.

Want To Fly Like Elvis? Now, You Can!

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weird News

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Elvis Presley's pair of personal jets, one complete with gilded wash basin and plush sleeping quarters, will go under the hammer i...

Why I Left Delta and Took My Diamonds Elsewhere

John Nicholson | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

In this traveler's eyes, American air carriers generally, and Delta specifically, have slipped from atop the quality and service rankings. They have gone from diamonds to diamonds in the rough. And with a good bit of polishing, we may both one day be Diamonds again.