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Dramatic, Negative Consequences if the Government Fails to Enforce Open Skies Agreements

Rob Britton | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

It's time for the Obama administration to act. Failure to act will put the U.S. airlines, their workers, communities across the country that rely on service and the entire American aviation industry in serious jeopardy.

Here's What It's REALLY Like To Be An Emirates Flight Attendant

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.19.2015 | Travel

Expert travelers know Emirates as one of the most luxurious airlines in the world. With opulent aircraft boasting showers, cocktail bars and spr...

We're All in This Together: How Subsidized Gulf Carriers Threaten the U.S. Domestic Airline Network

Rob Britton | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

One of the fibs that the Gulf airlines and their supporters keep repeating is that U.S. airlines are being "protectionist," which couldn't be further from the truth. American, Delta, and United don't need protection from competition.

Emirates Airline's One Percenters

Rob Britton | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

If you're Emirates, based in Dubai, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, or Qatar Airways from that country, you can install showers, butlers and bars on your A380s because your government owners deliver wheelbarrows of subsidy cash.

Subsidized Gulf Airlines Are Damaging Airlines Globally, Not Just in the U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Last month, I spent two weeks teaching grad students about a variety of airline topics in Switzerland, Germany, and Sweden, and after nearly every lecture someone has asked about the impact of the three fast-growing Gulf mega-airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.

What's the Big Deal With Those Persian Gulf Airlines?

George Hobica | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

Is all the hype -- and fear -- justified? Are they that much better than Delta, American, United, Lufthansa, Air France/KLM, and the rest?

Subsidized Gulf Airlines' Impact on U.S. Cities and Our Airline Network

Rob Britton | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Six months into the trade dispute between the massively subsidized Gulf airlines -- Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways -- and U.S. network carriers, the tactics of the two sides have become familiar.

Why Emirates Is Not a Real Airline

Rob Britton | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Open Skies agreements have served U.S. carriers very well, enabling them to grow overseas, and to partner with European and Asian airlines to expand their networks. But U.S. airlines cannot - and should not have to - compete with airlines with short paths to enormous government treasuries.

Accounting Shenanigans at the UAE's Etihad Airways

Rob Britton | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

U.S. airlines have learned to compete in a global marketplace. They ask no special favors; only that our government provide equal opportunity to compete, and act to control airlines that could not exist without enormous and ongoing state capitalism.

Urgent Action: Gulf Carrier Subsidies Need to Be Addressed Now

Rob Britton | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Our government needs to heed this threat to the U.S. airline grid, to domestic economic objectives, and to good-paying U.S. jobs. As someone who worked in the U.S. airline business for 25 years, I know firsthand that American, Delta, and United can compete, but not on a playing field rigged by limitless resources

The 10 Best Airlines In The World | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel

We may have the best barbecue ribs and baseball teams, but when it comes to airlines, the United States has fallen slightly behind. The latest Skytrax World Airline Awards, which rank global airlines in a number of categories, are out.

A Plane Appeared To Fly Backward At The French Open

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.02.2015 | Sports

Mystery in plane sight.

Trade and the Enforcement Issue

Mike Lux | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

I wanted to throw another thing into the whole trade discussion today, and that is the issue of enforcement: Why are we to have any faith in the language of these trade deals on labor, the environment or anything else if the administration won't enforce the rules of trade that already exist?

Emirates, Black Tomato, and Movements Changing Travel

Scott Goodson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Scott Goodson

"Hello Tomorrow" reads the global ads for Emirates, the commercial airline of the future. Like Google, the company is growing exponentially - and in t...

10 Coolest Airline Amenities | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel

With all the airline fees adding up, it's hard to remember what perks you get as a passenger. However, there are still some airlines that show their appreciation for customers, dishing out amenities that make them stand out from the rest.

Seriously Long-Haul: 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from the United States | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel

Since the very beginnings of aviation in America, U.S. flyers have been trying to push the boundaries: Chuck Yeager cracked the sound barrier; Amelia Earhart crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean, and Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong left footprints on the moon.

Preying on Anti-Arab Bias

James Zogby | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
James Zogby

Delta Airlines is leading an effort to petition the U.S. government to sanction Etihad Airlines, Emirates Airlines, and Qatar Air. What is troubling is that precisely because their case is weak, the U.S. coalition has shamefully stooped to subtle and not so subtle "Arab-baiting" in their efforts to demonize the Arab carriers.

Airlines Squabble Over "Open Skies" Treaties

Richard Finger | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Richard Finger

A rift has occurred between the big three United States airlines -- United, American and Delta -- and the heavyweights from the Middle East -- Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

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.

Sponsorship of FIFA: a new front in Gulf political rivalry

James Dorsey | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Lurking in the background of world soccer body FIFA's talks with Qatar Airways to replace its Dubai rival Emirates as a sponsor is the escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as a result of their divergent attitudes towards political Islam.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights From Los Angeles | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel

While in terms of total passenger traffic, LAX still sits somewhere in sixth or seventh place globally; it's always claimed the crown for the planet's busiest single origin and destination airport.

Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers -- connections between flights of more than 24 hours -- provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

Subsidies for Big Business: Why Are We Doing This Again?

Mike Lux | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

One area where a lot of us populist progressives agree with at least the rhetoric of the Tea Party is the issue of subsidies to big business. Case in point: the Export-Import Bank.

What Is the Deal With the Export-Import Bank?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

By receiving financial subsidies from the Export-Import Bank of the US, an airline with antiquated laws is getting unfair competitive advantage over American companies. American taxpayers should no longer be giving their money to foreign companies whose principles run contrary to ours.