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Open Skies

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.

Is This a Luxury You Want to Buy?

Rob Britton | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

The three Gulf mega-airlines, Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways, leverage billions of dollars in government subsidies to provide high-end indulgences to their passengers - but for too long the human cost of these luxuries has been hidden from the flying public.

Clearing the Air on Open Skies

Roger Dow | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Roger Dow

Preserving Open Skies is critical to thousands of businesses all across America and millions of U.S. jobs that depend on international travel. These agreements exist to benefit the entire travel industry and the broader U.S. economy, not just three airlines.

Open Skies

Hector Barreto | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Hector Barreto

Right now, a trio of airlines from the Persian Gulf isn't playing by the rules -- the very rules that their own governments agreed to.

Marina Fang

Rahm Emanuel Reverses Position On Policy That Would Affect Chicago-Based United Airlines | Marina Fang | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO -- In a move that shows why Chicago's called "clout city," United Airlines may have used its political influence to strong-arm Chicago Mayor R...

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.

U.S. Calls on China to Lift Flight Limits (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel
Nicholas Kralev

China's continuing refusal to lift all limits on flights to and from the United States hurts Chinese business travelers and prevents Chinese carriers from enjoying the full benefits of access to the U.S. airline market.

PHOTOS: 8 Reasons You Should Head To France Now

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

Who needs the sweltering crowds of summer when you can sip café au lait on the Champs Elysées and save beaucoup Euros?

"Open Skies" Air Travel Treaty So Far Little Help To Flyers

The Wall Street Journal | SCOTT MCCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ending government limits on flights between the U.S. and Europe was supposed to ignite lots of new competition and offer consumers cheaper fares acros...