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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.

The Best Airlines for In-Flight Entertainment

Hipmunk | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Long flights can be a drag, but there's nothing better to make the time fly and take your mind off cramped economy quarters than a good in-flight entertainment system.

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

We Need Honesty in the Gulf Airline Subsidy Debate

Rob Britton | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

I've worked in and around the airline business for 31 years. I have witnessed firsthand how fair competition drives down prices and makes airlines nimble and more efficient.

The 10 Best Airlines In The World

Hopper.com | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Airline Requires 'Prior Permission' For Marriages, Pregnancies: Report

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.26.2013 | Travel

"Being cabin crew is not just a job but a way of life." For most airlines, the phrase is standard corporate jargon. At Qatar Airways, the source of th...

Qatar: The New Center of the Universe?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Qatar is aspiring to be the hub that spokes to the world, with its vast investments, its satellite television network, Al Jazeera, among the most watched in the world, and its global philanthropy.

How To Lose A 'Free' Airline Ticket

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Points are the airline's property and can be confiscated at any time, for any reason. To some air travelers, that makes them worthless.

787 Cancellations Persist

Posted 01.22.2013 | Travel

The Dreamliner drama continues. Airlines that have grounded the Boeing 787 continue to cancel flights as safety officials continue to investigate t...

Stylish India

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

We landed in Mumbai in the dead of night, that mysterious window right before twilight, where anything can happen but nothing feels real.

Wowch! Qantas Joins the Competitor It Could Not Beat

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Christine Negroni

Qantas boss Alan Joyce has made no secret of his resentment of Emirates. But having failed to beat 'em, Qantas is joining its former nemesis.

America Needs A Five-Star Airline

John Nicholson | Posted 10.24.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Why harp on one tiny aspect of airlines' customer experience? Because it's illustrative of the overall trend of poor product and service outputs by all major U.S. airlines.

India's Luxury Hotel Boom

Jim Calio | Posted 07.26.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

Today, Leela Hotels, Palaces & Resorts is one of the fastest-growing luxury hotel chains in India.

PHOTOS: Ranking The Best First And Business Class Airlines

Dane Steele Green | Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

No matter who makes it or who flies it, a plane can be boiled down to this: It's a metal tube with wings on the side, a fin on the back and pointy bit up front.