Archive | October, 2007


No regrets at AirTran, the opportunist

AirTran may have rebuffed in its merger attempts but it’s seizing every opportunity it can to steal a march on its rivals, including former target ATA.

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When the fur flies

Northwest hub MSP is the latest to plan a luxury kennel for four-legged flyers.

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FAA: part of the solution or just not relevant?

Airline consultant and quote-machine Mike Boyd calls the FAA ‘irrelevant’ in a television discussion with an Airline Business editor.

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Pilots, pay and perquisites

The latest pilot contract proposals have some interesting extra demands.

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At Southwest, no tombstone for the GDS

Southwest Airlines may have written the book on avoiding the GDSs, but it’s leading the low-cost charge back to the systems.

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Losing battles, losing wars

Boeing’s Scott Carson fears the environmental battle may already be lost.

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Mergers: A clock is ticking

Talk of US airline mergers centres on a likely 2009 change in the White House to a less friendly adminisration.

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Goodbye, Columbus (and Nashville, too)

Midwest cities salivate as JetBlue drops two routes

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A fox on the seatback

Getting the big ball game onto a plane is no easy thing.

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Nominations and grudges: the FAA example

Bobby Sturgell won’t run the FAA if the air-traffic controllers have their way.

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