Archive | April, 2010


Negotiating in these times

What if labour and management at US carriers actually tackled the host of challenges they consistently lambast rather than drone on about them constantly? “How do we get to the point where we actually do something different rather than talking about challenges,” asked American’s SVP of Human Resources Jeff Brundage at the recent Phoenix Sky […]

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Wanted: Top tips for Berlin and Hamburg

Picture credit: German Flag on the U-Bahn by cameronparkins The Airline Business team are back on the road again this summer and it seems like Germany is the place to be for airline conferences . We’ve got Aircraft Interiors coming up in Hamburg on 18-20 May and then we’re off to the IATA AGM in Berlin […]

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AB chats with new bmibaby chief

Yesterday I popped in to London to catch up with fellow Cranfield University alumnus Julian Carr (pictured), who has just become managing director of bmi’s budget arm bmibaby. Over a glass of orange juice (it was an unusually hot day here), Julian ran through his priorities for the coming months. Click here to read the write-up […]

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A disgrunted passenger overheard

I was in a card shop, close to the Airline Business offices earlier this week and my ears pricked up at the mention of air travel. A well-spoken (and obviously well-travelled) man was standing at the till, explaining to the staff why he was sworn off air travel. He griped that flying is disrupted by the “scare of the […]

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Germanwings, the silent assassin

Hard not to smirk at this audacious bit of Germanwings publicity. Not just for its admirable timing, while the cabin crew are otherwise occupied, but also for the fact that it manages to snipe two of its competitors in the same commercial. One-upmanship with style.  

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Etihad’s volcanic follow-up

Etihad tells passengers that all is well following the ash cloud via newspaper adverts

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Our second take on interactive magazines: they’re cool!

Flightglobal has published its second set of interactive magazines at the MRO Americas show in Phoenix

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Virgin responds to probe story via Twitter

Virgin Atlantic tweets response to price-fixing probe story to Flightglobal

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Another price-fixing probe begs the question: What is going on out there?

UK body launches probe into allegations of price-fixing on services between London and Hong Kong

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Debt-ridden football club Portsmouth owes Qatar Airways…20p

Portsmouth, in revealing debts in excess of £100 million, has just published a full list of creditors, which bizarrely on page 43 includes Middle East carrier Qatar Airways being owed the princely sum of 20 pence.

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