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Did you miss us? Leaving aside the snarky answer, 'Yes, Dave, with every shot,' we hope we were missed or
Okay, we’re here. This is the guy who’s been babbling on the Airline Business blog and now he’s over in his own corner. You can ignore him or respond, both at your own peril. Because this blog is entirely a personal perspective based on about 20 years of reporting about airlines, you’ll probably want to respond, even if it’s just to point out that two decades of reporting does not necessarily make for wisdom. We do however remember both the good old days (to the right) and the bad old days. One thing we like to do is offer links, often to stories or reports about the subject at hand; if you have a link you want to suggest, send it along. Most of the topics that get out into Left Field will be airline strategies and tactics, often raised by the question, 'what were they thinking?' And of course some are raised by the profound admisssion, 'Oh, I see. I didn't understand.'
A few words about my life and times: I was born, went to school, spent four years in college in England (and still like the Brits), came to back to the US of A, taught school, worked in Congress, lost my hair and became an airline reporter. In that order. There’s an artist’s misimpression above and to the left and a picture of how I think of myself above, also above and left.
DAVID FIELD has been an aviation reporter since 1982 and is now Americas Editor of AIRLINE BUSINESS, the London-based monthly magazine for executive-level managers that covers airlines worldwide.
He covers safety, frequent-flyer and consumer issues as well as labour and financial aspects of airlines and airports. He spent nearly two decades at major daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and earlier was congressional correspondent for Aviation Daily.
He is a frequent guest on public radio and television and on other media outlets in the US and the UK.
He is a former congressional aide and a former college instructor. He is a graduate of Oxford University in England.
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