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Top heavy at Northwest and bottom heavy at American?

What a week it has been for the US air transport industry, eh? Mesa Air Group appears to have narrowly avoided Chapter 11 after prevailing in a court case against Delta Air Lines. US Airways and United Airlines have decided that a merger doesn’t make sense under current economic conditions (note to Delta and Northwest). […]

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Northwest cleans house in PR department

Northwest Airlines has been a busy bee of late. Sure, there is that little merger deal it thrashed out with Delta Air Lines. But the SkyTeam member has also been quietly replacing its entire public relations team.   Fellow journalists, especially those on newswire-tight deadlines, may share my frustration at how Northwest press contacts seemingly […]

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Back to Blogging after Belfast: Musings, Mumblings but no Grumblings

Last week I had the great privilege to spend some time in my favourite country, Ireland. I flew on a Continental Airlines Boeing 757 from Newark to Belfast to attend Bombardier’s pre-Farnborough briefing, and then took the train down to Dublin for a day of expensive fun (such a shame that the dollar is about […]

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Déjà vu: 50-seat RJ glut appears to loom large

It seems like only yesterday that a big, nasty glut of 50-seat regional jets was being predicted, and then didn’t quite come to fruition. The threat foretold around the middle of this decade seemed to dissipate last year, as Independence Air’s RJs found homes, and as reported in May 2007 by Darren Shannon at Flight […]

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Mergers, scope and the merging of scope?

Analysts, pundits, bloggers, journalists, unions and fellow airlines have all got something to say about the decision by Delta Air Lines to merge with Northwest Airlines, and the SkyTeam members’ promise not to initiate involuntary furloughs or close any of their hubs. But what do employees think? Do they buy it? Check out any aviation […]

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One world of stars and skies

On 31 March 2004 Mexicana won the distinction of becoming the first operator to voluntarily drop out of the Star Alliance. The carrier’s termination from the grouping came after Mexciana decided to end its long-time codeshare agreement with Star member United Airlines. Fast-forward a few years, and the big question about where Mexicana would end […]

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Shit Or Get Off The Pot: Post-bankruptcy Majors Said to be Merger Sniffing Again

As reports surfaced today that Delta Air Lines is once again in the merger market, who among us felt a rather nauseating case of déjà vu? One need only Google the words “Delta merger” to see just how much ink has been wasted on the “will they/won’t they” debate (arguably first started when US Airways […]

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