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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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I’ve grown accustomed to your face

Not so long ago, I received a note in my inbox informing me and the rest of the Flight staff that 30-year veteran Graham Warwick was leaving the company to take on a new challenge. Seeing the news in writing was rather jarring for me. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Graham for nine […]

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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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Mum about the gun: US Airways explains silence

Why has US Airways been so quiet about that accidental gun discharge incident? The carrier seeks to answer that question in its latest employee newsletter (key phrases bolded below). Do you think this will make it all go away? I’m guessing not. “Here’s some background on the Federal Flight Deck Officer’s (FFDO) program that may […]

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Go Go Gadget: AirCell’s cool new video and branding

I couldn’t let the weekend begin without giving a big shout-out to AirCell, which has branded its ATG connectivity service Gogo, and released an awesome online video. Check it out at www.gogoinflight.com Also take a look at the initial routes that will feature the Gogo service. I’d fly an American Airlines Boeing 767 coast-to-coast for […]

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A green conference hiccup and an airline embrace

I recently highlighted two aviation conferences as part of my Paddy’s Day blog about the latest parade of industry greening efforts – the Green Skies Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, and the Eco-Aviation Conference in Washington DC. The events were scheduled to occur one month apart, starting with Green Skies on 21-23 May. Fast-forward […]

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Give a hand for a little leg

Will folks pay more money to secure a bit of extra legroom on a JetBlue Airbus A320 or Embraer 190? I feel fairly certain that long-legged fans of the carrier’s service will be happy to do just that. JetBlue today confirmed it will allow A320 customers to pay extra for greater seat pitch; rows two […]

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Big 787 drama is over, says UTC executive

United Technologies (UTC) remains confident the Boeing 787 “is going to fly soon” and believes that “the big drama is behind us”. So said the firm’s VP of accounting and finance Greg Hayes this morning at the JPMorgan Aviation and Transportation Conference in New York. While Hayes could not comment on Boeing’s latest schedule (the […]

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Embraer will not be pressured into next-gen narrowbody development

Embraer is cooking with gas, as they say. The company today reported a 61% increase in fourth quarter net profit on a 77% rise in revenue. A number of factors contributed to these gains. Discussing its results in a conference call this morning, Embraer president and CEO Frederico Fleury Curado said dedicated efforts to address […]

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Notes from ISTAT…Anyone smoking something?

I’m back in Amish Country after an eventful trip to Orlando for the annual ISTAT conference. After two days of speeches, several interviews, and one far-too-brief evening of dancing to the ISTAT band, I’m ready to make my life as easy as possible – and ensure some catch-up time with my daughter – by simply […]

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