When I heard Thenardier, the pub owner in Les Miserables, sing Master of the House, I couldn’t help thinking that he was an airline executive skiing about fleecing his passengers. Shortly afterwards, a friend sent me a vintage video entitled, “If Airlines Worked Like Health Care.” They both evoke an all-too-real image of today’s airlines.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) just released a report that concludes that ambiguous or confusing air traffic control (ATC) phraseology “is a frequent contributor to aircraft accidents and incidents.”
Miami casino could take away Las Vegas Strip traffic, IATA cuts airline profit forecast, Boeing nears deal with FedEx and SWA
Airport checkpoint of the future, deciding between flying and driving by calculator, what not to do at the airport
Police still looking for Bellagio bandit, new security concept, 787 delivery schedule
The Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed rulemaking (NPRM) has stirred up plenty of controversy. Any time an agency of the government takes up the mantel of consumer protection, business is going to cringe. Ultimately, we know what’s good for customers is normally good for business. But these new proposed regulations are crossing a new line — international borders.
Spend less time in security, IATA attacks US travel rules, FAA to integrate safety reports
Norwegian Cruise Lines will base a cruise ship in New Orleans, Southwest Airlines faces FAA investigation on maintenance again, Airline CFOs are confident airline business will improve
Cargo, passenger demand rise in November – IATA Cargo and passenger traffic rose in November in what may be a sign of a global economic recovery. Passenger demand rose 2.1 percent in November compared to a year earlier and air freight climbed 9.5 percent, data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) showed Wednesday. “Demand [...]