What is Preclearance and Why Are Airlines So Mad About Abu Dhabi Having It?

What is Preclearance and Why Are Airlines So Mad About Abu Dhabi Having It?

It’s one of those days that ends in the letter “y” so that means there’s an international spat brewing in the airline industry. This time, the dust-up is over something called preclearance and its recent introduction in Abu Dhabi. It’s actually a pretty simple concept that has the national security … Read the post

Why Airlines Hate Venezuela

Why Airlines Hate Venezuela

If you happen to live in Venezuela and want to fly out of the country, good luck. Thanks to truly terrible government policy, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get a ticket out of town. While most airlines continue to fly to the country, one has pulled out. And the situation … Read the post

First Glimpse of American’s New York Strategy Shows Less Focus on New Yorkers

First Glimpse of American’s New York Strategy Shows Less Focus on New Yorkers

We had our first look into the new American’s schedule planning strategy last week when the airline announced how it would deal with its newly-reduced slot holdings at Washington/National and New York/LaGuardia. Slight refresher: As part of the settlement with the Department of Justice, American had to give up Read the post

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