3 Links I Love: Airports Can Skirt the Laptop Ban, Aircraft Bubble, So Long DC-3

3 Links I Love: Airports Can Skirt the Laptop Ban, Aircraft Bubble, So Long DC-3

This week’s featured link:
Remarks for the Council for New American Security ConferenceDHS.gov
So let’s get this straight.

  1. Feds identify threat, decide laptops should be banned on flights to the US from Middle Eastern countries. No US airlines impacted negatively, so it moves
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Are Travel Apps Dead? Free Report on the ‘Future of Apps’ (Travelport Digital Sponsored Post)

Are Travel Apps Dead? Free Report on the ‘Future of Apps’ (Travelport Digital Sponsored Post)

Thank you to Travelport Digital for sponsoring this post and pointing to a new report that the company has put out on the changing face of mobile apps in the travel sector. Here they’ve included a small snippet of the content of the report. You can follow the links below Read the post

American Shuns Sticks, Tries Carrots to Woo Agencies Toward a Better Way of Booking

American Shuns Sticks, Tries Carrots to Woo Agencies Toward a Better Way of Booking

American rolled out a major new program on Friday that’s intended to encourage travel agencies/travel management companies to start booking flights differently than they do today. Airlines have long wanted to shake up the way their tickets are distributed, but this is the first time I can remember a major … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Qatar’s Unwelcome Investment, AirAsia X Won’t Go Long, The Onion Tells the Truth

3 Links I Love: Qatar’s Unwelcome Investment, AirAsia X Won’t Go Long, The Onion Tells the Truth

This week’s featured link:
American’s SEC Filing About Qatar’s Investment InterestEDGAR
American has received word that Qatar is interested in investing in the airline. There’s a lot of speculation out there about this one, so let’s stick with the facts. The link above is to the SEC filing … Read the post

An Update From Paris: Airbus Puts Lipstick on Its A380 While Boeing Keeps Stretching Its 737

An Update From Paris: Airbus Puts Lipstick on Its A380 While Boeing Keeps Stretching Its 737

This week is the Paris Air Show, the pinnacle of the air show circuit (alternating with Farnborough every other year). It’s usually an opportunity for aircraft manufacturers to shine by revealing a slew of orders along with future development plans. This year, those order books are somewhat lighter, especially … Read the post

3 Links I Love: airberlin’s Blunder, Ontario Goes to China, JetBlue Wants More Mint

3 Links I Love: airberlin’s Blunder, Ontario Goes to China, JetBlue Wants More Mint

This week’s featured link:
NIKI no longer to merge with TUIfly in a setback for airberlin’s restructuringCAPA
Alitalia’s eskimo brother airberlin is giving Alitalia a run for its money as worst airline ever. It had already transferred a bunch of airplanes over to subsidiary Niki so it could … Read the post

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