The Only Thing Shocking About Delta Ending Its Interline Agreement With Emirates is That It Took This Long

The Only Thing Shocking About Delta Ending Its Interline Agreement With Emirates is That It Took This Long

It happened so quietly that very few people seemed to notice, but over the holiday weekend, Delta ended its interline agreement with Emirates. I know, you’re completely surprised, aren’t you? I actually was surprised… that it hadn’t ended sooner.

Delta and Emirates End Interline

An interline agreement is the most basic level of cooperation between …

Alaska Airlines Gives a Number That Helps Explain Why Some US Airlines Love the Middle East Carriers

Alaska Airlines Gives a Number That Helps Explain Why Some US Airlines Love the Middle East Carriers

We’ve seen so much about the fight between the big US and the big Middle East carriers that it’s easy to forget that not every US carrier is behind this effort. There are some US-based airlines that love Middle East airlines and for good reason. Alaska gave a startling statistic …

Why Delta Thinks Its New Investment, a Subsidized China Eastern, is Not the Same as a Subsidized Middle East Airline

Why Delta Thinks Its New Investment, a Subsidized China Eastern, is Not the Same as a Subsidized Middle East Airline

When Delta announced that it would take a 3.55 percent stake in China Eastern, I received a bunch of emails saying effectively the same thing. To paraphrase, how can Delta justify investing in the most subsidized Chinese airline while still fighting Emirates/Etihad/Qatar and their subsidies? It sounds hypocritical, for …

Two Hours of Fighting About the Middle East Carriers, and I Still Can’t Get Excited

Two Hours of Fighting About the Middle East Carriers, and I Still Can’t Get Excited

At last week’s CAPA conference, the highlight was supposed to be the panel debate between US and Middle East carriers over whether Middle East carriers subsidies created an unfair competitive situation. The two hour panel didn’t disappoint and was very well-moderated. Despite the performance (which you can watch in its

US Carriers Continue to Hammer on Middle East Subsidies While Europe Fractures

US Carriers Continue to Hammer on Middle East Subsidies While Europe Fractures

I’m sure you’ve all just been dying to get an update on the US-Middle East airline fight, right? There’s little to discuss of substance, but if you’re looking for fireworks, nothing beats what’s happening across the Pond. The European carriers are really starting to take sides, and you won’t be …

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