3 Links I Love: White House and State Dept Spar Over Open Skies, Allegiant Loses, Alitalia May Go It Alone

3 Links I Love: White House and State Dept Spar Over Open Skies, Allegiant Loses, Alitalia May Go It Alone

This week’s featured link:
Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline dealAssociated Press
Remember how I said there were differing views on the impact of the US agreement with the UAE? Well, that was quite the understatement. There are actually differing views between the State Department …

3 Links I Love: Near Misses, Frontier Unhinged, Darwin Un-Etihaded, Norwegian Unprofitable

3 Links I Love: Near Misses, Frontier Unhinged, Darwin Un-Etihaded, Norwegian Unprofitable

This week’s featured link:
NTSB: Air Canada close-call at SFO was even worse than first reportedSan Jose Mercury News
Any time I see general media talk about how hundreds of people were very close to perishing in a near miss, I ignore it. That’s because it usually wasn’t …

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

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