3 Links I Love: MAX Delayed Yet Again, US Customs Grows In Europe, Jet Exhaust Bad News

3 Links I Love: MAX Delayed Yet Again, US Customs Grows In Europe, Jet Exhaust Bad News

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Boeing 737 MAX re-certification is not expected before OctoberAirway
Delays, delays, delays. As the Wall Street Journal reported, the MAX return is likely pushed into next year. But does anyone really care at this point?

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American and Qantas Get Tentative Joint Venture Approval… With Conditions

American and Qantas Get Tentative Joint Venture Approval… With Conditions

American finally received some good news this week. After getting rejected once, the airline received tentative approval from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to put together its joint venture with Qantas. This is welcome news, and it should have been approved previously. This isn’t an outright approval, however. There … Read the post

American and Qantas Try to Hook Up Again, Warn of Doom and Gloom If Shot Down

American and Qantas Try to Hook Up Again, Warn of Doom and Gloom If Shot Down

Back in 2015, American and Qantas tried to gain US government approval to expand a joint venture to include anti-trust immunity for flights between the US and Australia/New Zealand. This seemed like a fairly standard request at the time, but the Department of Transportation (DOT) surprisingly shot it down. … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Alaska’s New Secondary Seattle Airport, Terry Maxon on the Airlines, Qantas 72 Humanized

3 Links I Love: Alaska’s New Secondary Seattle Airport, Terry Maxon on the Airlines, Qantas 72 Humanized

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New flying out of Paine Field will ease commuting pain for manyAlaska Airlines Blog
Alaska has been trying to replicate its successful Pacific Northwest strategy down in California, but now it’s bringing something it learned in California back north. In California, Alaska has learned … Read the post

DOT Gets Strangely Feisty in the Administration’s Dying Days, Denies Qantas and American’s Joint Venture

DOT Gets Strangely Feisty in the Administration’s Dying Days, Denies Qantas and American’s Joint Venture

With less than two month’s left until a new administration takes over here in the US, it looks like the Department of Transportation (DOT) has decided to get aggressive on its way out the door. As a going-away present, DOT has stomped on Qantas and American’s joint venture plans. This … Read the post

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