American Reverses Course With Qatar Strategic Partnership, Should Take It Further

American Reverses Course With Qatar Strategic Partnership, Should Take It Further

American continues to make its way around the globe looking for ways to fill its geographical needs. After Gol helped fill in some blank spots in Brazil, the improved Alaska partnership shored up the West Coast. Now, American is looking toward Africa, India, and Southeast Asia by renewing ties with Read the post

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 … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Two Airlines Pour Money into JetSuite, Evolution of Ontario, Prescott’s Options

3 Links I Love: Two Airlines Pour Money into JetSuite, Evolution of Ontario, Prescott’s Options

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JetSuite Plans Big Expansion With New Investments From Qatar Airways And JetBlueForbes
I continue to scratch my head over the announcement that Qatar Airways will put money into JetSuite, and JetBlue will up its investment. I totally get it from JetSuite’s side. It’s trying … Read the post

Qatar Plans to Kill Alitalia With Aggressive Growth at the Newly-Christened Air Italy

Qatar Plans to Kill Alitalia With Aggressive Growth at the Newly-Christened Air Italy

It’s on. Etihad tried to remake Alitalia from the Worst Airline Ever into something amazing. That didn’t work. Now, Qatar Airways seems to have said, to borrow an overused meme, “Oh yeah? Hold my beer.” But Qatar isn’t pouring money into the bottomless pit that is Alitalia. Instead, it is … Read the post

Trump Gets Tough on the Middle East Airlines… Or Possibly Not

Trump Gets Tough on the Middle East Airlines… Or Possibly Not

If you saw the news earlier this week that President Trump had addressed the gulf carrier subsidy issue, you could be forgiven for being extremely confused. What happened was reported in very different ways depending upon the interpretation, so you ended up seeing headlines like these:

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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

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