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

In Defense of Not Grounding the 737 MAX… Even Though It’s Now Grounded

In Defense of Not Grounding the 737 MAX… Even Though It’s Now Grounded

When the 737 MAX operating Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed on takeoff from Addis Ababa last Sunday, the pressure immediately began to mount. Since this accident happened during the same phase of flight as the Lion Air accident last year, the dots were instantly connected… even if they shouldn’t necessarily … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Brexit’s Impact, O’Hare Terminal Plans, Flying Air France La Premiere

3 Links I Love: Brexit’s Impact, O’Hare Terminal Plans, Flying Air France La Premiere

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Statement: Current Flights Protected, but Future Growth at Risk from No Deal BrexitIATA
Curious what the real impact of Brexit would be on flights if there’s no deal? IATA lays it out clearly. There is little impact on the US, but between the UK … Read the post

3 Links I Love: More EAS Cuts, Boeing and Embraer Cuddle Up, Hope for Mexico City

3 Links I Love: More EAS Cuts, Boeing and Embraer Cuddle Up, Hope for Mexico City

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US DOT terminates EAS availability at 21 communitiesch-aviation
It’s that time again when the Department of Transportation culls the list of essential air service markets. This year, 21 airports are in danger of losing their service, though we know not all will be kicked … 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

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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

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