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Category: Airlines

Airlines Get Grilled in Both House and Senate

May 5, 2017 – If you don’t like airlines, this was your week. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate held hearings, totaling almost seven hours between them, about airlines’ customer service—you might have heard that the issue has been in the spotlight lately.

Trump Meeting With Aviation Groups Spotlights FAA Reauthorization

February 17, 2017 – On February 9, President Trump met at the White House with a number of airline CEOs and airport directors, along with their respective trade associations’ CEOs. The meeting indicated that aviation will be a key component of any Trump infrastructure plan and was also used by participants to move debate on pending Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation to the forefront.

Are Mergers the Cause of All Air Passenger Woes?

October 26, 2016 – While U.S. airline mergers have reduced the number of airlines competing on many routes, it is unfair to blame such mergers for all problems faced by the flying public.

CEOs of 4 Major Airlines Call for Air Traffic Control Reform at Annual A4A Summit

September 22, 2016 – Airlines for America (A4A), the largest trade association for the U.S. airline industry, hosted its fourth annual “Commercial Aviation Industry Summit” on September 13 in Washington, DC. While there were a variety of panels on different topics, the common theme was the need to reform air traffic control (ATC).

Airline Seat Size Issue Overblown

Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) recently announced that he planned to introduce an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Bill mandating minimum sizes for aircraft seat width and pitch (the distance between rows). In February, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tennessee) proposed a similar measure. As someone who has worked in and near the airline industry since 1984, my first reaction was “this is classic Capitol Hill silliness.” Taking a closer look, the proposals reflect four shortcomings about how legislators and others in Washington look at commercial aviation.

Delta Airlines Leaves Airlines for America

October 28, 2015 – On Tuesday, Airlines for America (A4A), the airline industry’s biggest trade association, announced that Delta Airlines would cease being one of its members starting in April 2016.

What’s Really Going on in Airline Pricing and Capacity?

In late June, the Department of Justice confirmed that it was investigating unnamed U.S. airlines (believed to be the four largest, American, Delta, Southwest, and United) for “possible unlawful coordination” on limiting capacity as a means of raising prices.

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