July 13, 2017 – Last month, a report (dated from May) from the Working Group On Improving Air Service to Small Communities was made publicly available.
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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.
March 17, 2017 – Two U.S. airlines given rights last summer to fly to Cuba have suspended that service for lack of demand.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Last Saturday, at 5:52AM, flight US1939, operated with an Airbus A321, landed at Philadelphia International Airport coming from San Francisco.
A new report by Aaron Klein, a former Treasury official, draws parallels between the demise of the U.S.
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.
December 11, 2014 – House to vote on FY15 omnibus appropriations; Senate passes Coast Guard reauthorization; Congress clears two aviation security bills; Senate passes airline bankruptcy rollover legislation.