The FAA didn't find Allegiant's safety lapses as to be so extensive as to warrant enforcement action. On the other hand, there is cause for concern because deficiencies were found in several areas of the airline's operations.
Considering the United States was the only major country to bar flights from Turkey’s airlines, it makes sense that that ban could be lifted relatively quickly.
Thanks to one FAA decision, more than $400 million in assets simply disappeared from United's books. That's never a good thing.
The bill — which is expected to pass the House and Senate — won't make everyone completely happy. But it was necessary, with a little more than a week left before the expiration of the Federal Aviation Administration's operating authority.
The FAA is hoping that pilots will self-report on any mental health issues, even though history shows they will be unlikely to do so.
Allegiant Air is another low-cost carrier struggling to build a positive image in the U.S.
We don't have much confidence in the current Congress to make the right decisions about customer protections or passenger experience. So we'll just have to dream of the day when there is sensible legislation on fees and guidance on seat size.
Considering the poor state of two of Newark's three terminals, we are not confident it can handle the increased traffic.
It's nice that the FAA expects consolidation to have eliminated all the problems in U.S. aviation. But history has shown that the reality for these companies is usually more complicated, for a variety of reasons including corporate greed and geopolitical tension.