Sensible flights to an airport near Tokyo will likely have a bigger impact on business travel than people would assume.
This is encouraging news for Asia-Pacific carriers but plenty still rank towards the bottom of the overall list with enormous average delay times. We're looking at you, Emirates.
Fares may ultimately be lower in 2015, but most airlines will want to use this oil savings to cover deficits in their balance sheet for as long as they can get away with it.
Look for more airlines to turn to codeshares with JetBlue as they seek alternatives to the American Airlines behemoth.