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FAA Board Doesn’t Think Boeing 737 Max Pilots Need More Simulator Time

FAA Board Doesn’t Think Boeing 737 Max Pilots Need More Simulator Time

Alan Levin and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

This is just one step in the process of returning the Max to service. The whole saga will take awhile.

1 day ago

United Airlines Plays Hardball With Expedia and JPMorgan Chase

United Airlines Plays Hardball With Expedia and JPMorgan Chase

Brian Sumers, Skift

For years, airlines had little leverage with their partners. But airlines now are strong, and they have the advantage. Why shouldn’t they use it in contractual discussions?

1 day ago

Jet Airways Grounds Flights After Government Denies Funding

Jet Airways Grounds Flights After Government Denies Funding

P R Sanjai, Bloomberg

This has been coming for a while, but the end may be near for the airline. If it goes under, thousands of jobs will be at stake.

1 day ago

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Volantio and the Accenture Amadeus Alliance Take Collaboration To New Heights

Volantio and the Accenture Amadeus Alliance Take Collaboration To New Heights

Accenture Amadeus Alliance + Skift

The Accenture Amadeus Alliance, the startup Volantio, and Amadeus’ airline partners are collaborating to tackle some of the most pressing challenges faced by the global airline industry.

1 day ago

U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

A long-simmering fight over Open Skies is boiling over again and is dividing the U.S. airline industry. The U.S. major carriers say Air Italy is a Trojan horse for Qatar Airways to expand in the U.S. JetBlue and the cargo carriers argue changing the rules of the game now would invite retaliation.

1 day ago

Lufthansa Suffers First-Quarter Loss Because of Fuel Costs

Lufthansa Suffers First-Quarter Loss Because of Fuel Costs

John Bowker, Bloomberg

Rising fuel costs burn the German carrier’s first-quarter earnings. But favorable forward bookings and slowing capacity growth may bring some hope.

2 days ago

JetBlue’s Expansion Into Europe Will Make TrueBlue a Better Loyalty Program

JetBlue’s Expansion Into Europe Will Make TrueBlue a Better Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

JetBlue’s upcoming expansion will be a great opportunity for those with extra TrueBlue points to book award seats to Europe. Don’t expect any screaming deals though.

3 days ago

American to Keep 737 Max Grounded Through Mid-August

American to Keep 737 Max Grounded Through Mid-August

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Removing the Boeing 737 Max from the schedule will indeed remove uncertainty for consumers booking summer travel. But it won't remove cancellations from the fewer aircraft in operation. Time to adjust flying expectations.

3 days ago

How Airlines Decide What You’ll Eat and Drink On Board

How Airlines Decide What You’ll Eat and Drink On Board

Brian Sumers, Skift

With their onboard food and drink programs, airlines want to keep passengers happy. But they also want to keep costs reasonable.

4 days ago

Emirates to Reduce Flights by 25 Percent Due to Runway Repairs at Dubai Airport

Emirates to Reduce Flights by 25 Percent Due to Runway Repairs at Dubai Airport

Arif Sharif, Bloomberg

The crossroads of the United States, Europe and Asia — namely Dubai — will be a little less crowded while a runway at Dubai International Airport gets revamped. It will be back, but Emirates will have to cope with the lack of runway real estate.

4 days ago

Climate Change Shame Has Swedes Abandoning Planes and Taking Trains

Climate Change Shame Has Swedes Abandoning Planes and Taking Trains

Hanna Hoikkala and Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg

Is airline passenger behavior in Sweden, where the numbers have been dropping, an outlier, or a sign of things to come? What is certainly true is this is a signal to airlines to get their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints in high gear.

4 days ago

Airlines Still Don’t Know When the Boeing 737 Max Will Return to Service

Airlines Still Don’t Know When the Boeing 737 Max Will Return to Service

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Airlines probably would prefer to have the planes back as soon as possible. But this is one of those things that will take as long as it takes.

5 days ago