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Op-Ed: Wrapping up AA’s media day

    Op-Ed: Wrapping up AA’s media day

LONDON — When American Airlines CEO Doug Parker took the stage, he opened by asking investors and the media to take a “leap of faith.” A leap of faith that

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Op-Ed: What We Learned from American Airlines’ Fleet Discussion

    Op-Ed: What We Learned from American Airlines’ Fleet Discussion

MIAMI – First of all, American Airlines will not be adding many Available Seat Miles (ASM) to the network. On top of that, any ASM growth they do attain will

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Op Ed: Go Away, Joon! You’re Not Fooling Anyone

    Op Ed: Go Away, Joon! You’re Not Fooling Anyone

…And if you are fooling anyone – I don’t want to meet them. MIAMI – I am very old. I get this. Most people who meet me ask if I

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Op-Ed: Budget Economy should have been a thing ten years ago

    Op-Ed: Budget Economy should have been a thing ten years ago

LONDON — Almost ten years ago now, a professor of mine said I was “needlessly cruel” when I pitched the idea of a class below economy to him. Not a

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Op-Ed: The Airbus A380 Plus Isn’t Perfect, But It’s a Start.

    Op-Ed: The Airbus A380 Plus Isn’t Perfect, But It’s a Start.

MIAMI – As we just saw at the 2017 Paris Air Show (PAS), Airbus is committed to improving the A380.

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Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Other GCC Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

    Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Other GCC Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

UPDATE June 6 1:40pm EST: Qatar Airways has provided Airways with the following statement. “Qatar Airways operations are running as

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Op-Ed: A Sino-Russian Widebody. Awesome!

    Op-Ed: A Sino-Russian Widebody. Awesome!

In ten years, China’s aircraft market is going to be so large – it’s actually rather hard to visualize. Boeing,

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DeerJet’s DreamJet: A True Thing of Beauty

    DeerJet’s DreamJet: A True Thing of Beauty

Very, very, Important Person travel is a space that most of us only dream of glimpses at; usually through photographs

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Op-Ed: Thomas Malthus Would Love The U.S. Flying Market

    Op-Ed: Thomas Malthus Would Love The U.S. Flying Market

It may come as absolutely no surprise to everyone that I disagree, frequently, with Airways’ Senior Analyst Vinay Bhaskara. The

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Op-Ed: Densification, Unit-Revenue, and You

    Op-Ed: Densification, Unit-Revenue, and You

We’d heard rumors since Sunday. American Airlines was going to — What did they say, “Explore interesting density opportunities.”? I

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