Posts for Aviation Category

"There were no injuries and everyone safely exited the aircraft using a portable set of stairs," the Green Bay airport said in a statement.

United Airlines plane slides off runway at Green Bay airport

“There were no injuries and everyone safely exited the aircraft using a portable set of stairs,” the Green Bay airport said in a statement.

Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.

Name that airport …

Here is this week’s “name that airport” photo.

Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron has been in the job for 30 years, and has been adept at managing the carrier through sometimes-turbulent times. For that reason alone, Copa should be OK. But you never know. 
-Brian Sumers

Mexico’s Volaris Plots Central American Growth at Expense of Copa Airlines

Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron has been in the job for 30 years, and has been adept at managing the carrier through sometimes-turbulent times. For that reason alone, Copa should be OK. But you never know.
-Brian Sumers

If there is going to be a capacity war over European skies, IAG is probably in a stronger position than its rival carrier groups. And with oil prices rising again, we could see more airline business casualties in 2018.
-Patrick Whyte

IAG Takes On Low-Cost Rivals With Transatlantic Capacity Binge

If there is going to be a capacity war over European skies, IAG is probably in a stronger position than its rival carrier groups. And with oil prices rising again, we could see more airline business casualties in 2018.
-Patrick Whyte

Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport.

Forgot about that joint? Las Vegas airport lets people dump pot

Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport.

If fuel prices rise considerably, airfares will need to increase as well, so this would be bad for consumers. But investors might cheer. 
-Brian Sumers

Airlines May Want Higher Fuel Prices Despite How Contrarian That Seems

If fuel prices rise considerably, airfares will need to increase as well, so this would be bad for consumers. But investors might cheer.
-Brian Sumers

The collapse of Monarch Airlines and Air Berlin already provided the writing on the wall. These smaller European carriers are facing further consolidation. 
-Sarah Enelow

UK Airport Operator Mulls Buying Domestic Airline Flybe

The collapse of Monarch Airlines and Air Berlin already provided the writing on the wall. These smaller European carriers are facing further consolidation.
-Sarah Enelow

The airline says the passenger was treated for minor injuries and continued on the flight.

Emotional support dog bites child on Southwest flight

The airline says the passenger was treated for minor injuries and continued on the flight.

Airlines are finally realizing that to cope with the global pilot shortage they are going to have to do more training themselves.
-Patrick Whyte

Qantas Is Opening a Training School to Deal With Pilot Shortage

Airlines are finally realizing that to cope with the global pilot shortage they are going to have to do more training themselves.
-Patrick Whyte

French riot police fired pepper spray at angry Air France employees who tried to storm a terminal at Paris' main airport Thursday amid a strike.

Thousands of Air France fliers grounded as strike roils flight schedules

French riot police fired pepper spray at angry Air France employees who tried to storm a terminal at Paris’ main airport Thursday amid a strike.

Airline is now charging $50 for last-minute priority boarding in "high-demand" markets. "Upgraded boarding" fee remains $40 or $30 on most other flights.

Southwest ups fee for last-minute priority boarding

Airline is now charging $50 for last-minute priority boarding in “high-demand” markets. “Upgraded boarding” fee remains $40 or $30 on most other flights.

United Airlines overpromised with its Polaris business class. Instead of rethinking business class, it should have focused on providing a simple and consistent product. 
-Brian Sumers

United Reboots Its Polaris Business Class With a Focus on Consistency

United Airlines overpromised with its Polaris business class. Instead of rethinking business class, it should have focused on providing a simple and consistent product.
-Brian Sumers

The Minnesota-based airline told employees Tuesday it will contract those jobs out to Global Aviation Services Inc.

Sun Country Airlines to lay off 350 Minneapolis ground workers

The Minnesota-based airline told employees Tuesday it will contract those jobs out to Global Aviation Services Inc.

If Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is holding out hope that Trump will side with Qatar over new best-friend Saudi Arabia, he may have a long wait despite the U.S. government's strategic interests in Qatar.
-Dennis Schaal

Qatar Air CEO Calls on Trump to Intervene Against ‘Failed’ Blockade

If Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is holding out hope that Trump will side with Qatar over new best-friend Saudi Arabia, he may have a long wait despite the U.S. government’s strategic interests in Qatar.
-Dennis Schaal

Air France said half of long-haul flights from Paris would be canceled and about a quarter of medium-range flights. U.S. cancellations were likely.

Air France warns fliers to brace for Thursday strike

Air France said half of long-haul flights from Paris would be canceled and about a quarter of medium-range flights. U.S. cancellations were likely.