Wednesday November 14, 2018

Traffic, loads up for U.S. airlines, but unit revenues were down in May

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U.S. Trustee objects to plan of reorganization for AMR and American Airlines

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The TSA postpones plan to allow small knives on U.S. planes

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U.S. Bankruptcy judge approves American Airlines’ merger with US Airways

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U.S. Trustee objects to merger proposal because of management compensation

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Four largest U.S. carriers cut capacity in 2012

With JetBlue Airways’ filing of its December and full year traffic on Friday, we’ve got all the big carriers reporting. Here are some observations: – The four largest carriers – United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines – all operated less capacity in 2012 than in 2011. The next five carriers increased […]

No. 8 on our top 10 stories of 2012: United Airlines introduces the Dreamliner to U.S. fleets

The Boeing 787, a long time coming, entered service in United Airlines colors on Nov. 4, the first 787 to be operated by a U.S. carrier. The airplane promises lower maintenance and operating costs, both by advances in technology and extensive use of carbon-fiber surfaces that makes it lighter to comparable all-metal airplanes. And it […]

Academic expert: U.S. airlines need to focus on long-term growth in international markets

Aaron Gellman, transportation expert at Northwestern University, isn’t such a fan of airline capacity discipline if it means U.S. carriers aren’t looking long-term at international markets. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, Gellman said a short-term focus on profits may cause U.S. carriers to miss out on long-term growth in the emerging markets like […]

American Airlines to appeal union ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

In a filing Thursday with the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, American Airlines said it plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision that permits a union representation vote by American’s passenger service agents. The carrier asked the appeals court to recall and stay its Nov. 1 mandate while American appealed […]

Just another annoyed AA passenger. Only this one’s a U.S. Senator

The Republican senator from Florida, flying American Airlines last night, was delayed returning to Washington for votes. So Marco Rubio did what any piqued passenger would. He pulled out his electronic device and griped about it: Every American flight I have been on this week has been at least two hours late or cancelled. This […]