Opinion: Qantas – Is It Really the Spirit of Australia?

Airlines have one thing in common: they are far from perfect. But when a flag carrier makes headlines for one fault after another, does it deserve that esteemed position? Over the past few weeks, Qantas has found itself in that very situation. From poor customer service, unfair treatment of flight…

Opinion: A Look into Qatar Airways’ Adoption of Avios

Last year,  I wrote about how Qatar Airways has a lot of potential with its loyalty program. The carrier had made a number of positive changes to its loyalty program during a time when a lot of airlines were cutting back on benefits and subsequently devaluing their programs. Earlier this…

Opinion: Automating Away Basic Airmanship

Throughout aviation history, the steady advance of technological progress in the cockpit has greatly simplified the job of piloting aircraft. While statistically there’s no disputing the parallel between innovation and improved safety, I fear that this generation of aviators may be among the last to grace the skies with stick-in-hand…

Opinion: The U.S. Should Reconsider How it Handles Unruly Passenger…

As a country, the U.S. needs to seriously re-evaluate how it deals with the rise in unruly passenger cases onboard flights nationwide. An astonishing 5,981 cases of unruly behavior onboard commercial aircraft were reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2021. Despite this high number, 350 enforcement actions were…

Opinion: Is This The End For Jumbo Jets?

Taking a flight down memory lane to the aviation market in the 1960s and all the way till the early 2000s, airlines then needed bigger aircraft capacity to ferry as many passengers as possible for a variety of reasons that still exists today - from weeding out the competition to…

Opinion: Air Cargo Is Booming

Just over a century ago on November 7, 1910, the first-ever cargo flight took place between Dayton, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio with a package of 200 pounds of silk on a relatively small aircraft. Fast forward to modern times, and we have much larger aircraft for cargo operations with numerous…

Opinion: Spectre of Meltdowns Looms Over Holiday Travel

More so than usual, airlines in the U.S. need to brace for the upcoming holiday season this year. After what was essentially a muted holiday season last year, the seams have burst and flyers are getting back to the skies in droves for the holidays. People are eager to see…

Opinion: A Look at Emirates’ Skywards Loyalty Progam

Previously we discussed Qatar Airways’ loyalty program and their plans within the United States. In continuing with the theme of evaluating Middle Eastern airline loyalty programs, AirlineGeeks recently had the opportunity to pick the brain of Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher, Divisional Vice President of Emirates Skywards to really understand how…

Opinion: As Borders Open, the Travel Industry Must Create A…

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a deserved domestic focus on dealing with the immediate Covid-19 outbreaks within individual countries. This resulted in the implementation of travel restrictions and the closing of borders to non-essential international travel. Recently Reuters reported that the U.S. will reopen its borders…