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A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR (Photo: Hisham Qadri)

Opinion: The Welcomed Withdrawal of the Middle East Electronics Ban

Finally, it sounds like this whole ordeal is nearing the end. Nearly four months ago, U.S. authorities issued a directive banning electronic devices larger than a mobile phone in the cabin on direct flights to the U.S. out of specific airports in the Middle East and Africa. Initially, this caused unwelcome confusion and unnecessary delays as passengers came to the airport unprepared with their laptops and tablets, among other things, in their carry-on baggage. The International Air Transport Association accused…

Opinion: The CS100 Could Be The Future for British Airways’…

In October of 2009, British Airways launched a unique route titled "Club World London City," offering a business class only configuration of the Airbus A318. While the service is certainly unique, it isn't flawless. Due to aircraft range limitations and in order to land as a domestic flight in New…

Counter-Opinion: Why I’m Against ATC Privatization

Last week, President Donald Trump announced a reform of the United States Air Traffic Control system. His proposal consists of taking control over air traffic control away from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and instead placing it in private hands. This idea has been floating around in Congress for many…

Opinion: Why I’m For ATC Privatization

Imagine waking up on Monday, driving to work and walking in to your office, only to find your laptops and monitors have been replaced with outdated, aging screens. Your coworkers are moving around and manually writing down updates on dry erase cards, and you’re told to put on a headset…

Opinion: Living in a Hub City Remains Both a Blessing…

We’re currently living in an age where it’s the most convenient to be able to fly from point A to point B without stopping. However, there are still many across the globe that are living in smaller cities with not a lot of air service to their main airports. Therefore, the…

Opinion: A Note to Passengers, Read the Fine Print

Disputes between airline employees and passengers have been in the news a lot recently. It seems like ever since the incident on United flight 3411 in April, a new story about a passenger getting in a fight makes its rounds through mass media. While it is great to express your…

Opinion: Service Rather Than Subsidies Explain the Gulf Carriers’ Success

It's no secret that airlines in the U.S. have had a tense relationship with the three largest Middle Eastern airlines. American, Delta, and United have continually argued about the alleged unfair advantages that Qatar, Emirates, and Etihad receive. At this issue’s core is not one of government subsidies, but of…

Opinion: Why Senator Bernie Sanders Misses the Point on the…

In a statement to the press on Sunday, Senator and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders described the airline industry as “dysfunctional,” stating that “what we do need is to take a hard look at the airlines in this country and make them much more responsive to the consumers than they…

Opinion: Are U.S. Airline Flights to Cuba a Lost Cause?

Back in December, I wrote an article discussing airlines’ overzealousness to jump into the Cuban aviation market. It was right on the heels of American announcing they would be cutting a couple of their flights from Miami to secondary Cuban cities and downgrading a few others to regional jets. Many…

Opinion: Bring Back the U.S. Legacy Airline Backed Low-Cost Carriers

With a majority of the U.S.'s legacy carriers rolling out basic economy coupled with recent financial success, could it be time to see the return of the carrier within a carrier? If legacy airlines ever wanted to experiment with a low-cost carrier subsidy, now is the time. Most of the…