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A Delta Air Lines A319 holds short as an American Airlines A321 departs Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

White House Looking to Prevent Airline Industry Layoffs

On Wednesday, the White House stated that it will consider the possibility of taking action to protect thousands of airline employees’ jobs. According to USA Today, this comes the same week American Airlines and Delta Airlines announced they would furlough thousands of union employees each in October. According to American, an additional $25 billion is needed to last until March 2021. In March of this year, a $2.2 trillion stimulus package was signed by President Donald Trump, $50 billion of…

The Cost of Free Shipping: Cargo Pilots Claim Amazon is…

As the old saying goes, "if it's free, it's for me," and for most American consumers, nothing beats free. Ecommerce giant Amazon understands this well and is known for providing its Amazon Prime customers with 2-day shipping on products and effectively wiping out the retail industry in the United States,…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Trump Shuttle

When it comes to profitable routes the eastern seaboard of the United States is littered with opportunities to cash in on the short flight times and demand for business travellers to move from one large city to the next. However, for Eastern and Pan Am, there were only a handful…

U.S. Airlines Seek to Rollback Consumer Protection Regulations

The U.S. airline industry has submitted a long list of regulations which they are requesting the Trump administration revise or repeal, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday. This follows a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) freeze on new regulations for the industry, in line with a presidential directive last…

Trump’s Personal Pilot on Short List for New FAA Head

Trump's personal pilot is in the running to lead U.S. aviation's chief governing body, the Federal Aviation Administration, a Trump administration spokesperson confirmed to Axios late Sunday night. John Dunkin has worked for Trump since 1989 when Trump even owned his own airline. It would go out of business three…

Emirates Threatens to Pull $76 Billion Boeing Deal Amid Ongoing…

As the Gulf carriers continue to grow their fleets and expand their route networks, U.S. carriers continue to pursue their agendas in reversing the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines have all taken an active stance…

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…

U.S. President Donald Trump Proposes Privatized ATC Reform

Monday marked the start of a push from Washington, D.C. to privatize air-traffic control. President Donald Trump’s proposal to privatize the system is just a part of a plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure, including airports located around the country. President Trump’s proposal outlines an overhaul to the current system, currently…

Emirates Cuts U.S. Service Frequencies: Is It a Political Play…

Gulf carrier Emirates Airline has responded to the recent travel disruption caused by President Trump's administration by announcing a reduction in services to the U.S. A move to combat a "weakened travel demand" and a reduction in bookings will see some weekly frequency, and in some cases, daily frequency routes…

Presidential Visits Are Hurting Businesses at Palm Beach County Park…

Six miles south of Palm Beach International Airport is the sleepy Palm Beach County Park Airport. Like many airports across the country, it mainly serves general aviation and does not have a FAA tower. The airport sees an average of 350 arrivals and departures per day, with numbers increasing during the…