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February 2017 Recap

Wayne Gretzky, a National Hockey League Hall of Fame inductee, is probably the greatest hockey player of all time.  He had a storied career even though he lacked overwhelming size or strength; in fact he was a good 30 pounds … Continue reading

January Recap

INTERESTING TIMES … As Chinese New Year celebrations wind down, it’s fitting to recall an expression that has been attributed to the Chinese for generations. The expression “May you live in interesting times” has an origin that is, ironically, interesting … Continue reading

American Airlines opens Havana office

American Airlines formally opened an office in Havana on Wednesday, and an executive said the company will move ahead with its plans for Cuba despite uncertainty over what President Donald Trump's administration will bring. Read more here    

US airlines renew campaign

Leaders of the three biggest U.S. airlines are seeking to meet with new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to revive their stalled complaint that rivals from the Middle East are getting unfair government subsidies. The issue took on new urgency … Continue reading

Three items remain

American Airlines has made solid progress in its integration of US Airways over the past couple of years. For starters, 15,000 American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL), US Airways and America West pilots have been rolled into one workforce, and most barriers … Continue reading

Trump's Travel Ban Hits Airlines

The airlines industry continued to fall Monday as investors feared protests over President's Trump recent travel ban could curb demand for flights and potentially lead to more travel restrictions. The NYSE Arca Airline Index dropped 1.78 percent to close at … Continue reading

American Airlines Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Profit

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2016 results. The Company’s earnings highlights include: Fourth quarter 2016 pre-tax profit of $500 million, or $773 million excluding net special charges, and net profit of $289 … Continue reading

American Mimics United

American Airlines Group Inc. followed United Continental Holdings Inc. in announcing no-frills tickets that limit carry-on bags to those that fit under a seat, bolstering efforts to compete with fast-growing fare discounters. Read more here

Delta Purchases Five New Heathrow Slots

Thanks to an initiative from Croatia Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) has picked up new landing and take-off slots at London Heathrow Airport. Read more here

Justice Department Said to be Dropping Airline Collusion Case (DAL, AAL)

After over a year of uncertainty, U.S. airlines can breathe easier now that the U.S. Justice Department is taking a step back from its investigation of collusion, reports Bloomberg. Read more here