For quite a few years now, the Big 3 US airlines and their main lobbying group, Airlines for America, have had a serious problem with the Gulf carriers. Specifically, they believe Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways are receiving sizable subsidies from their respective governments. They believe this creates a lopsided playing field that US airlines can’t compete on. The unions of the airlines believe this costs them jobs. Yesterday we learned Qatar Airways intends to purchase a 10% stake in American Airlines, a publicly held company. It took many folks […]
Basic Economy fares have now spread across all 3 of the legacy carriers. American Airlines and United Airlines took a harsher path than Delta did, taking away even more benefits than Delta did. Is this the beginning or the end of the latest round of cuts customers will have to endure?
My Twitter feed exploded with folks who believe they have all the facts in the horrific situation that evolved on United Flight 3411. Given some of the comments, I thought it was important to clarify a few misunderstandings.
Things get a bit murky for American and Qantas as they prepare to file an application for a joint venture again. If you’re flying on American to/from Australia, here’s what you need to know.