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    Do I Talk Too Much? A Primer on Airline PA Announcements

    The chapter in Tom Wolfe’s novel, The Right Stuff, which introduces us to Chuck Yeager, starts with this vignette: Anyone who travels very much on airlines in the United States soon gets to know the voice of the airline pilot—coming over the intercom with a particular drawl, a particular folksiness, a particular down-home calmness that […] More

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    Hawaiian Airlines Dumps Airbus A330neo Order, Buys 787-9 Dreamliners Instead

    Hawaiian Airlines is on the rise, expanding routes at an accelerating rate. To accommodate its growth, the carrier has agreed to purchase ten 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing. The 787 Dreamliner will now become Hawaiian’s flagship aircraft for medium and long-haul flights. The deal comes after management conducted an extensive review of Hawaiian’s existing fleet. President […] More

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    Employee Frustration Causes United CEO to Rethink Lottery Bonus Program

    In the United Airlines’ corporate offices on West Wacker Drive in Chicago, President and CEO Scott Kirby says he is “pressing the pause button” on a recently introduced lottery bonus program for employees that unleashed a firestorm of criticism on the internet. Employees posted comment after comment denouncing the program, after realizing it was a […] More

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    Love is in the Air — From Emirates Skycargo With Love

    Did you ever wonder where all the roses are coming from that you buy for a loved one on Valentine’s Day? The answer is Colombia and Ecuador. Although Ecuador is the biggest producer and exporter of roses worldwide, Colombia (second largest exporter in the world) is the number one export country for roses to the […] More

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    Ice, Ice Baby! How Pilots Deal With The Wintry Mess

    This past week has seen a large part of the country dealing with wintry weather so it seemed like a good time to address icing. Airplanes and ice have always had an adversarial relationship. Ice can prevent airplanes from getting airborne and should they be airborne, ice will do its best to facilitate an airplane’s […] More

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    JetBlue Stock Struggles After Earnings Report. Management Remains Bullish

    Shares of JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) have declined 7% since last week’s Q4 2017 earnings release. The low-cost carrier announced a 2.2 percentage point decline in pre-tax margin and EPS decline of $0.09. According to these calculations, Hurricanes Irma and Maria were responsible for 50% of JetBlue’s year-over-year earnings per share dive. EPS (excluding $1.76 […] More

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