O’Hare is world’s busiest, train to LaGuardia, Royal Air Maroc may join Star Alliance

O’Hare regains title of world’s busiest airport Chicago O’Hare regained the title as world’s busiest airport for passenger and air cargo traffic. While 2014 traffic at O’Hare was down by 0.2 percent, it lost less traffic than the Atlanta airport, where traffic declined by 4.7 percent, according to new FAA data. O’Hare had 881,933 arrivals […]

The new American Airlines: Winners and Losers

Now that the bankruptcy judge has approved the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the last hurdle is gone and shortly the two airlines will merge. Ned Levi examines who the winners and losers are as the merger is completed.

What is the future of the new American Airline’s hubs?

The suit by the Department of Justice and various states to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines has been settled. It’s highly unlikely the merger can be derailed. Ned Levi examines the potential future of the new American Airlines’ hubs and their chances of survival as hubs.

Unaccompanied minors flying — potential nightmares around every corner

Ned Levi examines Southwest Airlines unaccompanied minor policies and actions, in light of the problems of Chloe Boyce, who was flying on their airline from Nashville to New York. Chloe, a 9 year old was inexplicably taken off her flight in Baltimore and rebooked on a later flight without notifying her mother or anyone else in her family.

Has commonsense been lost in the airline industry?

Ned Levi explores recent incidents at JFK airport, during the late December snow storm; JetBlue stopping a press photographer from doing his work in JFK’s Terminal 5, and JFK officials keeping international passengers stranded on the tarmac for as many as 11 hours while they figured out how to get them to Immigration and Customs.

Delta and US Airways engage in slot swap shenanigans

Last August, Delta Air Lines and US Airways proposed a swap of arrival and departure slots between Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, and LaGuardia Airport, in New York City. This swap would concentrate each of the airlines’ schedules — US Air would gain more gravitas at Reagan National and Delta could build up their […]