• October 20, 2014

    Ups and downs

    Recent headlines underscored the joys and disappointments of a mercurial aviation industry. More»

  • October 13, 2014

    The Fourth Alliance

    "Shared values" seems like a pretty good foundation for the new Etihad airline alliance. More»

  • October 13, 2014

    Free WiFi

    For a previous generation of travelers, a pet peeve with the hotel industry was exorbitant local and long-distance telephone charges. More»

  • October 06, 2014

    Miles' Law

    Responses to DOT's proposed consumer protections were dictated by economic interest. More»

  • September 29, 2014

    Ticket agents

    Google doesn't see itself as an airline ticket agent; we're inclined to agree. More»

  • September 29, 2014


    Decades are convenient units of measurement for historians, but they're a bit long for the business world, where we prefer quarters or years. More»

  • September 22, 2014


    Again we take time to bestow kudos on doers of great deeds or simply the right thing. More»

  • September 15, 2014

    Foot-dragging explained

    After years of delay, the EPA finally gave aviation a target date for lower emissions. More»

  • September 15, 2014

    By all means, pass Go!

    The scheduled closing of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza hotel and casino this week will mean the shuttering of four casino hotel properties there this year. More»

  • September 08, 2014

    More begetting?

    Whatever the aftershocks, the marriage of Norwegian and Prestige is an OK union. More»

  • September 08, 2014

    Getting it done

    Here's the short version of a story involving the government and travel agents with a happy ending. More»

  • September 02, 2014

    The NCF sniff test

    Disney Cruise Line may have stubbed its toe with its recent pronouncement on noncommissionable fees. More»

  • August 25, 2014

    Share the air?

    Some sharing-economy ideas are great. Hitching rides on private planes is not one. More»

  • August 18, 2014

    Apologies to Stephen

    With apologies to Stephen Colbert, our own Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger Awards. More»

  • August 11, 2014

    Legislative failures

    The Cruise Passenger Protection Act is a bad bill born of one U.S. senator's acrimony. More»

  • August 04, 2014


    Recent airline earnings suggest that U.S. carriers have managed to fix what ailed them. More»

  • August 04, 2014

    Roger that

    When an organization gets the right guy in the top job, good things happen. The organization gets energized, renewed. More»

  • July 28, 2014


    Governments have to do more to protect civilian aircraft, like promoting peace. More»

  • July 28, 2014

    Israel's dilemma

    We don't question Israel's right to defend itself, but neither do we question the right of travelers or travel companies to make their own determinations about where they feel safe. More»

  • July 21, 2014

    Brand USA, 2.0

    Recent progress on a bill to reauthorize Brand USA is good news for the industry. More»

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