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Improving airline travel in Europe

An article in the Wall Street Journal (June 3,2013) describes the delays in Europe caused by the 37 countries with 63 air traffic control units that do not have a common authority. Improving performance requires coordinating landings and takeoffs with … Continue reading

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Will passengers bear airline fuel risk for lower upfront fares ?

An article in Bloombergbusinessweek (October 8,2012) describes an effort by Allegiant airlines, with ticket prices at $89, to share airplane fuel risk with passengers. The proposal – passengers pay a lower fare upfront and a fuel charge based on actual … Continue reading

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Delta Airlines going upstream to save costs – are there risks ?

An article in CNNMoney (http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/30/news/companies/delta-oil-refinery/index.htm?hpt=hp_t2) reports on a plan by Delta Airlines to buy the Trainer oil refinery in Philadelphia to produce jet fuel. The claim is that the purchase of the refinery for $ 150 million will allow Delta … Continue reading

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