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Is TSA Killing Air Travel?

Why do we fly?  The answer is quite simple - to get somewhere much faster than if we drove.  Speed is the name of the game in aviation.  But we’ve regressed since the 1970s, which had minimal security lines and even the Concorde in service internationally to get those...

Premium #198 – Privatizing America’s ATC

There is a debate within the US about privatizing the ATC system. The debate has big implications for air travel. On the pro-privatization side, we have Airlines for America, the industry trade group.   They point out that the FAA, which currently manages the nation's...

ETS deployment spurs carbon credit sales

Reuters reports EU airlines are buying up carbon credits on the cheap. Recently carbon credit prices have dropped to about half what they were trading at a year ago.  This move is quite different from other non-EU airlines; whose reaction has either to join the...

Even more taxes?

Yes its true.  The Obama Administration’s proposed tripling of the passenger security tax is on the table.  Will Congress go along? After all there is a real need to cut the deficit. As one can imagine this new tax is not going over well - the ATA is reacting by...