Labor Pains

Labor Pains

The labor layoff news from American Airlines is the proverbial tip of the iceberg.  The US air travel infrastructure is designed to move about 2.5 million people daily.  The latest number (August 25) was 523,000 –  or 22% of the available capacity.  There is no...
The Great Shrink of 2020

The Great Shrink of 2020

The pandemic’s full impact is looming for airlines the world over, unlimited government QE is not going to last – it never could.  Even in a US election year as contentious as this one, there is a chance that the US airlines may not see more support. After...

Perspectives: The Pilot Shortage

Having spent two days last week at the Regional Airline Association annual convention last week, I listened to numerous discussions on the labor shortage issues facing the industry, especially the pilot shortage. One of the continuing problems facing the regional...