American, Delta, United Airlines Cash In on Resurgent Israel Demand With New Flights

Israel is having a moment. The number of visitors to the country hit a record 4.6 million in 2019, then cratered during the pandemic. Now, travelers are eager to return and U.S. airlines ready to serve them. New flights on...

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Airline Seats Could Get Bigger to Accommodate Larger Travelers

It seems incongruous: as people have gotten larger, airline seats have shrunk smaller. Advocates for bigger seats on planes like to think that they now have a chance to reverse that trend. Earlier in August, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration...

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Why the Biggest Pilots Union Is Saying There’s No Pilot Shortage

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has reiterated its belief that no pilot shortage exists in the U.S, and instead blamed airlines’ scheduling exuberance and a failed regional carrier model for recent operational disruptions. “The United States is producing a...

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Startup Airlines Avelo and Breeze Face Union Pressure Early On

Two growing, year-old U.S. airlines face organizing efforts by labor unions intent on ensuring that commercial aviation remains among the country’s most highly unionized industry. Last week the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) won an election at Houston-based Avelo Airlines,...

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Soaring U.S. Airline Traffic Has Tightly Scheduled Pilots Frazzled

The abrupt post-pandemic return to busy flying schedules has left many airline pilots feeling stressed. Their frustration — combined with ongoing contract talks at most major airlines — has led to continuing pilot demonstrations at major airports across the U.S....

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2 Scrappy Airline Startups Are Sparking a Unlikely War Between New Haven and Hartford Airports

Startups Breeze Airways and Avelo Airlines are competitors, shaped by small fleets and point-to-point schedules. That competition is now sparking a battle in the relatively sleepy aviation state of Connecticut, where two airports just 56 miles apart, Hartford and New...

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Will This United Pilot Be the Next FAA Administrator?

Steve Dickson is leaving behind a legacy focused heavily on safety as the departing Federal Aviation Administration Administrator. Dickson announced his resignation last week, leaving the aviation industry buzzing about who would replace the former Delta pilot in perhaps one...

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