Winging It Archive: April, 2012

US Airways talks about American, PHL, in-flight Internet

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We're back to posting after almost a week of travel. Here for the record are links to US Airways stories in The Inquirer by beat reporter Nussbaum... Read more

American unions' new best friend: US Airways

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For a company that still hasn't fully merged its workforces since it's last acquisition almost seven years ago, the first thought is that this... Read more

Airline earnings: Southwest posts a Q1 profit

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Airline earnings season is here and first of big PHL carriers to report was Southwest. Read about its use of special items to eke out a first-quarter... Read more

Amtrak on pace for another record year

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Here's a news tidbit that may explain why seats are harder to find on Amtrak trains, and why rail fares, especially for peak-travel times,... Read more

Ex-TSA chief on what's wrong with air security

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Perhaps it's just me but is there something fundamentally strange with a former head of the Transportation Security Administration taking to... Read more

How mild winters help airlines stay on time

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Last week's monthly report by the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics provides a great example of how beneficial mild winter weather... Read more

The good, bad & ugly of airline deregulation

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More than three decades after it was adopted as federal policy, U.S. airline deregulation continues to be both praised as a great democratizer... Read more

UPDATED: American disparages US Airways' merger hopes

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American Airlines management clearly doesn't think much of the idea of US Airways' staging a hostile takeover while the former carrier is in... Read more