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This is your Captain Speaking

If you would like to submit a question for our pilot Q&A series, send an email to blog@airlines.org. What is involved in the pre-flight or safety check process? – Kevin L. Before every flight, pilots and flight attendants conduct pre-flight safety checks of the aircraft. Pilots do what’s called a “walk around” inspection of the exterior of […]

The Plane Facts About Unlawful Regulation of Airlines at Seattle Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)

A4A recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle to stop the Port of Seattle from imposing wage, hiring and training requirements on airlines that are both unlawful and inappropriate. We filed this lawsuit because important legal and policy principles about who can regulate airlines are at stake. Certain groups are making misleading […]

Everyone is Winning

U.S. airlines had another successful quarter. Some may even say that their profits are “soaring.” So, what’s in it for you? Think about it for a second. When you hear that Apple announces record profits, what’s your first thought? My new iPhone will be even better? The next operating system will have more amenities? Or […]

This is your Captain Speaking

Several of you submitted questions for our pilot Q&A series and we are excited to start answering a few each month. If you would like to submit a question, send an email to blog@airlines.org. Why do I have to put up my seat and tray table before takeoff? (Olivia M.) Taxi, takeoff and landing are […]

A4A CEO Nick Calio Launches Airline Push for FAA Reauthorization

Calling for the legislation to be “transformative,” Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nick Calio unveiled A4A’s push for next year’s FAA Reauthorization. Calio delivered his remarks before a luncheon at the International Aviation Club in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9. In his remarks, Calio called on Congress to ensure that next year’s legislation […]

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