The Great Debate

Why airline mergers are inevitable

By Samina Karim
October 9, 2013

The American Airlines/US Airways merger talks are on hold due to the ongoing antitrust trial led by the Department of Justice. The D.O.J. is concerned, from the perspective of protecting consumers’ interests, that the resulting airline would have too much market power in many of its locations. Though this is true (assuming nothing about the airlines’ business was changed and no assets were divested), the underlying issues are broader than that.

A simple plan to relieve airport congestion

By Christopher Papagianis
March 26, 2012

D.J. Gribbin, a former general counsel for the United States Department of Transportation, contributed to this column.

Why we must profile airline passengers

December 28, 2009

Philip Baum2Philip Baum is the editor of Aviation Security International and the managing director of Green Light Limited, an aviation security training and consultancy company based in London. The opinions expressed are his own.

The paradox of “simplicity”

June 10, 2009

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Miles O’Brien is a pilot, airplane owner and freelance journalist who lives in Manhattan. His blog is located at www.milesobrien.com. The opinions expressed are his own.

Flight 3407: deviance and dangerous complacency

May 15, 2009

Miles O'Brien

Miles O’Brien is a pilot, airplane owner and freelance journalist who lives in Manhattan. His blog is located at www.milesobrien.com. The opinions expressed are his own.