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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 […]

Fan Featured Travel Tips

We asked our fellow travel enthusiasts for their best travel tips, and are featuring some of our favorites! Travel like a pro with these great suggestions. Pack an emergency travel kit with snacks to last about 24 hours and money in the currency of the region you are visiting. – Chris F. It’s all about […]

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 […]

Where We’ve Been, Where You’re Going

November is National Aviation History Month, and it is amazing to think how far the industry has come in just a hundred years! In 1914, the first scheduled commercial flight flew for 23 minutes from St. Petersburg to Tampa, FL, and transported one passenger who paid $400 in airfare and sat on a wooden bench […]

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