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Feb 032017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 3 February, 2017

Good morning For the second week in a row, our new President is impacting on my choice of feature articles.  But his impact last week was generally rated positively, and I hope you’ll like this week’s article too which, in truth, actually is very little about the President, himself. It had been my intention to […]

Feb 022017
 
Trump Shouldn't Target Aviation

The US airlines are hoping that President Trump’s “America First” approach to international trade and foreign relations might get them some favors and benefits, with some protectionist type barriers erected to insulate them from the severest of foreign competition.  But will this happen?  We can’t see how it could be practically implemented. For sure, foreign […]

Jan 272017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 January, 2017

Good morning We’re one week into our new President’s term; and one part of his ‘making America great again’ platform is investing into the nation’s transportation infrastructure. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, surely you support that concept, with both parties racing to get an infrastructure spending bill into the House first, so they can […]

Jan 252017
 
Our New Opportunity to Make America's Transportation System Great Again - Part 1

Part 1 :  Our Three Previous Periods of World Transportation Leadership Our new President’s inauguration speech promised We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation. This is a very exciting promise, and truly would restore America to a position of greatness such as […]

Jan 132017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 13 January, 2017

Good morning Ugh – a Black Friday.  Let’s hope the superstition (Friday the 13th is held by some to be an unlucky day in general and particularly for travel related activities) doesn’t impact on any of us today. Our Scotland tour is now two people short of full.  So if you’re thinking about a lovely […]

Jan 062017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 January, 2017

Good morning And welcome to 2017, with a nice big ‘meaty’ newsletter to get the year off to a great start.  I’m still getting used to typing a ‘7’ for 2017 rather than a 6 (or 5….).  Time passes ever more quickly – and, for sure, the faster that the rest of winter passes, the […]

Dec 302016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 30 December, 2016

Good morning Another year prepares to disappear, while 2017 is impatiently waiting to replace it. What will 2017 bring?  New lower airfares?  Higher airfares?  Or maybe just more of the same?  Will Tesla cars truly become self-driving?  Will their Model 3 truly start deliveries?  And will Mr Trump be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, like […]

Dec 292016
 
Visions of the Future

On Thursday there was the latest restatement of Norwegian Air’s plans to offer fares between New York and London for $99. With their application to operate air service via Ireland now finally approved, and with rumblings from other (low(er) cost) carriers looking to expand their presence across the Atlantic, and astonishing claims from dinosaurs all […]

Dec 232016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 December 2016

Good morning Well, just today and tomorrow – two shopping days remaining until the holiday that dares not speak its name.  I hope you’ve bought everything you need for everyone you wish to bestow gifts upon; as for me, I’ve been relying on the Amazon elves to help. While not exactly reindeer and sleds, reader […]

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