Are long-haul truck drivers unusually alert? A comparison with long-haul airline pilots

Are long-haul truck drivers unusually alert? A comparison with long-haul airline pilots

Background Recent studies suggest heavy vehicle drivers self-estimate their sleepiness unexpectedly low during night duties. The present study compared sleepiness ratings of long-haul truck drivers with those of long-haul airline pilots during night and non-night duties. In addition, the correspondence...
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Market structure and quality determination for complementary products: Alliances and service quality in the airline industry

Market structure and quality determination for complementary products: Alliances and service quality in the airline industry

This paper explores the effect of market structure on quality determination for complementary products. The focus is on the airline industry and the effect of airline alliances on flight frequency, an important element of service quality. With zero layover cos...
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The spatial and temporal dimensions of the interdependence between the airline industry and the Chinese economy

The spatial and temporal dimensions of the interdependence between the airline industry and the Chinese economy

The airline industry contributes largely to the economic development of a region. At the same time, the fortunes of the industry can also be affected by regional economic change. This paper uses geographically weighted correlation analysis to investigate the...
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IATA Requests Global Suspension of Slot Rules Due to Coronavirus

IATA Requests Global Suspension of Slot Rules Due to Coronavirus

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is contacting aviation regulators worldwide to request that the rules governing use of airport slots be suspended immediately and for the 2020 season, due to the impact of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus). At presen...
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Here’s How Delta Is Sanitizing Its International Long-Haul Planes

Here’s How Delta Is Sanitizing Its International Long-Haul Planes

Delta Air Lines has posted information about its aircraft sanitation procedures. Back in February, Delta used fogging techniques on the few remaining flights from Asia to the United States. In addition, Delta has deployed these fogging techniques on flights fr...
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United Pilots Offered Paid Time Off Amid Virus Cancellations

United Pilots Offered Paid Time Off Amid Virus Cancellations

On Friday, United Airlines offered its long-haul pilots a month off at two-thirds pay as it chops service to most of Asia. The United branch of the Air Line Pilots Association announced the offer to its members on Friday and...
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Improving Airport Control

Improving Airport Control

With the growing volume of passengers, many airport security teams are rethinking their security technology strategy. A new solution is designed to help airports of all sizes manage and optimize their security and airport terminal operations. The technology em...
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Effects of train speed on airline demand and price: Theory and empirical evidence from a natural experiment

Effects of train speed on airline demand and price: Theory and empirical evidence from a natural experiment

This study investigates, both theoretically and empirically, the effects of high-speed rail (HSR) speed on airline traffic and price, taking into account the degree of substitutability between the two services. Our model incorporates two countervailing effects...
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JETBLUE: FIRST US AIRLINE TO WAIVE FEES FOR CANCELLED-CHANGED FLIGHTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

JETBLUE: FIRST US AIRLINE TO WAIVE FEES FOR CANCELLED-CHANGED FLIGHTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

JetBlue (B6) is the first US airline to offer free flight cancelations or changes on all recently booked flights from tomorrow to March 11 for all travel completed by June 1, 2020, and on all routes, as the deadly virus spreads to...
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Estimation viability of dedicated freighter aircraft of combination carriers: A data envelopment and principal component analysis

Estimation viability of dedicated freighter aircraft of combination carriers: A data envelopment and principal component analysis

The authors investigate how air cargo business affects the efficiency of passenger-cargo combination carriers (CCs). The globalization of the supply chain has impacted airlines and resulted in competitive pressure on the air cargo industry. Since 2008, the air...
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