Donald Trump couldn't run a profitable airline. And other recent aviation links

Donald Trump once owned an airline. It didn't got well. Photo: Bill Abbott/Flickr (Creative Commons.) [Update: As a commenter correct points out, this photograph is not of the Trump Shuttle, but rather Trump's personal aircraft. My apologies. I am limited in what photographs I can use for free.]

Donald Trump once owned an airline. It didn't got well. Photo: Bill Abbott/Flickr (Creative Commons.) [Update: As a commenter correct points out, this photograph is not of the Trump Shuttle, but rather Trump's personal aircraft. My apologies. I am limited in what photographs I can use for free.]

Happy Monday morning, everyone. I was following the weekend's best aviation news so you didn't have to. Here's what you may have missed.

Donald Trump doesn't talk much about Trump Shuttle, a carrier he once owned. Why? It wasn't much of a success. "Those who worked with him at the airline describe him as a loose cannon," Barbara Peterson writes in the Daily Beast. 

Delta wants to keep growing in Los Angeles, an executive tells Airways News. 

Will Japanese airline ANA start flying Airbus A380s? It's possible, an airline executive tells Cranky Flier. Related: The Financial Times says ANA might want to buy a piece of Vietnam Airlines. 

The Charlotte Observer looks back on US Airways, which will cease to exist in two weeks. The community in Charlotte is worried American will not grow in the city. 

Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden flew to D.C. recently. His airline lost his checked bag, the L.A. Times says. Why was he checking at all? 

United dropped its Denver-Panama City route. It wasn't doing well, the Denver Post reports. 

Emirates loves the Boeing 777, Ted Reed writes on Forbes.com. The 777 “is a very reliable aircraft in terms of size, configuration and performance parameters," an Emirates executive says. 

What should you do if your airline strands you at the airport?


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