Today we have two quite similar tags:
- commercial-operations with 55 questions
- airline-operations with 267 questions
It looks like we have both to distinguish between commercial and airline operations, e.g. charter flights are commercial operations but not airline operations.
That distinction is significant for pilots and others, but in reality it seems that many (most?) people posting questions aren't aware of it: many of the 'commercial' operations questions are explicitly about airlines. That's completely understandable, but it means that in practice the commercial-operations tag has limited value today.
What - if anything - should we do about it? Some options are:
- Keep both tags; re-tag new and existing questions properly
- Make commercial-operations a synonym for airline-operations, i.e. decide that the difference is too subtle and mostly irrelevant here
- Something else...?
If we do keep both tags, I'd say we need much better tag info for both of them that isn't based on US definitions.