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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 13, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Catching the majority of industry followers off-guard (myself included), the U.S. Department of Justice and several states are suing to block the American-US Airways merger. The DOJ claims higher airfares and fees would result if the merger goes through. American and US Airways, of course,…

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Continental Airlines, Now Featuring Electronic Pub Pong: Retro Video

I spent part of this morning online searching for additional Vintage Airline Seat Maps to add to my collection, and I came across this video montage of Continental Airlines TV commercials from the 1970s and 1980s. It’s a pretty amusing look back, and a couple of them highlight Continental’s DC-10s with both a first class…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines DC-9-30 from 1987

For this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps, I bring you a Continental Airlines DC-9-30 seen flying the skies in 1987. I previously posted Continental’s DC-9-10 seat map, and this “stretched” -30 version was produced in competitive response to the Boeing 737. This bird lacked a forward lavatory, so first class passengers had to make…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines MD-80 (Super 80)

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a Continental Airlines MD-80 (Super 80) seen flying the skies in 1987. According to PlaneSpotters.net, Continental had about 42 in its fleet and the version appearing below offered 16 seats in first class and 130 in coach. Sitting up front is always fun on…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines DC-10-30 (Domestic-South Pacific)

I’ve got DC-10s on my mind this week having posted a video on Tuesday showing a “floater” landing by a United DC-10 at LAX years ago. And I’m jealous of a fellow #avgeek who’s flying a KLM MD-11 on Sunday. So… here’s a Continental Airlines DC-10-30 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. I…

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Top 10 Viewed Vintage Airline Seat Maps

Instead of posting a new Vintage Airline Seat Map this week, I decided to take a look at my site’s analytics and post the top 10 viewed seat maps since I began blogging in 2010. Obviously the earlier maps have had more opportunity for greater pageviews, but the top 10 didn’t come as a surprise…

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United Awarded Marketer of the Year, Plus Some Insightful Nuggets

Last week, the Direct Marketing Association named United Airlines and Macy’s joint marketers of the year. Initially, the United nod had me scratching my head. But after reading a bit more of the background and realizing how different and specialized the email are that I receive now post-merger, I pretty much agree. They still have…

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Using a Previously Cancelled Ticket for a New Reservation at the New United

I encountered something new that irritates me with the new United Airlines yesterday. It might be common to former Continental fliers (I’m assuming it was their policy), but it’s new to me and I figured it might be fair warning to anyone expecting the process to work the same as it did on the old…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines Boeing 727-200

It’s time for a little narrowbody love in this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Shown below is a Continental Airlines Boeing 727-200 seen flying the skies in 1987. Formerly a People Express bird, this all-coach, high-density aircraft was likely flying the shuttle routes in the Northeast corridor. Seat pitch must have been punitive as…

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United’s Smisek Apologizes, Front-end Improvements Coming to SHARES

Tidbits of information about forthcoming improvements to SHARES, the reservations system for United Airlines, were revealed during the second quarter earnings call last week. In addition to apologizing for a range of customer disservice issues we’ve all experienced since March 3 (seat assignments falling off, missing upgrades, miles not posting, etc.), CEO Jeff Smisek said,…

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