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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 27, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: American Airlines today launched five new nonstop routes from Los Angeles to Columbus, Hartford, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Bentonville. American plans to add West Palm Beach and Sao Paulo service later this year. Southwest Airlines will begin flying Denver-Fort Myers in March. The new service…

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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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Australia Trip Report: United, Virgin Australia, Hilton and Radisson Blu

At this time last year, I was in Australia for a couple of weeks and reviewed each portion of my trip here on Frequently Flying (or CNBC’s Road Warrior), including my United Airlines LAX-Sydney flight, a sponsored trip on Virgin Australia between Sydney and Perth, two Hiltons, and the Radisson Blu Sydney. Here’s a recap…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: January 29, 2013

Southwest Airlines is now a Club Carlson partner. Yeah, I’m a week late to report this news, but I just learned about it last night. Now through March 31, Rapid Rewards members can earn double points in a promotional offer. The 2012 United Nations WTO traveler numbers are in and 1.035 billion tourists crossed international…

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A Look at Radisson LAX’s Junior and Deluxe Suites

I’ve stayed at the Radisson LAX numerous times during the past few years in just about every type of room category. The differences are incredibly minor between non-suite categories with “better” rooms sporting a Sleep Number bed, mini-refrigerator, bathrobes and slightly upgraded bathroom amenities (vanity kit, mouthwash, bath gel and a loofah). Most of those…

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Radisson’s 1 for 1 Promo Registration Still Open, Plus More Club Carlson News

I’m catching up with all the Q4 hotel promotions this week and was happy to discover I was still able to register successfully for the Radisson 1 for 1 promotion. And I took a look at the other Club Carlson promotions out there currently and summarize them here. 1. Radisson 1 for 1 – Stay…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: August 20, 2012

Boeing pilots took United Airlines’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a test flight around the skies of Seattle yesterday. Various systems were checked, including cabin pressurization, avionics, navigation and communications systems. United expects to take delivery of the aircraft in late September. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s CEO, Hubert Joly, resigned suddenly on Sunday to take…

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Club Carlson’s Big Night Giveaway 50,000 bonus points still available

I’ve been catching up with all the news and promotions I missed out on having just returned from Ireland and being offline for awhile, and was happy to see the Club Carlson Big Night Giveaway return. I’ll get to the controversy surrounding it in a moment, but in case you missed it, too, here are…

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U.S. airlines improve stats, United sells a hotel, mind-picking hotel execs, IHG changes and more airline, hotel & travel news

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news last week… The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics released 2011 full-year data for a variety of airline metrics last week. Among them are several positive results when compared to 2010 and previous years, including the best on-time results in a December for the past 17…

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Room Key launch, suing Starwood, Club Carlson A+ promo, Hilton upgrades, Marriott’s high end, Four Seasons splurges and business travel slows

In other hotel and travel industry news last week… In an attempt to steer traffic away from Online Travel Agencies like Expedia and Priceline – and the commissions paid to OTAs – several major hotel chains beta-launched Room Key. The brands include Best Western, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Marriott and Wyndham, and Room Key acts as…

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