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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 16, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Bombardier’s CSeries jetliner took to the skies for the first time today in Montreal. The CS100 jet and family is designed for the 100- to 149-seat market and it will certainly provide new competition for Airbus and Boeing. American Airlines inaugurated Airbus A319 service…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 20, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Allegiant Air announced huge expansion plans today, with a total of 18 new routes and 10 new cities. While a lot of the new service focuses on smaller airports surrounding larger communities (Allegiant’s overall strategy), it’s certain to get the attention of legacy airlines.…

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American Airlines A319 Cabin Specs: Coach Recline Exceeds First Class?

American took delivery of its first Airbus A319 this week and has published the cabin specs (and more) on their website. What strikes me as odd is that first class recline is only 3-inches, whereas regular coach offers 4-inches with Main Cabin Extra getting 6-inches. Is that an error? United, by contrast, offers 6-inches of…

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American Airlines orders jets, posts Q2 loss, closes a call center and prohibits primates

As widely reported, American Airlines announced an industry record aircraft order yesterday for 460 jets spread across Boeing and Airbus. American’s tweets came alive in the morning and I clicked through one and watched part of the live stream from a Dallas Admirals Club where American’s Chairman & CEO Gerard Arpey made the formal announcement…

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