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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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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Delta Air Lines DC-9-30

A couple of weeks ago, a fellow blogger over at Points, Miles and Martinis playfully taunted me suggesting that my Vintage Airline Seat Maps aren’t all that “vintage.” I can’t disagree since many of the aircraft I post are still flying today. But it’s still fun to look back and see how seating arrangements have…

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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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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 19, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: After Friday’s edition of Notable News went out, L.A. Airspace reported that Delta Air Lines will begin chauffeur-driven apron service for its VIPs at LAX airport, a similar perk offered by the airline at Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta (ATL). Spirit Airlines will begin new seasonal…

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Pondering United Premier Platinum Over Gold for 2014

“To Plat or not to Plat, that is the question.” I started pondering this last night after updating my mileage spreadsheet to see that after flying what I have booked for the rest of the year, I’ll be about 11,000 miles short of Premier Platinum next year. I had long resigned myself not to go…

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

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Earlier this week, American Airlines offered a fast-track to elite status that was quickly removed by the airline after it became apparent that many non-targeted travelers were successful in registering for the campaign. AAdvantageGeek got the lowdown on whether those who signed up will…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 15, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: The biggest airline news story from yesterday remains as the most highlighted that I’ve seen today, namely where the Justice Department is attempting to block the American Airlines-US Airways merger, which I totally disagree with. It’s still gonna happen, everyone. Maybe not as fast…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 14, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: American Airlines offer(ed) a fast-track to elite status earlier today, where non-elites could register and fly a minimal amount of miles to earn status through February 2015. The link appears to be down as of this posting (too many blog posts about it?), but I…

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Bugger Off DOJ, Allow the American Airlines-US Airways Merger

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, the U.S. Department of Justice, several states and the District of Columbia have filed litigation to stop the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways. Almost no one saw this coming so late in the process, especially since other major airlines have successfully merged recently, including Delta-Northwest, United-Continental and Southwest-AirTran.…

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Newest United Airlines Club Opens in San Diego Airport With Panoramic Airfield Views

The new United Club lounge at San Diego International Airport opened this morning. It’s modeled after United’s first new post-merger location that debuted at Chicago O’Hare airport last year, and it looks fantastic based on the pictures from the press release. The 5,842-square-foot United Club in San Diego is located in Terminal 2 West on…

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