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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 24, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: An astute Flyertalk member appears to have discovered what United’s redesigned website homepage will look like. And United has hinted that something “friendly” is coming this Friday. Plus, they even sort-of confirmed it on Twitter earlier today: British Airways begins Airbus A380 service today…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 12, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: United Airlines plans to launch nonstop service from Chicago to Edinburgh, Scotland beginning in May 2014. A Boeing 757 will serve the less-than-daily route. So this is why I couldn’t access Twitter earlier today: United was reportedly selling airfares for $5-$10 on Thursday. Damn……

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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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No More Airport Nude-o-Scope Images in the US, Are You Still Opting Out?

The TSA has replaced all X-ray imaging displayed to operators of the controversial backscatter machines at airports with the “Gumby” stick figure version common on the millimeter wave machines, NBC News reported. According to the report: In a letter released Thursday, TSA administrator John Pistole told the House Homeland Security committee that as of May…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 15, 2013

Southwest Airlines and AirTran are (finally) linking systems, which will allow for passengers to book a single itinerary with segments on both carriers. To avoid baggage fees when flying exclusively on AirTran, book on Southwest.com. The latest domestic airfare initiated by Delta has failed due to lack of participation. It was the third attempt this…

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First Class and elite member security lanes at airports going away?

This is not a belated April Fools. Senator Ben Nelson from Nebraska introduced legislation that would remove preferred security lines from U.S. airports. Citing them as having nothing to do with safety (doesn’t he realize the pun there?), he feels that since all passengers pay the same “security” fee in their tickets, everyone should be…

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Delta layoffs, Qantas strikes, 747-8 livery, Hawaiian Disney, GDS lawsuit, TSA news and 757 replacement

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… Delta Air Lines will be laying off 200 employees, the majority of which from their headquarters in Atlanta. This combined with another 2,000 employees taking voluntary buyouts, the airline claims soft demand, fuel prices and reduced capacity make the workforce reductions necessary. Engineers at Qantas…

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Flying on Christmas Day and a thank you card from United Airlines

I had flown on Christmas Day before, but never remembered it being as quiet as it was yesterday. Granted I was only taking one short flight from Reno to Los Angeles, and you can’t really call Reno a bustling airport to begin with, but it still seemed unusually empty. I obsess over checking my itineraries…

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The future of passenger screening and airport security

The airport security model used in the United States today is basically “you’re guilty until proven innocent”. Appropriately dubbed “security theatre” by many, it is a completely reactionary system with new technology and procedures introduced after each terrorist event or incident. Last Christmas we had the underwear bomber, and now have the incredibly controversial body…

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