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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: August 30, 2012

A judge ruled American Airlines’ antitrust suit against Orbitz, Travelport and Sabre may proceed after finding reasonable grounds that the companies orchestrated a boycott of American. All parties, however, agreed for a stay as they seek renewed negotiations. Avis is dropping their “We Try Harder” slogan, used for 50 years, for “It’s Your Space.” They…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: August 27, 2012

The FAA is beginning to review electronic devices and whether passengers can one day use them at all times during a flight. The agency is forming a committee to review the issue, even accepting input from the traveling public. American Airlines posted a net income of $135 million for July 2012, the second straight month…

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Reader Advice Requested: Rental Cars and Mileage Accrual

It’s that “once an every couple of years” event for me again – I need to rent a car on an upcoming trip. My travels mostly take me to cities with incredible public transportation, or to where I don’t really need anything other than the hotel shuttle. But my upcoming trip to Chicago requires a…

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