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Random Notes From My United Mileage Run on Saturday

This past Saturday I flew a “simple” mileage run on United from Reno to Washington Dulles, connecting in San Francisco in both directions. It was a long day with flight 1 of 4 departing at 5:30 a.m. and flight 4 of 4 arriving back in Reno at midnight. I had Regional Premier Upgrades to burn,…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 3, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: I certainly didn’t see this route coming. British Airways today announced new nonstop Austin-London service using Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Five-times weekly flights begin March 2014, with daily service commencing in May. In negative British Airways news, a passenger bought a promoted tweet after the…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 22, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines will arm flight attendants with Nokia Luminas to “improve the customer experience.” FAs will be able to process onboard credit card purchases in real-time, including on the spot upgrades to Economy Comfort. American Airlines and US Airways got another kick in…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 21, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines is planning new Seattle service to Seoul and Hong Kong beginning in June 2014. The new Hong Kong flight will bring back a U.S. gateway, as Delta currently only flies to Hong Kong from Tokyo after previously ending Detroit-Hong Kong service.…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 9, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: American Airlines will begin flying its new 3-cabin A321s between Los Angeles and New York on January 7, reports the L.A. Airspace blog. Initially, two of American’s daily flights on the route will feature the A321, increasing to six by January 31. Virgin America is…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 7, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Virgin America recorded its first ever Q2 profit, netting $8.8 million. The airline’s CEO cited success in Newark as a primary driver, though cautioned long-term sustainability at EWR needs to be studied after the peak and profitable summer season. Is it too little too late…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 6, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: You can again track your American Airlines AAdvantage account activity with AwardWallet. New security measures have been put in place at AwardWallet to American’s satisfaction, re-opening access for members. Here’s hoping Delta, Southwest and United return eventually! American Airlines is hiring 80 work-from-home reservations agents…

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I ‘Died’ During My 90-Second Airline Evacuation Drill. Would You?

The year was 1993 and I was an intern with United Airlines in Flight Dispatch at their corporate headquarters in suburban Chicago. Weekly, I’d fly out to Denver (Stapleton) for scheduled intern meetings among other activities, and I was fortunate to participate in an evacuation exercise at the flight attendant training center. I posted this…

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Notable Airline News: June 24, 2013

Here are a few news items from the airline industry that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic received clearance for their joint venture from EU and U.S. regulators, bringing with it reciprocal frequent flier benefits for SkyMiles and Flying Club members. Starting on July 3, members of both programs will have…

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‘You’re All Going to Die’ Flight Attendant TV Commercial

Here’s a television ad you likely won’t see aired in the U.S. Anti-energy drink maker Zenonade from the Czech Republic launched a new ad campaign having a little fun with the flight attendant safety demonstration. I’ll let it speak for itself: I got quite a chuckle out of it given my closeness to the industry,…

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