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U.S. airlines improve stats, United sells a hotel, mind-picking hotel execs, IHG changes and more airline, hotel & travel news

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news last week… The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics released 2011 full-year data for a variety of airline metrics last week. Among them are several positive results when compared to 2010 and previous years, including the best on-time results in a December for the past 17…

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American’s financials, Delta’s legroom, United’s new pilot rep, Google Hotel Finder and more airline & travel industry news

In other airline, hotel & travel industry news last week… An airline analyst predicts American Airlines could file bankruptcy in 2012. He points to the fact that American is “on track to lose $1.2 – $1.4 billion in 2011 and $1 – $1.3 billion in 2012.” The carrier’s cash position is also less than ideal…

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