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

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: A new United Club at the San Diego airport opens tomorrow, coinciding with United’s move to Terminal 2 West, which includes a new ticketing lobby, baggage claim area, and improved dining and shopping. Check out the size of the globe logo on the club’s entry…

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American’s 3-Cabin Premium Transcon A321s Now Appearing Online

The first American Airlines flights between LAX and New York-JFK featuring the new 3-cabin Airbus A321s are now showing up online. As I mentioned yesterday, American begins taking delivery of their A321s this November, with the first scheduled Airbus flights on the premium transcontinental route between Los Angeles and New York operating January 7. Via…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 8, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: American Airlines plans to open a small Admirals Club in the remote American Eagle terminal at LAX in January 2014. I have no idea where it’ll go as the terminal is so small to begin with, and I hope it doesn’t become a cramped standing-room-only…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: July 30, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: The Department of Transportation fined Southwest Airlines $200,000 for violating the price advertising rule by not allocating a sufficient number of seats at advertised prices. One example: zero seats were available on any day during a $66 fare promo period for flights between Dallas and…

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Help a Reader: Where Should I Spend My 100-150K Miles Annually?

I received the following question from Peter and he (and I) would love additional feedback beyond what I provided. First, his question: I fly 200K – 250K for business (mostly China) and try to divide it between UA and AA to keep my top tier status with both. I will turn 40 soon and don’t want…

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First Reconfigured United Airlines Premium Service 757 Takes to the Skies

Flight 651 from Los Angeles arrived at JFK this afternoon six minutes ahead of schedule and became the first reconfigured p.s. Boeing 757s to take to the skies. For the fleet followers, it’s ship number 5996 (N596UA) and will be operating as flight 535 back to LAX this evening at 5:53 p.m. If you’re unfamiliar,…

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A Look at Radisson LAX’s Junior and Deluxe Suites

I’ve stayed at the Radisson LAX numerous times during the past few years in just about every type of room category. The differences are incredibly minor between non-suite categories with “better” rooms sporting a Sleep Number bed, mini-refrigerator, bathrobes and slightly upgraded bathroom amenities (vanity kit, mouthwash, bath gel and a loofah). Most of those…

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Notable Airline News – December 11, 2012

Quite a few notable events in the airline industry the past couple of days include: American Airlines today took delivery of their first Boeing 777-300ER, N717AN. It’s actually airborne as I type on its way to Dallas where it’ll eventually sport American’s new livery. Passenger service is scheduled to begin January 31 from Dallas to…

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