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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: January 16, 2013

The FAA issued an airworthiness directive requiring U.S. airlines to ground Boeing 787 Dreamliners until the aircraft is proven safe to fly. Meaning, United must ground its current fleet of six 787s until the battery issue (and possibly others) are resolved. Meanwhile, the FAA is seeking to ban pilots from using their portable electronic devices…

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

Oy, more 787 issues as an All Nippon Airways (ANA) jet makes an emergency landing in Osaka. This is breaking as I type, so further details will certainly emerge. United Airlines will lay off 472 workers at Newark Liberty Airport. A spokesman at United confirms it’s due to outsourcing of cargo operations, but adds the…

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The First Airline in 2013 Changing to a Revenue-Based Frequent Flier Program Is…

Well, it’s happened. The first frequent flier program to officially change to a revenue-based accrual model in 2013 is… Sun Country’s Ufly. Yeah, not earth-shattering at all for most readers. And in doing a little background on the program, it appears the previous incarnation of Ufly was more akin to the former Southwest system where…

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US Airways Increases Bonus Miles on Barclays Credit Card Offer

US Airways upped the bonus mile offer on their co-branded credit card with Barclays. Previously, the bonus was 30,000 miles after the first purchase. But they’ve upped the bonus 10k miles to 40,000 Dividend Miles for new applicants of the Premier World MasterCard. And there’s a chance to increase your total bonus to 50,000 miles.…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: US Air BAC 1-11

Here’s a retro one from US Air for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. While this particular map is from 1987, US Air’s fleet of BAC 1-11s (British Aircraft Corporation “One-Elevens”) originally flew for Mohawk Airlines from 1965 to 1972. In 1972, Allegheny Airlines acquired Mohawk, and at the turn of deregulation in 1979,…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: September 17, 2012

Gary noticed an alarming statistic from yesterday and today. American Airlines canceled about 5% of their flights on Sunday and Monday, causing some to think it might be a pilot “sick out.” Last week American imposed new work rules on its pilots. Meanwhile at American, hundreds of flight attendants reportedly took a $40,000 cash buy…

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Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: September 6, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that airlines place anti-collision devices on large aircraft thinking such equipment would reduce the likelihood of bumps and scrapes on the tarmac. It might not be a bad idea. Lufthansa is having a hell of a week. The airline cancelled 1,200 flights on Friday, including many from Frankfurt,…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: September 5, 2012

I love Ryanair’s CEO. He’s not afraid to speak his mind and while I disagree with him, he’s calling those passengers who don’t print their boarding passes in advance “idiots.” He further explains they are “stupid” for paying the surcharge at the airport by neglecting to take this step. A lost bag is one thing,…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: August 31, 2012

As widely reported, American Airlines and US Airways have entered into a non-disclosure agreement. It allows the two airlines to share confidential and financial information and evaluate their options for a merger. All will be hush hush until a transaction is agreed upon or talks are terminated. United Airlines pilots say contract talks have stalled…

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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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