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Delta’s 747s, PeoplExpress returns, American’s loss, pets flying cargo, Spirit reenters Denver & more airline news

In other airline industry news this week… Delta Air Lines announced this week new interiors featuring lie-flat seats in BusinessElite and “slim line” seats with individual entertainment units as well as an Economy Comfort section in coach will be seen on all 747-400 aircraft by October 2012. A total of 48 seats will occupy the…

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Airline of the year, fuel stops, American’s cuts, airfare by weight, attendant assault, Southwest expands and Hawaiian breaks a record

In other airline industry news this week… Air New Zealand was named Airline of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine as part of its 38th Airline Industry Achievement Awards. ATW bestowed the honor to NZ due to “industry-leading innovation and motivation of its staff which resulted in exceptional performance across market position, customer service,…

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EVA Airways’ alliance, DOT monitors Twitter & approved AA/QF, American’s Flagship at LAX, TSA trusted traveler, Kevin Spacey, GDSs profit and Asiana expands

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… EVA Airways has come out and acknowledged they are “in aggressive talks” to join either the oneworld or Star Alliance by 2013. Here in the U.S. they fly to Anchorage, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York’s JFK. To me, Star seems more fitting…

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Virgin Australia partners with Singapore Airlines yet still “big alliance” shy

In the words of Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti, yesterday’s announced alliance between the carrier and Singapore Airlines will “unequivocally” be bad news for Qantas. Speaking mainly in terms of the scope and connectivity to the rest of the world Singapore will bring to Virgin’s passengers wishing a seamless travel experience starting within Australia, he…

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Air New Zealand’s new Boeing 777-300 and win a trip in the Skycouch

Late last year, Air New Zealand took delivery of their first of five 777-300 aircraft. Currently making runs on the Auckland to Melbourne route, it will transition to the Auckland-Los Angeles-London route beginning in April 2011. This aircraft features an incredibly comfortable looking Premium Economy section, along with the introduction of Air New Zealand’s exclusive…

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