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‘Introducing the 2014 American Airlines AAdvantage Program’

With the final merger hurdle being settled today with the DOJ, American Airlines and US Airways are basically on their way to becoming the world’s largest airline. There were concessions to the government in the settlement, of course, including: Under the deal, the airlines would get rid of airport terminal gates, take off and landing…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 15, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: The biggest airline news story from yesterday remains as the most highlighted that I’ve seen today, namely where the Justice Department is attempting to block the American Airlines-US Airways merger, which I totally disagree with. It’s still gonna happen, everyone. Maybe not as fast…

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Alaska Airlines flying profitably with no interest for merger or buyout

An article about Alaska Airlines appeared in last week’s Los Angeles Times that I think is worth a read. It quotes CEO Bill Ayer as basically saying Alaska is not for sale nor interested in a merger, effectively shunning away any courtship attempt from another carrier or entity. They do have codeshare arrangements with both…

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