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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 25, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: For the sixth straight year, Virgin America was named “Best Premium Class” airline here in the U.S. by business travelers in Conde Nast Traveler‘s annual poll. Sun Country, Hawaiian, Alaska and Allegiant (??!!) rounded out the top five. United’s new Cleveland-Austin nonstop flight began today.…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 16, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Earlier this week, American Airlines offered a fast-track to elite status that was quickly removed by the airline after it became apparent that many non-targeted travelers were successful in registering for the campaign. AAdvantageGeek got the lowdown on whether those who signed up will…

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Frontier Airlines: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

As many of you know, I typically focus on legacy airlines when reporting on news, but something shocked me earlier today by Frontier Airlines that warrants a post and apology for a tweet I sent out: My initial reaction was shock because I still hold Frontier in a class above Spirit and Allegiant, who basically…

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Insightful Remarks From Spirit Airlines’ Chief Marketing Officer

Barry Biffle, Spirit’s chief marketing officer, spoke at the Association of Travel Marketing Executives conference today in Miami. I wasn’t there, but it sort of felt like I was reading Henry Harteveldt’s real-time Twitter updates from the event. Henry, if you don’t follow him, is a veteran airline and travel industry analyst working for Hudson…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 1, 2013

A lawsuit filed by a United Airlines Million-Miler will proceed, as a judge threw out United’s request to have it dismissed. Well… parts of the lawsuit were dismissed, but others are still in play. The judge said, “At this stage of the litigation, the court finds it plausible that defendants had a contract with Million…

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