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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 5, 2013

American Airlines has a new sweepstakes offering a slew of prizes, including first class tickets for two, Admirals Club memberships, tablets, headphones and more. Daily drawings for 1,000 AAdvantage miles are also a part of the promo. Boeing has asked the FAA to resume 787 test flights to aid in finding a cause of the…

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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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Reader Question: Moved to the UK, Stick With American or Try British Airways?

Reader Cristian sent me the following email: I have 150k miles with American Airlines, but have recently moved to the UK, and am thus considering joining British Airways’ Executive Club. I fly regularly from the UK to California, and from the UK to Europe – almost always on British Airways. Do you think there is…

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British Airways Retweeted WHAT?!!

I thought United retweeting an article containing questionable customer service and reference to “losing” an unaccompanied minor was bad. But today British Airways waaaay outdid United in retweeting the following expletive-loaded tweet: I was visiting my parents today and on my laptop scrolling through Twitter before we headed to a pre-Thanksgiving/Thanksgiving lunch and nearly shouted,…

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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 23, 2012

Qantas canceled orders for 35 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, valued at $8.5 billion, amid the airline’s first full-year loss since it was privatized in 1995. Qantas isn’t giving up on the revolutionary aircraft, though, and still has options for 50 787-9s. Delta Air Lines seeks to upgrade its 5X weekly Detroit to Beijing service to daily…

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British Airways Chase Visa Signature credit card returns

[Updated 7/17/12: This offer is no longer available and I’ve removed the links. For archive purposes, I’m leaving the rest of the post untouched.] The 100,000 Avios offer is back for the British Airways Visa Signature credit card from Chase. This iteration of the offer requires a bit more spend on the card to get…

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New A380 & 787 routes, emissions tax threat, hotel rates, airline sales, pilot fatigue, Spirit makes bank and another new all-Business Class airline

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… Thai Airways will take delivery of two Airbus A380s next year and will initially operate their first whale on regional routes, of which Bangkok to Hong Kong is probable. Once they take delivery of their second A380, service to Frankfurt will begin, followed by London…

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Video: Check-in, British Airways’ Terraces lounge SFO and Cathay Pacific First Class to Hong Kong

I finally finished editing the immense amount of video I took on my trip in First Class on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong and posted it yesterday on YouTube. Yes, it’ll be 10 minutes out of your life if you watch it in its entirety, but if you’re an aviation geek like me, you’ll absolutely…

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Scoot Airlines, cabin scents, iPads & apps, aircraft orders, route changes, ancillary fees and U-Haul

In other airline, hotel & travel industry news last week… Earlier this year Singapore Airlines announced they would be getting into the low cost carrier market using a combination of narrowbody and widebody aircraft, including refitting some of their existing Boeing 777 aircraft. Exact details have yet to be released, but it’s being reported Singapore’s…

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