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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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United’s Generous Compensation, Yet Impersonal Reply About My Cancelled Flight

I posted last week about how I proactively rebooked myself and was able to keep my upgrade after my United Airlines Sydney to Los Angeles flight cancelled. The next day, I emailed ‘1K Voice’ asking for compensation for the 24-hour delay and subsequent expenses incurred for an extra day in Australia. I further explained that…

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A Tale of Obsessive Flight Tracking Leading to Proactive Rebooking

My return from Sydney on United Airlines last week was delayed by one day due to a combination of a mechanical problem and the crew exceeding their duty time. It wasn’t my flight, actually, but rather that of the inbound aircraft that would have been United 840 back to LAX on Friday, August 3. Being…

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