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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 13, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Catching the majority of industry followers off-guard (myself included), the U.S. Department of Justice and several states are suing to block the American-US Airways merger. The DOJ claims higher airfares and fees would result if the merger goes through. American and US Airways, of course,…

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I ‘Died’ During My 90-Second Airline Evacuation Drill. Would You?

The year was 1993 and I was an intern with United Airlines in Flight Dispatch at their corporate headquarters in suburban Chicago. Weekly, I’d fly out to Denver (Stapleton) for scheduled intern meetings among other activities, and I was fortunate to participate in an evacuation exercise at the flight attendant training center. I posted this…

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Video of Asiana 214 Crash at San Francisco International Airport

Amateur video has surfaced that captured the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 yesterday at San Francisco International Airport. It was filmed by Fred Hayes from across the bay and appeared on CNN this afternoon. It’s simply amazing there weren’t additional fatalities. Click here for the CNN video and phone interview with Mr. Hayes. – Follow…

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Media Coverage of the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 Accident in San Francisco

As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Asiana Airlines flight 214 from Seoul to San Francisco had a major accident upon landing today. First, please know that my healing thoughts go out to all of those affected. I happened to be on my laptop scrolling through my Twitter client shortly after it occurred, and believe that…

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