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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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United optimistic, pilots union not; American fears recession; mileage runners; ridiculous lawsuit; hotels rejoice; DOT changes and Australia’s woes

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek claims he doesn’t see any signs of an “imminent recession” when looking at advance bookings. A combination of capacity discipline and fare increases has kept the carrier in the black. Smisek remarked, “We’re not seeing it in our bookings [or]…

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