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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: August 29, 2012

United Airlines just released their domestic Boeing 787 Dreamliner schedule, according to this Flyertalk post. Looks like most hubs will see the Dreamliner in revenue service on November 4. If I’m not on the actual first revenue flight, you’ll certainly see me on at least one of the IAH-LAX-IAH segments the first day. The 10…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: August 20, 2012

Boeing pilots took United Airlines’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a test flight around the skies of Seattle yesterday. Various systems were checked, including cabin pressurization, avionics, navigation and communications systems. United expects to take delivery of the aircraft in late September. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s CEO, Hubert Joly, resigned suddenly on Sunday to take…

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National Aviation Day: My Memorable Aviation Firsts

Today is National Aviation Day, celebrating the history and development of aviation in the United States (and worldwide for that matter). It’s also fittingly Orville Wright’s birthday, who would have been only 141 today. Franklin D. Rooselvelt established the holiday in 1939 via presidential proclamation. Someone earlier today tweeted the question, “What was your first…

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Southwest’s bag fees, US Airways’ Wi-Fi, Lufthansa’s 747-8s, JAL’s 787s, O’Hare’s new runway and other news

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news last week… Southwest Airlines acquired AirTran in May last year and received a single operating certificate from the FAA last month, but each carrier remains an independent operation for the time being meaning AirTran’s baggage and other fees will remain intact. Unlike the relatively faster integration between…

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787 delivered, A380 ordered, pilots suing & losing, hotel fees & promos, premium cabin rebound and DOT fines Virgin

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… All Nippon Airways (ANA) took delivery of its first Boeing 787 this week and it flew to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Wednesday. Regularly scheduled service doesn’t begin until November 1st, but the carrier plans to fly a charter flight from Narita to Hong Kong on…

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Declining airline sales; Obama scolded; new & imploding hotels; Tilton’s United; 787 update and Strategic Airlines

In other airline, hotel & travel industry news this week… The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported a 4.8% decrease in tickets processed in July through which virtually all airlines account. A total of 11.6 million air transactions were settled through ARC, the lowest figure for July transactions for the last six years. This could be…

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