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Delta’s Trip Extras, Virgin to PDX, Southwest’s Q1, DCA slot war, Google Flight Search & Hyatt’s TV technology

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news last week… Delta Air Lines introduced new ancillary options available at booking called Trip Extras. The initial offerings are priority boarding starting at $9 per segment, a mileage booster starting at $29 for 1,000 miles (terrible value!) and a 24-hour Wi-Fi pass for $12. Since Delta’s own…

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United’s virtual agent, Continental’s E+, American Eagle fined, bloated TSA, Hawaiian at JFK, bustling Boeing, Google Flight Search, Travelocity Q&A and ACE Rent-A-Car

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… United Airlines has signed with Next IT to create a virtual assistant on, similar to Continental’s “Ask Alex.” “Next IT will provide a natural, or every-day, language solution to create an exceptional customer experience for travelers using the website.” If you’re unfamiliar with “Ask…

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Qantas shuts down, third quarter airline financials, inflight food, premium traffic growth slows, Google adds OTAs to Flight Search and café diversions

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… [Edited last minute to include:] Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has taken severe action and cancelled all flights in response to continued pressure by three union groups at the airline. He states, ”They are trashing our strategy and our brand. They are deliberately destabilising the company…

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American’s financials, Delta’s legroom, United’s new pilot rep, Google Hotel Finder and more airline & travel industry news

In other airline, hotel & travel industry news last week… An airline analyst predicts American Airlines could file bankruptcy in 2012. He points to the fact that American is “on track to lose $1.2 – $1.4 billion in 2011 and $1 – $1.3 billion in 2012.” The carrier’s cash position is also less than ideal…

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Test-driving Google Flight Search: A total disappointment

As widely reported and reviewed, Google launched their much-anticipated Flight Search feature after having completed the acquisition of ITA Software. ITA’s Matrix Airfare Search tool is bar none the most robust and user-friendly way to search for airfares – everything from simple roundtrips to complex multi-city combinations – and it’s my go-to website where I…

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Google Flights, FAA funded, Heathrow’s pods, hotel unSafes, more Qantas strikes and a GDS fined

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… Google launched a much-criticized Flight Search feature this week. Limited to airfare searches for travel within the United States, this is definitely just a teaser as confirmed by Google’s Inside Search blog where the company states, “This is just an early look, not the final…

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