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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 4, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines cranked out several news releases today, including its August 2013 performance (85% of flights were on-time and PRASM was up 4%), an order for 40 Airbus aircraft (10 A330s and 30 A321s), and an announcement of chef-driven food and beverage outlets…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: August 27, 2012

The FAA is beginning to review electronic devices and whether passengers can one day use them at all times during a flight. The agency is forming a committee to review the issue, even accepting input from the traveling public. American Airlines posted a net income of $135 million for July 2012, the second straight month…

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Reader Advice Requested: Rental Cars and Mileage Accrual

It’s that “once an every couple of years†event for me again – I need to rent a car on an upcoming trip. My travels mostly take me to cities with incredible public transportation, or to where I don’t really need anything other than the hotel shuttle. But my upcoming trip to Chicago requires a…

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Hilton, Hyatt & Sheraton news, Economy Plus deactivated, car rental profits, another celeb disses American & idiot of the week

In other hotel and travel industry news last week… Hilton Hotels & Resorts completed renovations of the former International JFK Airport Hotel and officially opened its doors last week as the Hilton New York JFK Airport. This marks the chain’s sixth property in the New York metro area (excluding New Jersey). The JFK hotel features…

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US Airways sues pilots, mechanic steals; new airline routes; GDS extensions and profits galore

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… Late last Friday US Airways filed a lawsuit against… its own pilots. Upset with what they’re calling an “illegal slowdown” by some East (read: US Airways) pilots, the carrier claims their West (read: America West) pilots are far more efficient in minimizing delays that impact…

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