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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 19, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: After Friday’s edition of Notable News went out, L.A. Airspace reported that Delta Air Lines will begin chauffeur-driven apron service for its VIPs at LAX airport, a similar perk offered by the airline at Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta (ATL). Spirit Airlines will begin new seasonal…

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Singapore Airlines Unveils New First Class, Business and Coach Seat Designs

Moments ago, Singapore Airlines unveiled its next generation seats for long-haul international First Class (Suites), Business Class and economy. The seats are expected to first debut on the airline’s newest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and may eventually appear fleet-wide. For full coverage, be sure to follow Australian Business Traveller online or on Twitter, as they are…

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Updated airline travel waiver chart due to the earthquake, tsunami & related events in Japan

I’ve updated the airline travel waiver summary I posted earlier in the week, as many airlines have extended the date ranges due to the events in Japan. As always, it is recommended that you call your airline directly for assistance with rebooking and/or canceling your trip. The updated chart is in the original post, which…

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Summary of airline travel waivers due to the earthquake in Japan

The U.S. State Department had previously issued a travel alert advising citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Japan through at least April 1, 2011 due to the earthquake. That advisory has been lifted, but all airlines have some type of travel waiver in place to enable rebooking or cancelling current trips to Japan for a…

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Airline social media, lawsuits, leaky engines, top rankings & retiring birds

Here are a few more noteworthy news items from the airline industry in the past week: Airlines have wholly embraced Facebook and Twitter as important marketing and social media portals, and some are expanding it to include flight searches and bookings like Delta Air Lines has already done. Taking it a step further, though, is…

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