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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 12, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: United Airlines plans to launch nonstop service from Chicago to Edinburgh, Scotland beginning in May 2014. A Boeing 757 will serve the less-than-daily route. So this is why I couldn’t access Twitter earlier today: United was reportedly selling airfares for $5-$10 on Thursday. Damn……

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 11, 2013

At the risk of beating a dead horse, have you heard an announcement is likely this week regarding a possible American-US Airways merger? Board meetings scheduled for today were pushed to Wednesday. Delta Air Lines today announced a new expansion of Terminal 4’s Concourse B at JFK that will add 11 more gates. The new…

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New passenger protections took effect yesterday including airline fee disclosures

The enhanced airline passenger protections I blogged about in April went into effect yesterday, specifically: Airlines will be required to refund any baggage related fee if a checked bag is lost. Don’t get too excited, though… it only applies if the bag is actually lost (i.e., never found), not delayed. Current policies will remain in…

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