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United, American, Delta, Southwest, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa & Hilton, Starwood and Hyatt news

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news last week… Reservations and gate agents at United Airlines voted to remain unionized last week, marking a big win for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). A total of 16,720 people voted – 8,305 in favor of representation, 5,865 against – and they represent…

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American’s job cuts, FAA funding, Spirit’s fees, no-fly list expands, Hawaiian’s loss, Virgin’s JFK lounge and smartphone remotes

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news last week… American Airlines announced their intention to cut costs by more than $2 billion annually this past Wednesday through a combination of job cuts, pension overhaul and fleet optimization. The carrier is expected to work with the labor groups targeted for layoffs and if they can’t…

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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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Australia updates from British Airways, Qantas and Virgin Australia

It was another media release frenzy in Australia this week with several announcements by British Airways, Qantas and Virgin Australia. Here’s a summary by carrier: Travelers from London currently have two options to fly British Airways to Sydney, namely via Singapore or Bangkok with continuing service to Australia. Beginning next March the carrier will discontinue…

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