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PeoplExpress Is Back … well sort of, maybe not

Yesterday the newest airline in the United States was unveiled, sort of, at Virginia’s Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport … the airline sports a familiar name, a familiar logo and a familiar launch route the airline is PeoplExpress.   Back on the 30th of April 1981, only a few years after airlines were deregulated in the…

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A US Airways & American Airlines Tie Up … revisited

Following the mergers of Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines followed by Continental Airlines and United Airlines talk of further airline consolidation was rampant. Discussions of ‘the next’ merger was frequently fueled by US Airways’ CEO Doug Parker, with the logical tie up being a US Airways and American Airlines merger.   Now, as American…

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Cashless In-Flight Sales Discrimination Case : Dismissed

This past Friday, the 19th of August, the Superior Court of New Jersey, in Newark, heard a motion to dismiss Rosen vs. Continental Airlines, an unusual civil suit … among a sea of unusual airline and travel industry related civil suits.   The basis of the suit brought against Continental Airlines (now United Airlines) by…

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Are Cashless Only In-flight Airline Sales Discrimination?

What happens when an attorney packs all of his credit cards and debit cards into his checked baggage before boarding a 9 hour 40 minute flight from Honolulu (HNL) to Newark (EWR)?  A law suit of course!   Last year Attorney Michael Rosen took a trip to Honolulu Hawaii with Continental Airlines (now United Airlines),…

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United Launches @United Ditching 193k Twitter Followers

This morning as the sun rose over United Airlines’ headquarters in Chicago, the airline was embarking on the start of a new era dubbed Customer Day One.  Along with new changes in logos and branding being unveiled at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the airline made a change in its social media …   … on…

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Cookie Monster Ponders United & Continental Merger

POST EDITED 30-APRIL-2011 at 9:25am EST : This post erroneously originally stated the video in this post was created by Jon Ostrower. The post is corrected to reflect that Jon posted a video created by ‘Jetsetter.’   Flightglobal’s Jon Ostrower, author of FlightBlogger, posted a video, from ‘Jetsetter,’ today that ponders the United Airlines –…

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The New United Is #1 : Up & Down Game Of On-Time Performance

Airlines will constantly juggle who is #1 in any given category. Nearly every month and every quarter airlines adjust statistics to promote their top ranked aspects … so … … the official on time performance numbers for August have been released by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the top on-time airlines in the United…

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Today We Awake To ‘The New United Airlines’

The sun has risen on at least part of the newly increased global span of The New United Airlines … the light will soon be raising over Chicago and Houston, the home of The New United Airlines and the former headquarters of the now nonexistent Continental Airlines.  By this time Jeff Smisek has likely changed…

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Tomorrow Continental Airlines Ceases To Exist On Paper

Tomorrow, the 1st of October, the last of Big Five Legacy Airlines in the United States drops to ‘The Big Four,’ as the transaction finalizing the merger between Continental Airlines and United Airlines is closed. As I have written about in the past, the merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines finally brings together two…

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How Will United Becoming The World’s Largest Airline Impact You?

A few days after the two-year anniversary of the Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines merger being approved, United Airlines and Continental Airlines will sign the closure papers on their merger on the 1st of October. Once United and Continental finalize their merger details and sign the closure papers they will eclipse Delta Air Lines…

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