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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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Oh No American Airlines Is Bankrupt & I Have Tickets!

Businesses going bankrupt immediately conjure up images of windows being boarded up, assets being sold at auction and phone lines going dead … but that is not the case with American Airlines following its parent company AMR filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection this morning in US Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New…

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Reader Mail “What Are The Key Benefits To Being An Elite?”

Choosing a frequent flyer program can have many variables to choose from. In the scheme of things, with all programs being not being equal, what is the essential frequent flyer benefit for business travelers?   Mohammed Akbar, from Kuwait, writes, “I am searching for the key benefits of joining a frequent flyer program as a…

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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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What Is An MD-10? It’s A DC-10 … sort of

Sometimes questions come up time and time again because even among the biggest airplane geeks, and experienced aviation journalists,  not everyone knows all the variants of all the aircraft flying around in the skies above our heads. As an airplane geek myself, it is widely known that I have a penchant for ‘three-holers,’ ie: planes…

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LAX Approach & Landing … a pilot’s eye view

As I sit here looking out the window at more than a foot of snow on the ground and a grey dreary sky dropping ice from the clouds, like most people my mind wanders to warmer places with clear skies. Yesterday afternoon John Milleker, a photographer in Baltimore, sent me the link to a video…

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