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Delta pilots reject contract, US Airways name will be gone in October, fly with marijuana in Oregon

Delta pilots reject tentative contract Delta pilots have rejected a tentative contract agreement. This puts the deal and the airline adding aircraft to their fleet in jeopardy. Nearly 7,000, or 65 percent, of voting pilots rejected the contract, according to Delta’s Master Executive Council, part of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Around 97 percent […]


Flights disrupted in Toronto, AA discontinues first class to London, lessons learned from UPS 1354

Dispute disrupts flights at Toronto Airport A disruption by personnel that fueled airplanes caused delays at Toronto Pearson airport just as the Pan American games are scheduled to start on July 10. By 1:20 pm, [the airport’s] website showed 45 canceled departures and more than 70 delays affecting a range of airlines. It was not […]


Tell AA and DOT you want a ticket and complete notice of airfare when you fly

Without a ticket, and the information contained on it, a traveler has no way of knowing which provisions of the tariff apply, and thus cannot enforce those terms against the airline. And the airline, of course, has no reason to tell the traveler about information on the ticket that might benefit the traveler in a dispute with the airline.


How Congress is betraying American air travelers

The American people would be saddened and sickened to learn that some members of Congress not only put their own personal interests before their constituents’ but also can go much further and inflict financial harm on the traveling public, mid-size communities and those seeking employment in the travel and tourism industry. Members are allowed to […]


Pirate ships, UA’s LAX upgrade, AA/US combining res systems

It’s a pirate’s life for me! Set sail on the Columbia River this summer aboard historic, battle-ready tall ships Want to know what it’s like to be a pirate? You’ll get a chance to find out this summer. One 18th century tall ship replica and one interpretation of a typical early 19th century trading vessel […]


Are seat surcharges contributing to flight delays?

Preferred seat surcharges are a big moneymaker for airlines. At times, these charges are actually as much, or more, than the fare itself. This clearly helps with profits. While not a scientific study, more and more I’m seeing and hearing from clients that these fees have an unintended consequence — delayed flights. Basically, with an […]


AA to launch 787 service, Eastern gets ready to fly, New Orleans makes a comeback

American Airlines to launch Dreamliner service American Airlines is ready to launch Dreamliner service starting Thursday, May 7. American will begin temporary domestic flights between Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, near its Ft. Worth, Texas, headquarters, and Chicago O’Hare International Airport on May 7 before launching regular international 787 service in June, as the company previously […]