Most popular rental car, more Lufthansa strikes? NY airports get overhaul

You can rent whatever you want, as long as it’s an Impala The next time you want to rent a car, don’t be surprised if you get a Chevrolet Impala. Rental car companies registered 89,569 new Impalas during 2013, making it America’s top-selling rental car for two years running. Fifty-seven percent of all new Impalas […]

So much for more competition because of the AA/US merger

I said it during the Senate Aviation Subcommittee hearings on Capitol Hill and now the “new” America Airlines (AA) is proving me correct. The AA/US merger what’s-down-is-up and what’s-up is-down claim that cutting the number of network airlines from four to three would improve competition is now clearly seen as cynical bald-face misdirection. AA’s new line-up service from LaGuardia makes that clear as a bell.

What we’re reading: Qantas to cut 1000 jobs, easy ski vacation ideas, Christmas in Las Vegas, Southwest, Virgin America to buy LaGuardia slots

Qantas cuts 1000 jobs, mulls future of Jetstar and frequent flyers Qantas will cut 1000 jobs and will consider selling Jetstar, its low-cost subsidiary as well as its frequent flyer program. After pleading over the last two weeks for financial assistance from the federal government, Qantas said in a profit warning on Thursday that the […]