Monthly Archives: October 2016

Southwest weighs extra fees, just not on bags

The bags are safe. Beyond that, however, Southwest Airlines might start charging fees for other things in the foreseeable future.

CEO Gary Kelly told analysts and reporters Wednesday he has “no thought whatsoever” to starting charging bag or change fees. Southwest markets its lack of those fees to help it stand out against its more fee-heavy rivals.

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White House Wants To Level Playing Field For Airline Passengers

The U.S. Department of Transportation late Tuesday unveiled a series of new rules aimed at making airlines – and the way they go about their business – more transparent to consumers.

The government is calling the initiative the most important set of consumer protections from the airline industry in years.

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Alaska Air says making ‘good progress’ on Virgin merger review

Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK.N) was making “good progress” in talks with the Justice Department on a planned merger with Virgin America Inc (VA.O), an Alaska spokeswoman said on Friday.

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DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones From Airplanes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo.  The ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.

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New Priority Standby Benefit For Corporate Travelers

Delta introduces Priority Standby for Corporate Travelers

Further enhancing the Delta EdgeTM suite of benefits, Delta has raised the bar on the Corporate Traveler Experience with Priority Standby for corporate customers. The new Priority Standby benefit grants your travelers tie-breaker priority over other similarly situated customers.

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