Monthly Archives: March 2017

AA and China Southern get a deal done

American Airlines has committed to purchase $200 million of stock in China Southern Airlines.

The investment will give American a 2.7% stake in China Southern, according to a China Southern filing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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U.S. implementing electronics ban on flights from Middle East airports

Citing ongoing terrorist threats to commercial aviation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will prohibit travelers departing for the U.S. from 10 Middle East airports from carrying on electronic devices, beginning Saturday.

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DOT: Airlines carried record 823 million passengers last year

The record was anticipated because of continuous growth since the recession, when the total number of passengers dipped to 704 million in 2009, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

But the record — the first time U.S. airlines have carried more than 800 million passengers in one year —represented 3.1% growth from 798 million in 2015, according to the bureau.

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Marriott Rewards to Offer United Airlines Elite Status to Its Top Members

Marriott International and United Airlines announced a new partnership under which the hotel chain’s top-level loyalty program members will be able to obtain complimentary elite status with the airline.

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Lawmakers propose bills addressing airline seats, computer outages

A pair of bills filed in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday would offer new consumer protections to airline customers.

The SEAT Egress in Air Travel Act, unveiled Thursday, would direct the FAA to establish minimum standards on the width of commercial aircraft seats as well as the distance between rows.

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