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TSA joins the blogosphere

The Transportation Security Administration is joining the blogsophere. The Evolution of Security launched today. There’s a welcome from Kip Hawley and an introduction by a handful of bloggers who hold various roles at TSA. “Our ambition is to provide here…


Saturday night stay requirement reinstated on some routes

The Saturday night stay requirement may be making a resurgence. TheStreet.com is reporting that Continental, Delta and United have all recently resumed requiring a Saturday night in certain markets in an effort to raise revenue. The shift in tactic hasn’t…


Business travel group grades U.S. a C+ on key travel issues

The National Business Travel Association today issued Congress and the Bush Administration a C+ grade for its progress on key business travel issues. The government got improving marks for steps taken to better handle and attract international visitors — an…


American launches mobile phone check-in service

Passengers flying on American Airlines can now check-in for their flights with a mobile phone or PDA using a mobile-friendly version of aa.com For now, customers can also use the mobile-friendly site to see their itinerary, check schedules, check the…


Southwest and broadband

I thought Southwest’s news today that it would test a satellite broadband system was very interesting. I had understood that one reason Alaska was going for it was because it had so many flights across the ocean (both to Alaska,…


Business traveler group opposes government enforced consumer bill of rights

Officials at the National Business Travel Association are supportive of more transparency in the aviation system but would prefer that the government not get into the business of micromanaging customer service when it comes to the airlines. “Our basic position…


American installs broadband on first 767-200

American Airlines announced today that it has completed its first installation of Aircell LLC’s wi-fi broadband access on one of its 767-200 airplanes. So it’s one down, 14 to go, right? American has committed to outfitting its 767-200 fleet- -which…


American launches D/FW-San Salvador service

American Airlines plans to launch direct service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and San Salvador, El Salvador this spring. For North Texas travelers, it means avoiding a stop at American’s hub at Miami International Airport, where transfering between terminals can…


More route cuts ahead?

Southwest’s announcement yesterday that it would trim 57 flights from its schedule and add back 40 to more productive markets may signal similar announcements are ahead by other airlines, according to this story by TravelMole.com The story suggests that high…


Southwest to expand in Denver???

Southwest kicked out a media alert to its Denver area media today about a press conference with the airline’s CEO Gary Kelly tomorrow at noon CST. The headline says “Southwest Airlines has more big plans for Denver” Hmmmm. Might that…


Big fat lithium mess

Travelers take heart: It turns out you CAN bring spare litihium batteries for your consumer electronics on the plane. Federal regulators sent an advisory just before Jan. 1 reminding folks not to bring lithium batteries, as a safety tactic to…


No. 3 on our Top 10 list: Southwest rethinks its strategy as it tries to find another $1 billion.

Southwest Airlines chief executive officer Gary Kelly quite openly admits that the carrier either has to raise fares 25 to 30 percent or find money somewhere else. He’s set a goal of increasing the carrier’s revenues by $1 billion a…


No. 5 on our Top 10 list: Southwest changes its boarding process

Okay, this is not earth-shaking and doesn’t change the future of the world as we now know it. But Southwest Airlines so rarely changes its basic operating procedures that it’s worth singling out. The airline spent over a year studying…


Not much fun flying around United’s Chicago hub these last few days

United is coping with delays and cancellations for a third day Wednesday following bad weather over the weekend, creating some travel headaches for the airline’s O’hare passengers, according to this report by the Associated Press. I checked with the folks…

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