Friday, July 27, 2012
New Narrowbody Set to Elevate Flying with More Comfort and Connectivity
American Airlines continues plans to enhance and modernize travel with the announcement of customer-pleasing interiors onboard its more than 200 new narrowbody deliveries from Airbus and Boeing - these are a part of the previously announced order for 460 new aircraft.
Ritz-Carlton Tops J.D. Power and Associates Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for Luxury Hotel Brands
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has once again ranked highest in the luxury brand segment, for a third year in a row by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2012 North America Guest Satisfaction Index Study.
Horton Says USAirways is Desperate for Merger
Tom Horton, chief executive of American Airlines Inc., said it was he who approached Doug Parker, CEO of US Airways Group Inc. about a potential merger of the two airlines last year, not the other way around. Horton believes US Airways is under greater financial pressure than American to find a merger partner, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
Hilton Opens Doubletree Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City
Hilton Worldwide has opened the 241-guestroom Doubletree Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City, which features a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, reports Business Traveller.
Malaysian Low Cost Airline AirAsia to Buy Indonesian Budget Carrier Batavia Air for $80 M
Low-cost airline AirAsia said it is buying Indonesian budget carrier Batavia Air from its founder for $80 million to expand in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, according to The Washington Post.
Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise Expands Luxury Car Rental to LAX
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the newest location to offer the Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, reports Marketwire.
Southwest's Higher Fares Help Margins but Weigh on Passenger Growth
Southwest Airlines released its second quarter earnings report posting operating revenues of $4.6 billion, up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis driven by higher average passenger fares. "What are the implications?" asks Forbes.
Anyone Who Flies JetBlue Really Ought to Know About This
Business Insider warns travelers that Jetblue has been incredibly reckless with users' passwords, storing them as plain, unprotected text and emailing the plain text passwords back to users, which could cause the passwords to be compromised.
BAA Loses Appeal Over Enforced Stansted Airport Sale
British airport operator BAA said it intended to ask the Supreme Court to overturn a Competition Commission ruling forcing it to sell London Stansted airport, Reuters reports.
Style on a Budget is Key in European Hotels Battle
Hotelier Dieter Mueller wants to achieve a first by creating an international German hotel chain that proves cheap can be so much more than cheerful in the increasingly competitive budget sector, Reuters reports.
Wanna Tick Off Hotel Guests? Charge for Wi-Fi
According to Time, hotel guests don't like getting charged for Wi-Fi, as they can widely get it for free outside the hotel.