Monday, July 02, 2012
Lift U.S.-to-Europe Fares by Paring Seats
U.S. carriers led by United Continental Holdings Inc. are shielding their lucrative trans-Atlantic business from the worst of Europe’s economic slump, after shrinking the supply of seats to support higher fares, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
Is AMR Getting Healthy in Bankruptcy?
The Street reports that AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, appears to be getting financially healthier under Bankruptcy.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Announces Nine New Stores
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. announced nine new corporate location openings this summer, Auto Rental News reports. Eight of the nine locations are scheduled to open in July.
Survey Says: Small Business Travel and Economic Outlook Positive
American Airlines' second annual travel trends survey shows 71 percent of SMB travel managers estimate the economic outlook for their companies is expected to improve in the next 12 to 18 months.
Fly Frontier Nonstop between Durango and Las Vegas
Frontier Airlines announced new nonstop service between Durango, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada beginning October 4, 2012, says Business Wire.
Design Hotels Boosts Portfolio
Design Hotels is welcoming a number of newly opened city properties to its collection this year, Business Traveller reports.
Why Vegas Flights Cost More
According to Conde Nast Traveler, Las Vegas opened its brand-new, sparkling Terminal 3 June 27, and there was much rejoicing, but some head-scratching as well.
Delta Pilots Contract Clears Way to Add Southwest Jets
Delta Air Lines Inc.'s new pilot contract has paved the way for the world's second-largest carrier to acquire 88 Boeing Co. (BA) 717 jets from Southwest Airlines Co. to help replace aging aircraft.
More Tiny NYC Hotel Rooms with Pod 39
Non-claustrophobic New York City visitors on a budget are about to have even more lodging options, as the new Pod 39 will add to the city's growing collection of teeny-tiny hotel rooms when it opens July 5th, reports Forbes.
Canadian Airlines Ordered to Treat Customers Better
According to USA Today, the Canadian Transportation Agency ordered three of the country's largest carriers to increase compensation to passengers whose flights are delayed or canceled or who get bumped to a later flight for reasons within the airlines' control.
Risky Ways to Save Big Money on Flights
ABC News shares five risky ways to save on airfare: Take the risks and, if you win, you could save hundreds or even a thousand dollars. Or you could wind up with nothing. Or worse.