Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Anna Breuer

DOJ Files Suit to Block Merger Between AT&T and Time-Warner

DOJ Files Suit to Block Merger Between AT&T and Time-Warner

The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit Monday to block AT&T’s $85.4 billion bid to acquire Time Warner.
The move came as a surprise as many observers believed that the Trump administration would not obstruct such blockbuster deals.
AT&T is already one of the country’s largest telephone and Internet providers and, following its 2015 acquisition of DirecTV, also the largest television content distributor in the United States. Time Warner owns HBO, Warner …

British Airways to Introduce New Boarding Process Next Month

British Airways to Introduce New Boarding Process Next Month

British Airway announced a new boarding process for its flights.
Slated to go into effect in December, the new process calls for passengers to board by zone and will differ on long-haul versus short-haul flights. In addition, coach passengers will all board in one zone on long-haul flights, with the exception of those with elite status on the airline or the oneworld alliance.
On short-haul flights, Group 1 will comprise business-class, oneworld …

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Green Lights Delta-Korean Air Transpacific Joint Venture

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Green Lights Delta-Korean Air Transpacific Joint Venture

Delta Air Lines announced late Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation approved its planned joint venture with Korean Air.
The two carriers announced the transpacific joint venture last March.
Once approved by the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the agreement would see the two carriers share the cost and revenue on flights, as well as coordinate schedules. In addition, members of Delta’s SkyMiles and Korean’s Skypass frequent flyer programs …

Hawaiian Airlines CEO to Retire After 15 Years

Hawaiian Airlines CEO to Retire After 15 Years

Hawaiian Airlines announced that its current CEO, Mark Dunkerley, who presided over the airline’s turnaround, plans to step down from his position in early 2018.
Peter Ingram, currently executive vice president and chief commercial officer at the airline, will assume the position of CEO upon Dunkerley’s retirement.
Dunkerley joined the airline as president and chief operating officer at the end of 2002, following a stint as COO at Sabena Airlines, at a …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seattle-Pittsburgh Route Next Year

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seattle-Pittsburgh Route Next Year

Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it plans to introduce non-stop daily service next year linking Seattle with Pittsburgh. Alaska will be the only carrier to operate that route.
Service to and from Pittsburgh International Airport will begin on September 6, 2018. The eastbound flight will depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 8:25 a.m. and arrive in Pittsburgh at 4:10 p.m. The westbound flight will depart Pittsburgh at 5:20 p.m. and arrive in Seattle …

Alaska Air to End Flights to Cuba

Alaska Air to End Flights to Cuba

Citing low demand, Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it would discontinue daily service to Havana, Cuba, early next year.
Service between Los Angeles International Airport and Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí in Havana had started on January 5, 2017.
The airline said that the change in U.S. policy last week, which eliminated so-called “people-to-people” educational travel, was the driver of the change: 80% of its passengers on the route travel under that allowance.
“Travel is …

Delta Announces Plans for Final Boeing 747 Flights

Delta Announces Plans for Final Boeing 747 Flights

Delta Air Lines announced on Tuesday plans for the final flights of its last Boeing 747 aircraft.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s final scheduled 747 flight from the United States will take place on December 15, departing Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport at 12:31 p.m for Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The aircraft will depart Seoul on December 17 at 11:15 a.m. and arrive in Detroit the same day at 10:14 a.m.
Following these two …