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American Airlines to Pay $45 Million to Settle Consumer Antitrust Suit Alleging Price-Fixing

American Airlines to Pay $45 Million to Settle Consumer Antitrust Suit Alleging Price-Fixing

American Airlines Group agreed Friday to pay $45 million to settle a consumer anti-trust lawsuit that accused it and three other U.S. airlines of colluding to cut capacity to drive up ticket prices.
The lawsuit is seeking damages for individuals who have purchased airline tickets at artificially high prices due to the airlines’ alleged agreement to restrict capacity.
The case was consolidated by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in 2015 …

American Airlines Names Campus After Former CEO Bob Crandall

American Airlines Names Campus After Former CEO Bob Crandall

American Airlines announced in a memo to employees on Friday it had named its corporate campus in Fort Worth after former CEO Robert L. Crandall.
Mr. Crandall served as chief executive officer of the airline from 1985 to 1998 and served a total of 25 years with American, having started in 1973. During his tenure as CEO, he introduced the first modern frequent flyer program and the industry’s first yield management …

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Lisbon Route

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Lisbon Route

Air Canada announced the launch of new seasonal non-stop flights between Montreal and Lisbon. The service will be operated three times a week by Air Canada Rouge.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montreal at 8:46 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Lisbon at 8:10 a.m. the following morning. From Lisbon, flights will depart at 9:45 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving back in Montreal at 12:10 p.m. …

American Cancels 675 Regional Flights

American Cancels 675 Regional Flights

Hundreds of American Airlines flights were cancelled on Thursday and Friday when PSA Airlines, an American regional carrier, encountered a “technical issue” that grounded its fleet, inconveniencing thousands of travelers.
The problem “caused them to cancel their flights for the remainder of the evening,” American said in a tweet on Thursday.  The airline did not say what the issue was, however.
The carrier said it is trying to accommodate passengers on other …

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for May

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for May

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for May 2018. The carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, and a drop in load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 7.4% year-over-year, up to 4.84 billion RPMs compared to 4.50 billion in May of 2017.
Capacity was 5.66 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 8.8% from …

Amtrak Introduces New Menus on Acela and Northeast Regional Trains

Amtrak Introduces New Menus on Acela and Northeast Regional Trains

Amtrak announced new menus for the Corridor Cafes on its Acela and Northeast Regional trains.
The new menu includes a selection of sandwiches made with Boar’s Head products, Sahale Snacks, Sweet Street desserts, as well as gluten-free and vegan options.
The café cars will also offer Makers Mark, Cutwater Spirits, and LaCroix sparkling water.
“This new menu is one in a series of upgrades to bring you a better Amtrak travel experience,” the …

Ford Debuts New Diesel and Hybrid Taxis

Ford Debuts New Diesel and Hybrid Taxis

Ford, which was a major supplier of taxis in the United States with its Crown Victoria, produced from 1991 to 2011, introduced two new taxicab models Wednesday, one diesel, one hybrid  Both are available in School Bus Yellow.
The 2019 Ford Transit Connect Taxi is based on the new Transit Connect Wagon. Similar to the non-taxi version, the Transit Connect Taxi can be ordered with a 1.5-liter diesel four-cylinder engine, which …