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American Airlines Resumes Selling Tickets on Orbitz

American Airlines Resumes Selling Tickets on Orbitz

American Airlines announced it had reached an agreement with Orbitz for the travel website to resume selling the carrier’s flights.
The return of American Airlines fares on Orbitz is effective Friday.  The two companies signed a letter of intent earlier today.
American also said it no longer planned to remove US Airways’ flights from Orbitz on September 1.
On Tuesday, the airline had announced it would no longer sell tickets through Orbitz, saying it …

Lobby Bar – August 29: A Dawn with Don, Infamous Legumes, Transcon Crawling, and Toy Story

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The Lobby Bar – A Decadently Delicious Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views 
Mad man.  Jonathan Spira stays at the Mark Hopkins hotel in San Francisco, where the views are splendid and the scents are lemony.  At the crack of dawn in the Room of the Dons, Spira ran into an old business partner, Don Draper, who happened to be pitching a new commercial to the local Don …

American Pulls Flights from Orbitz

American Pulls Flights from Orbitz

American Airlines announced it is no longer selling tickets through consumer websites run by travel company Orbitz.  In addition, US Airways tickets will no longer be available on Orbitz-run sites beginning September 1.
Tickets that have already been purchased via Orbitz are still valid.  However, any changes to a reservation must be made through American’s or US Airways’ reservations departments.
American’s president, Scott Kirby, blamed the move on an inability “to reach …

Delta, Southwest, China Southern Airlines Top 3 Airlines in Passenger Traffic in 2013

Delta, Southwest, China Southern Airlines Top 3 Airlines in Passenger Traffic in 2013

Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and China Southern Airlines were the top three airlines in the world based on the number of scheduled passengers carried, according to statistics published by the International Air Transport Association.
Delta carried a total of 120.6 million passengers, the highest in 2013, while Southwest ranked second with 115.3 million passengers and China Southern Airlines ranked third with 91.5 million passengers. Rounding out the top five are …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: August 9, 2014

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As another week comes to an end, we share with you the most important highlights from the past week.  Here are five news stories and features to peruse as you relax by the pool this weekend:
1.) Jonathan Spira lived the panda life at the Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, in the beautiful city of Chengdu, China.  Some highlights from his stay include an opulent room with great views of the city, a harmonic …

American Airlines Reports Increase in July Traffic

American Airlines Reports Increase in July Traffic

American Airlines announced operational results for July 2014.  The Dallas-based company operates both American Airlines and US Airways, and was formed by the merger of AMR Corp. and US Airways Group in December 2013.
The airline only released consolidated results and did not break down reporting between American Airlines and US Airways.  July is the seventh full month in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella following the merger.
Consolidated …

Lobby Bar – August 8: Kind Pandas, Proud Mountains, Naughty Tweets, and Apocalypse Food

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The Lobby Bar – A Rather Silly Summary Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Please leave a message.  Jonathan Spira recounts a recent 40-minute Delta flight from Washington to New York, which was delayed for nearly three hours.  Despite his multiple attempts to contact Jesse, he couldn’t reach him for access to his time traveling machine.
Boy slang.  Join us for a ride in a BMW 535d to Bear Mountain.  …