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San Diego Airport Closes Commuter Terminal

San Diego Airport Closes Commuter Terminal

Earlier this month, San Diego International Airport closed its Commuter Terminal to commercial flights, relocating them to gates at its main terminals.
The move impacts flights operated by American Airlines and United Airlines to and from Los Angeles as well as all SeaPort Airlines flights.  SeaPort is a regional airline with three bases: San Diego, Portland, and Memphis.
The airport said that the move would allow airlines to replace “smaller aircraft with …

Dallas Files Suit in Love Field Gate Dispute

Dallas Files Suit in Love Field Gate Dispute

The city of Dallas filed suit against two federal agencies and six airlines in an effort to settle the question of which airlines can fly out of Love Field on Wednesday.  The airport, which has limited gate space, is valued for its proximity to central Dallas.
Currently, Southwest Airlines controls 18 of the 20 gates at the city-owned airport.  Delta Air Lines is operating five daily flights from a Southwest gate, …

Delta Concedes Seattle-Haneda Route Authority to American

Delta Concedes Seattle-Haneda Route Authority to American

Delta Air Lines, which fought American Airlines tooth and nail for the right to keep its Seattle-Tokyo Haneda route authority, will give up the route this fail, ceding it to American.
On Wednesday, the Atlanta-based airline informed the Department of Transportation that it would give up the route in late September.
The route is “not viable under the current regulatory and market conditions,” the airline said.  The last flight departing Seattle-Tacoma International …

JFK Premium Transcon Market: One Competitor Bows Out, Sort Of

The United name will soon disappear from JFK

Four airlines – American, Delta, JetBlue, and United – have competed in the premium transcontinental flight market, offering flights that link New York City with San Francisco and Los Angeles with trappings that rival overseas flights.
The competition for first- and business-class passengers is nothing if not heated.
JetBlue is the upstart in the Gang of Four, having launched its Mint premium service last year.  Mint offers passengers a premium cabin with …

American, Qantas Expand Joint Business Venture, Announce New Routes Between U.S. and Australia

American, Qantas Expand Joint Business Venture, Announce New Routes Between U.S. and Australia

American Airlines and Qantas Airways announced that the two airlines will expand their existing joint business venture with new flights between the United States and Australia come December.  The joint business venture allows the two carriers to jointly set fares and schedules for the new flights across the pacific.
Beginning December 17, American will launch daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Sydney Airport.  The carrier will operate the …

American Airlines to Announce Non-Stop Service to Australia

American Airlines to Announce Non-Stop Service to Australia

American Airlines has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon and is set to announce a U.S.-Australia route.
The announcement will be made by AA CEO Doug Parker who is slated to be jointed by Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce at a 3:00 p.m. press conference in Miami.  The airline earlier in the day tweeted a picture of a kangaroo promising “Big news coming at 3 p.m.”
The carrier also plans to …

Lobby Bar – May 15: The Hundred-Mile Shot-put, Derriere Templates, and Bring Your Own Airline

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Lobby Bar – An Every-Day-is-April-Fools Summary of FBT News and Views 
Human catapult. Don’t miss our guide on what’s doing in the city of New Orleans.  It’s a common misconception that the city’s airport is named after the famed jazz singer; in fact, a man named Louis, with a pair of impossibly strong arms, stands outside the transportation hub and hurls travelers to their destinations.
All powerful ‘D. Join us for a …