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American Airlines, Hyatt Hotels Announce Reciprocal Rewards Program

American Airlines, Hyatt Hotels Announce Reciprocal Rewards Program

American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels announced a reciprocal rewards program that will allow members of one company’s loyalty program to earn rewards simultaneously with the other.
The program, which was unnamed at the time of publication, is reminiscent of Crossover Rewards, the program that Delta Air Lines and Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced in February 2013.
The program’s benefits vary according to the elite level that the individual member has. American Airlines …

Delta Sees Modest Increase in Traffic and Capacity for February

Delta Sees Modest Increase in Traffic and Capacity for February

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for February 2019. The airline carried 13.3 million passengers in the month, a record for the month of February.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 15.11 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.9 %, up from 14.69 billion in February 2018. Domestic traffic rose 3%, while international traffic rose 2.7%.
Total system-wide capacity for the month increased, up …

Lobby Bar – March 1: Brexiters Running Wild, Dead Airlines Society, and ‘I’ll Take Train Parties for $100, Alex!’

Lobby Bar Adds Life
Code violation. Jonathan Spira reviews the new off Broadway National Yiddish Theatre production of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Stage 42 The show ran into a problem prior to its opening night in New York City, however, when the Building Department refused to issue a permit for the fiddler to actually be on the roof. It relented, however, when it Building Department headquarters was encircled by a …

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines are vying to obtain a limited number of slots to offer service from the United States to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
The 12 new slots will be in addition to the six currently being used by U.S. carriers. American and United each operate one daily non-stop flight to Haneda while Delta and Hawaiian each operate two. American serves Haneda from Los Angeles, …

U.S. Airlines Move to Add Gender-Neutral Option to Booking Process

Six U.S. airlines said they are working to introduce additional gender options for travelers who do not identify exclusively as male or female.
The change will add options for “unspecified” and “undisclosed” and will keep airlines in compliance with U.S. and foreign government requirements that allow passenger data to match the identification carried by travelers to airport security checkpoints and immigration controls.
The move follows the adoption of new standards for travelers …

Five Injured by Severe Turbulence on Seattle-Bound Delta Flight

Five Injured by Severe Turbulence on Seattle-Bound Delta Flight

Four passengers and one flight attendant were injured when a Delta flight headed for Seattle hit severe turbulence.
Delta Flight 5763, operated by Compass Airlines, had departed John Wayne Airport in Orange County at 10:30 a..m. PST when it encountered the turbulence Wednesday afternoon. The aircraft diverted to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, where it landed safely.
The aircraft, an Embraer E175, landed around 1 p.m. local time after the crew reported turbulence at …

Delta Sees Rise in Traffic, Capacity for January

Delta Sees Rise in Traffic, Capacity for January

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for January 2019.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 16.56 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.9 %, up from 15.64 billion in January 2018. Domestic traffic rose 7.6%, while international traffic rose 3.1%.
Total system-wide capacity for the month also increased, up 5.9% to 20.79 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 19.62 billion last year. The …