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Lobby Bar – June 26: Priority Lavatories, Airport Zits, and Stealing Italy

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Lobby Bar – A Poorly Translated Summary of FBT News and Views
Witness history.  Join Jesse Sokolow for a tour of the best parts of Los Angeles: Santa Monica and Venice.  We recommend visiting Venice in 1950, when Roosevelt authorized the air lifting of several canals out of coastal Italy and into Los Angeles.  You can borrow our time machine for $15,000 an hour, plus fuel.
Two-face.  Follow Jonathan Spira to the …

Delta Plans Refresh of Tumi Amenity Kits

Delta Plans Refresh of Tumi Amenity Kits

Delta Air Lines announced new versions of its popular Tumi amenity kits.  The new kits will come in two designs and have new personal care products included in it.
Depending on the direction of travel, a Delta One customer will receive either a hard- or soft-sided Tumi amenity kit.  The new kits will include a Tumi soft-touch pen and eyeshades, Malin + Goetz lip moisturizer, body lotion, and mouthwash, a packet …

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 …

Lobby Bar – June 12: Nintendo’s First Car, How to Fly For Free, and Dessert With Obama

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Lobby Bar – An on Steroids Summary of FBT News and Views
Tony, who?  The 69th Tony Awards took place last weekend in New York City where “Fun Home” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” each took home five awards.  FBT editor Paul Riegler also received an award for seeing each play 25 times… come to think of it, the “award” was actually a restraining order.
Friendsidentialness.  President …

Delta to Buy 20 Embraer E190s, 40 737-900ERs from Boeing

Delta to Buy 20 Embraer E190s, 40 737-900ERs from Boeing

Delta Air Lines announced plans to acquire 60 single-aisle aircraft from Boeing after reaching an agreement with pilots to add new planes.  The deal includes 40 new Boeing 737-900s and 20 Embraer E190 aircraft.
The move follows Delta’s announcement that it would add a new 100-seat aircraft to its mainline fleet under the airline’s tentative contract agreement with its pilots.  The tentative agreement was approved by the Air Line Pilots Association’s …