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What Kind of Travel News Are You Interested In?

What Kind of Travel News Are You Interested In?

Observant readers may have noticed that we have expanded our news coverage.  On the top right of Executive Road Warrior, you will find Frequent Business Traveler News.
Led by our new editor-in-chief, Eva Leonard, and our News and Technology Editor, Paul Riegler, we have been publishing a variety of interesting news items we believe are relevant to the frequent and premium business traveler.
We would like your input on what kind of …

United and Continental to Expand Global Routes

United and Continental to Expand Global Routes

Continental Airlines and United Airlines plan to introduce new international flights later this year, and during the first half of 2012, the merger between the two companies having enabled greater route flexibility from their combined fleets.
Continental plans to begin daily service between Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport and Lagos, Nigeria, on Nov. 16, 2011, and a second daily flight between Newark Liberty and Frankfurt, Germany, on Jan. 2, 2012. Continental’s weekly …

JetBlue and Jet Airways Launch Interline Service

JetBlue and Jet Airways Launch Interline Service

JetBlue Airways and Indian carrier Jet Airways have announced a new interline agreement for flights from JetBlue domestic destinations to Brussels, Belgium, and then on to India.
Jet Airways flies daily non-stop from New York’s JFK and Newark Airports to its European hub in Brussels. From Brussels airport, Jet Airways flies non-stop to Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai. In India, Jet Airways’ domestic network comprises 53 cities, including Bangalore, Kolkata, Goa, and …

Frankfurt Airport Offers New International Connections, A380, and Dreamliner Service

Frankfurt Airport Offers New International Connections, A380, and Dreamliner Service

Frankfurt Airport’s new 2011/2012 Winter Timetable, which goes into effect on October 30, in tandem with the time change in Germany, features expanded flight services from the airlines who are using the extra capacity available following the recent inauguration of Frankfurt Airport’s new Runway Northwest.
In intercontinental traffic, Lufthansa will return to Rio de Janeiro, with five flights per week. Lufthansa last served this route from Frankfurt in 2005. Effective January …

Exclusive Interview: American Airlines Officials Discuss Boeing, Airbus Deal

Exclusive Interview: American Airlines Officials Discuss Boeing, Airbus Deal

Yesterday, after weeks of speculation, American Airlines announced the largest ever order for new aircraft.  Would it be Boeing? Or perhaps Airbus? In the end, it turned out to be both.  With one of the oldest fleets among major U.S. carriers, American’s ambitious five-year fleet renewal plan meant that no one manufacturer could deliver within the airline’s timeline.
According to American Airlines executives we spoke with, the deal “was literally signed …