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Lobby Bar – October 24: Talking with Strangers, Unhappy Campers, and Forsaken Bodies of Water

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The Lobby Bar – A Slightly Better-Than-Average Summary of FBT News and Views
Guys? It’s me, Bond. Jeremy Del Nero (that’s me!) dons a Moto 360 smartwatch in an attempt to become James Bond. While I can now shoot lasers out of my left wrist, I seem to be missing out on the hordes of women who should be throwing themselves at me.
Swapperoo. Paul Riegler goes on a Safari with Apple’s …

United to Launch Four New Routes this Month

United to Launch Four New Routes this Month

United Airlines announced it will begin four new routes next week.
On October 26, the carrier will begin new service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.  The flights will operate six times a week, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft configured with 48 seats in first class, and 204 in economy, including 88 in United Economy Plus, the airline’s premium economy lite section.  The new Los Angeles-Melbourne route will be the carrier’s …

Hertz to Become Exclusive United Airlines Car Rental Partner

Hertz to Become Exclusive United Airlines Car Rental Partner

United Airlines and Hertz announced Tuesday an expansion of their partnership.
Under the terms of the new agreement, Hertz and its Dollar and Thrifty brands will become United’s exclusive car rental partners and select United MileagePlus members as well as some United credit card holders will receive elite status from Hertz.
With rentals picked up starting November 1, MileagePlus members and United credit card holders booking a Hertz rental will earn between …

United to Add Wi-Fi to Regional Jet Fleet

United to Add Wi-Fi to Regional Jet Fleet

United Airlines announced plans to offer in-flight Wi-Fi service on its two-cabin regional jet fleet.  The service will be provided by Gogo, which will offer its faster ATG-4 product.
The two companies plan to begin installing the equipment necessary to provide the service later this year on over 200 aircraft.  ATG-4 is roughly three times as fast as the original Gogo service, launched in 2008.
United and Gogo will also offer in-flight …

United Airlines Traffic, Capacity Down in September

United Airlines Traffic, Capacity Down in September

United Airlines announced operational results for September 2014.
The Chicago-based carrier said its consolidated traffic and capacity were both slightly down year-over-year.  The airline’s consolidated load factor was up 0.2 percentage points compared to September 2013.
Total system traffic was 16.63 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, down 0.2% from September 2013.  Meanwhile, total capacity was down by 0.4% to 20.05 billion available seat miles, or ASMs.
The airline’s consolidated load factor was …

ANA to Expand Partnership with TAM Airlines

ANA to Expand Partnership with TAM Airlines

All Nippon Airways announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines later this month.
Beginning October 26, ANA will be allowed to place its code on TAM-operated flights to São Paulo from both Paris and Frankfurt.  Along with the transatlantic routes, the carrier will also put its code on five additional TAM routes from São Paulo.
The airline currently offers codeshare flights with TAM between London …

Delta Threatens to Sue Dallas Over Love Field Gates

Delta Threatens to Sue Dallas Over Love Field Gates

Delta Air Lines is threatening to sue the city of Dallas because it will no longer be able to operate flights out of Dallas Love Field after October 12.
Delta, which has flown from the airport since 2008 using gate space leased from American Airlines, was told by the city on Monday that it would no longer have room for its flights.  The problem stems from the fact that American gave …