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U.S. Airlines Say Emirates Benefited from Government Support

U.S. Airlines Say Emirates Benefited from Government Support

The three largest U.S. airlines said that the United Arab Emirates provided billions of dollars in government subsidies to build an airport for the sole benefit of its own airline, Emirates.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, speaking through a coalition founded by the three, Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, said that the UAE had spent $7.8 billion to build a new, 11-story terminal at Dubai International Airport, …

Lobby Bar – August 21: Futuristic Tacos, Skyping with Washed Up Celebrities, and Sky Chairs for Sale

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Lobby Bar – A Summary of FBT News and Views, Inspired by Richard Simmons
Sandy resiDue. Jonathan Spira checks into the Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada, Florida. Right on the beach, guests have the option to swim to their rooms, although the hotel charges a cleaning fee of $1 per grain of sand found in the room after checkout.
Taco of time. Remember the 1994 taco crisis in New York City? Of …

United Airlines Flight Attendants File for Federal Mediation to Resolve Post-Merger Contract Issues

United Airlines Flight Attendants File for Federal Mediation to Resolve Post-Merger Contract Issues

The union that represents flight attendants at United Airlines filed for federal mediation with the National Mediation Board on Thursday seeking a unified contract.
The union said it wanted to bring three years of contract negotiations to a close and allow United “to complete” its merger with Continental and Continental Micronesia.  United and Continental merged in 2010.
Flight attendants from both airlines continue to work separately, as if the two airlines had …

Lobby Bar – August 14: Multiplayer Autos, Nudity in Traffic, and Urban 747 Parking

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Lobby Bar – A Metaphysical Summary of FBT News and Views
Team driving. Join Paul Riegler behind the wheel of the 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0T quattro. The “quattro” refers to the number of sets of steering wheels, brakes, and accelerator pedals. In what Audi calls the first collaborative driving experience, each passenger in the car can perform corrective maneuvers with his own controls. The driver, however, is the only one …

United Airlines Expands In-Flight Entertainment Options on Some Regional Jets

United Airlines Expands In-Flight Entertainment Options on Some Regional Jets

United Airlines announced it is launching complimentary personal device entertainment options as part of its United Private Screening system.  The service includes new movies as well as HBO shows that can be streamed to mobile devices on two-cabin United Express regional jets.
Passengers can view films such as “Birdman,” “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” and the “Taken” trilogy as well as “The Lego Movie,” and episodes of HBO series including …

United Updates Mobile App with Airport Maps and Navigation

United Updates Mobile App with Airport Maps and Navigation

United Airlines announced updates to its mobile app.  The updates include interactive maps at various airports, as well as pinpoint location functionality and new self-booking functions.
The Chicago-based carrier now provides indoor maps on its app for its Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. hubs within the app.  The maps allow app users to search for airport vendors and services, including ATM locations, restaurants, restrooms, …

United Sees Increase in Traffic, Load Factor for July

United Sees Increase in Traffic, Load Factor for July

United Airlines announced operational results for July 2015.  The carrier’s consolidated traffic, capacity, and load factor for the month were all up year-over-year.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of July was 20.463 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 2.8% from 19.9 billion RPMs in July 2014.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 2.4%, to 23.51 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, …