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Four U.S. Airlines Fined for Failing to Disclose Correct Bumping Compensation

Four U.S. Airlines Fined for Failing to Disclose Correct Bumping Compensation

The Department of Transportation announced last Friday that it had fined four American carriers, namely Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines, for not providing accurate information to passengers regarding how much compensation was offered for being bumped from a flight.
The misinformation provided by the airlines also pertained to the amount of compensation to be given to passengers for luggage that was lost, damaged, or otherwise delayed.
“We are …

American Airlines President Scott Kirby to Join United in Same Role

American Airlines President Scott Kirby to Join United in Same Role

Scott Kirby, who until Monday morning served as the president of American Airlines, found himself briefly out of a job as part of an executive suite reshuffling and was appointed president of United Airlines later the same day.
“Scott is a proven leader, whose deep airline experience and expertise will further accelerate our efforts to build the best airline in the industry,” said United’s CEO, Oscar Munoz, in a statement.
The reorganization …

United Airlines Pilots Arrested on Alcohol Charges in Scotland During Boarding

United Airlines Pilots Arrested on Alcohol Charges in Scotland During Boarding

Two United Airlines pilots were arrested in the cockpit on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as passengers were boarding the aircraft to fly from Glasgow to New York.
The pilots, whose ages – 35 and 45 – but not names were released, were held by police in the cockpit shortly before the scheduled 9 a.m. BST departure.
The flight, which carried 141 passengers, eventually took off at 7:15 p.m. …

Flight Attendants at United Airlines Ratify Contract

Flight Attendants at United Airlines Ratify Contract

For the first time since its merger with Continental Airlines six years ago, all United Airlines flight attendants will be working under a single contract.
United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA announced that the Chicago-based airline’s flight attendants ratified the new contract on Friday.
Over 90% of eligible flight attendants participated in the vote and 53% voted in favor of ratification of the agreement, which was reached on June 24, …

Lobby Bar – August 12: The City of Free Bikes, Kids Driving Cars, and How to Crash Delta’s Servers

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Lobby Bar – A Fabulous Footnote of FBT News and Views
Like father, like son. Jonathan Spira takes a seat behind the wheel of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. As Spira notes, this is NOT your father’s Buick. Instead, it’s your child’s Buick, and comes with a booster seat, strap-on blocks for reaching the pedals, and a special safety mode that allows toddlers and young children to pilot the vehicle.
Swapping gears. Paul …

Hacker Who Stole and Sold United Airlines Travel Vouchers Pleads Guilty

Hacker Who Stole and Sold United Airlines Travel Vouchers Pleads Guilty

The individual who hacked United Airlines’ website to steal and resell travel vouchers and then offered to reveal the flaw that allowed him to gain access for cash plus first-class travel pleaded guilty in 3rd District Court in Utah Monday.
Ammon Cunningham pleaded guilty to a pattern of unlawful activity, a second-degree felony. Other charges including computer crimes, theft, and communications fraud were dismissed. The plea is being held in abeyance, which …

United Airlines Announces Modest Increase in Traffic and Load Factor for July

United Airlines Announces Modest Increase in Traffic and Load Factor for July

United Airlines announced operational results for July 2016. The carrier’s consolidated traffic, capacity, and load factor were all up year-over-year for the month.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of July was 20.709 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.2% from 20.462 billion RPMs in July 2015.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 0.5%, to 23.761 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, …