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Pinnacle Airlines, Operator of Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express Flights, Files Chapter 11

Pinnacle Airlines, Operator of Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express Flights, Files Chapter 11

Pinnacle Airlines announced it has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Pinnacle Airlines Corp. has revenues of $1 billion and 8,000 employees.  It is the parent of Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. and Colgan Air, Inc. and operates Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express Flights.
In a statement released Sunday night, the airline said it will develop “a comprehensive turnaround plan …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports

Does your favorite airline, hotel, airport, or credit card loyalty program deserve recognition?  The 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards give you the opportunity to give praise where it’s due.
Award categories are Best Airline, Best Airport, Best Frequent Flyer Program, Best Hotel Chain, Best Credit/Charge Card, Best Rental Car Agency, and Best Travel Web Site.
You, the expert in frequent business travel, are the judge.
Let your voice be heard and vote …

Delta Announces New Restaurants At LaGuardia’s Terminal C

Delta Announces New Restaurants At LaGuardia’s Terminal C

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will offer new dining options in its renovated Terminal C at LaGuardia airport.
Full restaurants will include Cotto (an Italian trattoria), Empire Tavern, Kombu (Japanese), Vagabond Burger Bar, and Victory Grill. The food court will feature offerings from Cibo Express Gourmet Markets, Artichoke pizza, Biergarten, Custom Burgers, Interwich, Minnow, Vuelo Taqueria, wibar (a wine bar), WorldBean, World Nectar, and Xun Su (casual Chinese).
Andrew Zimmern, …

Delta Shuffles Delta Shuttle Schedule, Adds Free Wi-Fi

Delta Shuffles Delta Shuttle Schedule, Adds Free Wi-Fi

Delta announced changes to the Delta Shuttle schedule on flights to and from New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
On March 25, the following daily schedule will be in place:

All New York – Boston Logan flights will depart on the hour starting at 6 a.m.
Most New York to Reagan Washington National flights will depart on the hour starting at 6 a.m.
Most New York to Chicago O’Hare flights will depart at a quarter past …

In Search of a Better Business Class Lie-Flat Seat

In Search of a Better Business Class Lie-Flat Seat

American, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar, Swiss, United and Virgin (among others) face off in the skies
In the past year, I’ve flown in international business class seats on six airlines, namely, Air France, American Airlines, Continental (now United), KLM, Lufthansa, and Swiss (pictured).    Out of the six, only two airlines offered truly lie-flat seating that was horizontal to the floor, Continental and Swiss.
The fully horizontal seat made a difference.  My Swiss …

Fewer Disruptions At United Airlines After Systems Merger

Fewer Disruptions At United Airlines After Systems Merger

On day four following the merger of United and Continental’s Web and reservations systems, the problems that were reported on Saturday have markedly diminished.
In a statement issued late Monday, United said that the airline’s on-time performance on Sunday, the first full day of operations for the combined computer system, of 77.1% exceeded its performance on the same Sunday one year earlier.  As of 3:45 p.m. EST Monday, the airline’s domestic …

United and Continental Complete Computer System and Web Site Merger

United and Continental Complete Computer System and Web Site Merger

[Editor’s Note: A more recent article on this topic has been published and may be viewed here.]
United Continental Holdings joined its two subsidiaries, United Airlines and Continental Airlines, on one unified computer system over the weekend.  The airline abandoned Apollo, the old United Airlines system, and migrated the entire operation to Shares, the existing Continental Airlines system, giving customers a single platform for finding flights, booking tickets, online check-in, and …