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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 …

US Airways Expands Gogo In-flight Internet Service

US Airways Expands Gogo In-flight Internet Service

US Airways, a member of the Star Alliance, announced that it plans to expand its deployment of Gogo in-flight Internet to its fleet of Airbus A319, A320, and Embraer 190 aircraft.
Currently, Gogo is available on the airline’s Airbus A321 aircraft, which will be upgraded from ATG to ATG-4 technology, with a substantial increase in speed.  Gogo’s ATG-4 technology will also be installed going forward.
The Gogo service will also be deployed …

US Airways and Points.com Offer 100% Bonus On Purchased Miles

US Airways and Points.com Offer 100% Bonus On Purchased Miles

US Airways, a member of the Star Alliance, and Points.com are offering a special promotion for mileage purchases.  
A purchase of miles between March 15 and April 15, 2012 yields a 50% bonus.  Joining Points.com (and registering your Dividend Miles account) before April 15 adds an additional 50% bonus to the transaction.
Each member is limited to a 50,000-mile purchase.  Miles cost $0.035 each.  Purchased miles do not apply towards Dividend …

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 …

Vote for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Vote for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Voting for the 2012 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, giving you the opportunity to give praise where it’s due.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel Web sites.  Most of the award categories, which include Best Airline, Best Airport, Best Frequent Flyer Program, Best Hotel Chain, Best Credit/Charge Card, Best Rental Car Agency, and Best Travel Web Site, are …