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Southwest bid for Frontier could be jeopardized by pilot negotiations

Southwest Airlines Southwest bid for Frontier could be jeopardized by pilot negotiations

Southwest Airlines Co.'s bid to acquire smaller rival Frontier Airlines Holdings Inc. has hit turbulence after pilots from the two carriers failed to quickly clinch a deal over seniority ...

THE TRADESHOW: Home-based travel retailer

September 13-15, Las Vegas THE TRADESHOW: Home-based travel retailer

By Scott Koepf, CTC, MCC President of NACTA

This year, THETRADESHOW (September 13-15, Las Vegas) is reaching out to a constantly-growing market and its unique business needs with education devoted entirely to the home-based retailer.

Hawaii Pacific Export Council expands to help more companies export

US Department Of Commerce Hawaii Pacific Export Council expands to help more companies export

By eTN Staff Writer

HONOLULU, HI - The US Department of Commerce’s local US Commercial Service office announced today that the Hawaii Pacific Export Council has expanded and diversified its membership to help more ...

Spirit Airlines leaps into airfare war

Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines leaps into airfare war

Spirit Airlines jumped into South Florida's airline brawl Wednesday afternoon with a $9 each-way fare sale on its nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles.

All-You-Can-Jet Pass offers unlimited travel for 1 month

JetBlue All-You-Can-Jet Pass offers unlimited travel for 1 month

By eTN Staff Writer

Today through August 21, JetBlue customers can purchase a flight pass to visit as many destinations as often as they like between September 8 and October 8, 2009.

US Airways, Delta, swapping airport slots

Airline Industry US Airways, Delta, swapping airport slots

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc.

Las Vegas tourism authority to spend $480,000 on terrorism intelligence analyst

Las Vegas Las Vegas tourism authority to spend $480,000 on terrorism intelligence analyst

LAS VEGAS - Tourism officials in Las Vegas plan to hire a terrorism intelligence analyst in part to assure conventioneers that they will be safer in Las Vegas than if they meet in other ...

Alaska Airlines introduces nonstop Portland-Chicago flight

Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines introduces nonstop Portland-Chicago flight

Alaska Airlines said it will introduce nonstop service between Portland, Ore. and Chicago on Nov. 16.

DOT is "comfortable" with Virgin America's ownership

Virgin America DOT is "comfortable" with Virgin America's ownership

The U.S. Department of Transportation has assured Virgin America Inc. that the airline’s ownership structure is compliant with U.S. law, the CEO said in a news report.

ARTA to file complaint about credit card fees

Association Of Retail Travel Agents ARTA to file complaint about credit card fees

By eTN Staff Writer

A GDS product advisory, which indicated that certain IATA tax, fee, charges (TFC) codes will be used "initially for the collection of credit card surcharges in selected markets," is cause for ...

Gender, date of birth to be required when booking flight

"Secure Flight" Gender, date of birth to be required when booking flight

TSA is about to require airline passengers to provide even more personal information when booking flights.

New flights between San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue Airways New flights between San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale

By eTN Staff Writer

San Franciscans can trade the bay for the beach this fall as JetBlue Airways begins the city's first nonstop service to sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

FAA crew training proposal will not work, says ATA

Air Transport Association FAA crew training proposal will not work, says ATA

By eTN Staff Writer

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) yesterday filed comments expressing serious and broad concerns about a Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed regulation that would rewrite ...

Free fall continues for Las Vegas tourism

Las Vegas Free fall continues for Las Vegas tourism

Visitor volume in Las Vegas continued to fall in June, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Pacific Whale Foundation holds annual Wild Dolphin Sand Sculpture Contest

Maui, Hawaii Pacific Whale Foundation holds annual Wild Dolphin Sand Sculpture Contest

By eTN Staff Writer

MAALAEA, Maui, HI – Visitors to Keawakapu Beach on the morning of Saturday, August 8 enjoyed quite a treat: an impressive and widely-varied array of dolphins, all competing for honors in Pacific ...

Virgin America launches California-Florida service in November

Virgin America Virgin America launches California-Florida service in November

Virgin America Inc. will start service to the Sunshine State.

Liberty Helicopters resumes tours over the Hudson River

Liberty Helicopters Liberty Helicopters resumes tours over the Hudson River

Foreign tourists lined up early to be the first aloft Tuesday as Liberty Helicopters resumed flights over the Hudson, where divers were still pulling up wreckage.

Tour helicopter makes emergency landing after bird strike

Bird Strikes Tour Chopper Tour helicopter makes emergency landing after bird strike

LAS VEGAS - A tour helicopter returning to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon made an emergency landing near Lake Mead after colliding with a bird, park officials said.

Hyatt Hotels initial public offering

Goldman Sachs and Pritzker family Hyatt Hotels initial public offering

America’s Pritzker family has decided to float its Hyatt Hotels chain in what promises to be the largest initial public offering (IPO) of 2009 to date.

HVCB appoints Joan Palmtag as western regional director of accounts

Hawaii Visitors And Convention Bureau HVCB appoints Joan Palmtag as western regional director of accounts

By eTN Staff Writer

HONOLULU, HI – The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) announced today the appointment of Joan Palmtag as western regional director of accounts for the corporate meetings and incentives ...

What are the odds your flight will be delayed? Depends on the airport.

Air Travel What are the odds your flight will be delayed? Depends on the airport.

We all know the drill: you show up at the airport with plenty of time to spare, only to discover that your flight’s been delayed and now you have hours to kill.

Obama plans to pick former FBI special agent as TSA administrator

Transportation Security Administration Obama plans to pick former FBI special agent as TSA administrator

The Obama administration plans to pick a former FBI special agent to head the federal agency charged with keeping terrorists off airplanes.

Jungle Island loses its main tourist attraction - 2,000 pound croc

Hank The Crocosaurus Dies Jungle Island loses its main tourist attraction - 2,000 pound croc

MIAMI - A 2,000 pound crocodile believed to be among the largest of his kind has died at a popular Miami tourist attraction.

First and only Christian travel television show launched

Travel With Spirit First and only Christian travel television show launched

Travel with Spirit, a new television show focused on inspirational family travel launched on Monday, August 10, 2009.

Hawaiian Airlines, two others fined by feds

Airlines Fined Hawaiian Airlines, two others fined by feds

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday ordered three airlines, including Hawaiian Airlines, to pay fines for violating consumer regulations.

Oberstar: Airlines are robbing passengers, shouldn't the government get a cut?

Airline Fees Oberstar: Airlines are robbing passengers, shouldn't the government get a cut?

Should the government get a cut of the airlines' revenue? That's the latest question being explored in the U.S. House Transportation Committee.

Battle for Frontier Airlines heats up

Airline Industry Battle for Frontier Airlines heats up

The airline auction battle for bankrupt Frontier Airlines picked up a headwind today as Southwest bid $170 million for the carrier.

Airline holds passengers on board for 6 hours

Continental Airlines Airline holds passengers on board for 6 hours

MINNEAPOLIS – Forty-seven passengers were forced to sit in a cramped, smelly plane on an airport tarmac for six hours after their flight was diverted because of bad weather.

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