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Court refuses to hear Frequent Flyer Depot case

Frequent Flyer Depot vs American Airlines Court refuses to hear Frequent Flyer Depot case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has refused to let a company continue to buy and sell American Airline frequent flyer points while the airline is suing to stop the practice.

Department of Transportation: Air travel down 5.3% in 2009

Air Travel Department of Transportation: Air travel down 5.3% in 2009

The government says the number of people traveling within, to or from the United States on U.S. and foreign airlines fell by 5.3 percent last year, but fewer flights meant planes were more ...

Airlines poking fun at each other in their latest commercials

Airline Industry Airlines poking fun at each other in their latest commercials

By A. Pawlowski

Forget dreamy clouds and joyful airport reunions.

Laguardia and Reagan Airports in slots mania

Airport Slots Laguardia and Reagan Airports in slots mania

By eTN Staff Writer

In comments filed with the US government, Delta said it has concluded agreements with AirTran Airways, Spirit Airlines, and WestJet to transfer up to five pairs each of takeoff and landing slots ...

150 more workers to be fired by Continental

Continental Airlines 150 more workers to be fired by Continental

Continental Airlines Inc. is laying off 150 ground workers, including bag handlers, at seven U.S. airports and hiring contractors in their place.

Watching the dogs run

Journey At The Yukon Quest Watching the dogs run

By Andrew Princz, eTN

She was an unlikely poet, being a bush-girl and all. But she was not an unlikely musher.

Amadeus to make initial public stock offer to pay debts

Needs Over 1 Billion Dollars Amadeus to make initial public stock offer to pay debts

By eTN Staff Writer

At least 25 percent of Amadeus will be publicly traded when the company makes its initial public offering (IPO) of stocks in an attempt to raise US$1.23 billion so it can pay down its debt.

Archbishop Tutu arrives into Cape Town aboard Queen Mary 2

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Celebrates Ships Maiden Call Archbishop Tutu arrives into Cape Town aboard Queen Mary 2

By eTN Staff Writer

"This plaque was unveiled by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu to commemorate his voyage onboard Queen Mary 2 between Port Louis and Cape Town from 20 March to 25 March 2010." That is what is ...

Destination Marketing Organizations and Convention Visitor Bureaus capitalize with mobile services

Improving Web Site Traffic Destination Marketing Organizations and Convention Visitor Bureaus capitalize with mobile services

By eTN Staff Writer

"Millions of people are looking up travel information on their phones, either because they're visiting a new city, they saw a billboard promoting a mobile site, or they got the bug to research a ...

Go on safari in Hawaii

Capturing The Elusive Whale Photo Go on safari in Hawaii

By eTN Staff Writer

MAALAEA, Maui, HI – Every day during whale season, photographers of all levels of experience line up along the decks of Maui whalewatch cruises, hoping to catch that elusive perfect whale photo; ...

Continental Airlines launches nonstop daily Newark-Munich service

Continental Airlines Continental Airlines launches nonstop daily Newark-Munich service

HOUSTON — Continental Airlines Inc. is launching daily nonstop service from Newark, N.J., to Munich, Germany.

The service begins on Saturday, the airline said in a statement Thursday.

US Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill unanimously passes Senate

Addresses Passenger Rights And Air Traffic Control US Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill unanimously passes Senate

By eTN Staff Writer

The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill passed in the US Senate on Monday night by a unanimous vote.

Exhibition industry declines over 12 percent since last year

Recession Takes Its Toll Exhibition industry declines over 12 percent since last year

By eTN Staff Writer

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the results of its final 2009 CEIR Index report, which indicate that industry declined 12.5 percent.

Readjusting travel spending in the recession

American Express Creates Interactive Scorecard Readjusting travel spending in the recession

By eTN Staff Writer

Produced by American Express Business Travel’s expert insights research team, a report has been compiled examining how corporations have adapted their travel programs in response to the global ...

Amtrak searching for head of new inter-city department

High Speed Rail Amtrak searching for head of new inter-city department

By eTN Staff Writer

Amtrak president and CEO Joseph Boardman said a new high-speed rail department is the next step in an ongoing process to better position Amtrak to maximize the opportunities available in the new ...

International arrivals to US up for 3rd consecutive month

Fourth Quarter Upswing International arrivals to US up for 3rd consecutive month

By eTN Staff Writer

In the month of December 2009, total international visitors to the US reached 4.1 million, an increase of 5 percent over December 2008.

US carriers expect strong summer bookings

US Airline Industry US carriers expect strong summer bookings

By Kyle Peterson

CHICAGO - Summer bookings on major U.S.

Quebec tourism and travel industry says no to Child Sex Tourism

Fight Against Sexual Exploitation Quebec tourism and travel industry says no to Child Sex Tourism

By eTN Staff Writer

After an information forum on Child Sex Tourism coordinated by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR), Thomas Cook and SkyLink Voyages, agencies from the tourism and travel ...

Delta and US Airways trying to salvage their deal

US Airways-Delta Deal Delta and US Airways trying to salvage their deal

By Dawn Gilbertson

US Airways and Delta Air Lines, trying to salvage a 7-month-old deal to swap takeoff and landing rights in Washington, D.C., and New York, have agreed to sell a fraction of the rights to smaller ...

TourCrafters offers Sailing in Greece package

Cruising The Greek Islands By Yacht TourCrafters offers Sailing in Greece package

By eTN Staff Writer

There’s no more relaxing and fun vacation than sailing the Greek Islands - watching dolphins cavort in the waves, swimming at secluded beaches, visiting picturesque villages or ancient ruins, ...

FAA to fine Northwest $1.5 million

Northwest Airlines FAA to fine Northwest $1.5 million

By JOSHUA FREED

MINNEAPOLIS — The government wants to fine Northwest Airlines almost $1.5 million after it failed to inspect wires near the cockpit windows in some of its planes for 17 years.

Travelport losses close to US$1 billion last year

Net Revenue Down 11 Percent Travelport losses close to US$1 billion last year

By eTN Staff Writer

Travelport Limited, the parent company of Galileo and Worldspan, has announced that for 2009, it experienced a loss of US$869 million.

Passenger rail essential to addressing climate concerns

Amtrak President Speaks Passenger rail essential to addressing climate concerns

By eTN Staff Writer

In a keynote speech delivered to the Northeast Climate Policy Forum, Amtrak president and CEO Joseph Boardman explained why passenger rail should be part of any strategy that addresses climate ...

Parnell proposes a deal to lure cruise lines back to Alaska

Alaska Cruises Parnell proposes a deal to lure cruise lines back to Alaska

By Yereth Rosen

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A deal between Alaska's governor and major cruise lines is intended to entice ships north by reducing the $50-per-passenger charge the state imposes on ships that enter its ...

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