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United increases checked bag fees

United increases checked bag fees The carrier is following in the recent footsteps of Jet Blue, Air Canada, and Westjet by raising the cost of checking a first and second bag Continue reading United increases checked bag fees at Business Traveller. The carrier is following in the recent footsteps of Jet Blue, Air Canada, and Westjet by raising the cost of checking a first and second bag Continue reading United increases checked bag fees at Business Traveller. Go to Source Author: Robert Curley{ Geoquono} Tweet

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United updates pet policy

United updates pet policy The past few months have been rough for the PR department at United Airlines. The in-flight death of a flyer’s dog after being placed in an overhead storage bin, among other incidents, prompted the airline to bring much-needed change its pet policy. The updates appear to demonstrate a commitment by United to prevent future mishaps before they happen. But the airline is now much more stringent about exactly which breeds of dogs and cats are able to fly. The bulk of the new policy focuses on dogs, with a particular focus on which breeds will be allowed to fly. According to United’s website, restrictions have been placed on strong-jawed dog breeds as well as dogs…

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Breakfast tacos coming to United

Breakfast tacos coming to United Dining in the high skies is about to reach new heights, thanks to a development from United Airlines that is the best news we’ve heard all week. Finally, after more than a year of hype, United announced on Twitter that they will serve breakfast tacos on certain flights. The announcement finally gives US fliers something to brag about when it comes to sky-high dining, competing with airlines such as Lufthansa and Emirates which are known for making curated in-flight menus a regular part of the flying experience. The new menu item is available on long-haul flights beginning May 1. These breakfast tacos aren’t skimping on fillings, either. Tortillas made from flour and corn will…

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She Boarded a Plane to See Her Dying Mother. Then Her Ticket Was Canceled.

She Boarded a Plane to See Her Dying Mother. Then Her Ticket Was Canceled.Carrol Amrich was already buckled into her seat when the online agency that had sold her ticket canceled it. Her mother died before she could say goodbye.http://rss.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Travel.xmlNYT > Travelhttps://static01.nyt.com/images/misc/NYT_logo_rss_250x40.pngTravel887MAGGIE ASTOR -geoquono- Tweet

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Delta Air Lines Tightens Rules for Service and Support Animals

Delta Air Lines Tightens Rules for Service and Support Animals The carrier will require more preflight documentation as a surge in animals used to aid disabled travelers and offer emotional support has raised safety concerns. The carrier will require more preflight documentation as a surge in animals used to aid disabled travelers and offer emotional support has raised safety concerns. http://rss.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Travel.xml NYT > Travel https://static01.nyt.com/images/misc/NYT_logo_rss_250x40.pngTravel887 Tweet

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Cracking the Airlines’ Dress Code

Cracking the Airlines’ Dress Code The carriers have a dress code, of sorts. And if you do dress up, will that help your chances of getting an upgrade? Maybe. The carriers have a dress code, of sorts. And if you do dress up, will that help your chances of getting an upgrade? Maybe. http://rss.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Travel.xml NYT > Travel https://static01.nyt.com/images/misc/NYT_logo_rss_250x40.pngTravel887 Powered by WPeMatico Tweet

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Airline Twitter Network Analysis with NodeXL

Airline Twitter Network Analysis with NodeXL Travel Tech Consulting, Inc. and Connected Action Consulting Group LLC have put together a brief video presentation that provides insight into network analysis for airline Twitter feeds using the open source tool NodeXL. Network analysis goes beyond simply monitoring brand or promoting specials using social media. Network analysis allows travel companies to understand who are the key influencers in the network and how they connect with others. For example, it is not necessarily the user with the most Twitter followers or Tweets at a travel company needs to follow, but it is how the user is connected to others. The video uses United Airlines and Delta Airlines Twitter feeds as an example. Analyzing…

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Yes UA Breaks Guitars Does Impact Loyalty

Yes UA Breaks Guitars Does Impact Loyalty My wife’s Facebook friend recently posted this message declaring that she does not fly UA because they break guitars. I recently spoke at the EzRez Thought Leadership Conference and I mentioned the now famous YouTube video which has received over 8 million viewings. A question from the audience was simply whether people would change their flying preferences because of this type of video. As evidenced by this blog entry, it has changed some people’s attitudes.Social media has been so hyped it is easy to forget that it is in some ways an extension of the most effective type of advertising, word-of-mouth but on steroids. In a recent article, Travel Weekly columnist Richard…

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American Airlines Arpey Interview

American Airlines Arpey Interview On a conference call discussing 1st quarter results with analysts, Gerard Arpey, CEO of American Airlines was asked” What kind of distribution cost savings might there be out there?” His response was very unnerving for travel agents and the GDS:” We’re still paying much higher levels of commission and booking fees, and a lot that hinges on the use of technology and the competitive environment, because of lot of those commissions or overrides or booking fees are paid in order to stimulate traffic. If we can as an industry do a better job keeping the supply of seats in line with the demand, then that will help us on those fronts.” The line that triggered…

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Delayed flight remedy: tweet the airline

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