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Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines aviation.
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American Airlines Targets January 16 for Boeing 737 Max’s Return to Service: Is the Boeing 737 Max returning to service? American Airlines is more confident than ever that the airplane will be ready by January 16.
Why Airlines Keep Creating Even More Types of Fares: Many airline executives insist that their so-called New Distribution Capability, or new method of sharing data for selling tickets, will hit a major target next year. But industry insiders say the target will be missed. To cope in the meantime, several airlines will expand the marketing for bundled fares under a confusing array of brand names.
American Airlines Pushes Deeper Into Australia With Revamped Qantas Loyalty Partnership: The joint venture between American and Qantas is bearing fruit in the form of better frequent flyer benefits on both sides.
American and Alaska Make Further Cuts to Their Loyalty Partnership: The loyalty linkage between Alaska and American hasn’t been particularly fluid these last few years. Now it’s getting even harder to take advantage of the partnership.