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In Skift's top stories this week, Delta introduces the first of its used Boeing 737 jets amid a pilot shortage, United Airlines will open two new pilot bases, and Hyatt aims to acquire Dream Hotels

Delta Introduces First Used Boeing 737 as Pilot Shortage Hinders Regional Recovery: Delta is rushing to get used Boeing 737s in the air as the pilot shortage keeps some regional jets grounded. But some customers may be disappointed with the onboard experience.

African Airlines Take New Steps Towards Open Skies Vision: Momentum is building behind the Single African Air Transport Market, or SAATM, a flagship project designed to create a single unified air transport market in Africa. 

United Airlines to Open 2 New Pilot Bases as Contract Talks Drag On: United is throwing pilots a bone with two new bases where many crew members already live.

Hyatt to Buy Dream Hotels in Up to $300 Million Deal: Hyatt would boost its footprint in New York City and the lifestyle segment worldwide with this transaction.

What If Marriott Had Bought Disney: With apologies to the legacies of founders Walt Disney and J. Willard Marriott, sometimes reimagining history can be a fun exercise, and a reminder to be grateful for how things actually turn out.

Flynn Properties’ $1.1 Billion Hotel Play Signals Ambition in Franchising: A recent acquisition of 89 hotels will almost certainly go down as the largest U.S. hotel transaction in the second half of the year. Notably, the dealmaker Flynn Properties remains in a shopping mood.

Expedia’s CEO on the Great Opportunities in Travel: Listen to Peter Kern, CEO and vice chairman of Expedia Group, in conversation with Skift’s Rafat Ali.

Movie Star Ed Norton Is Launching a Luxury Eco-Camp in Kenya With Former Six Senses President: Norton said he wanted the camps to act as a model for what can be done.

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Tags: africa, delta, delta air lines, disney, expedia, expedia group, flynn properties, hyatt, kenya, peter kern, top stories, united airlines

Photo credit: Delta Air Lines introduced the first of the used Boeing 737s it recently bought. BriYYZ / Flickr

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