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American Airlines Reaches Deal With Flight Attendants, Ending Years of Tense Negotiations

Negotiations between American and its flight attendants became so tense that their union told members to be prepared to strike this summer. The tentative deal now makes it unlikely that flight attendants could stage a summer strike.

American Airlines Reaches Deal With Flight Attendants, Ending Years of Tense Negotiations

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One Software Update, a Global Airline Meltdown

An IT outage early Friday morning sent the world reeling as it affected banks, healthcare and airlines. The airline industry is currently experiencing thousands of disruptions, and it could take days for carriers to bounce back.

One Software Update, a Global Airline Meltdown
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Global IT Outage Sparks Travel Chaos as 4,000+ Flights Canceled Worldwide

Computer problems are nothing new for airlines and airports, but the scale of Friday's outage is without recent parallel, with Delta and United among those badly hit.

Global IT Outage Sparks Travel Chaos as 4,000+ Flights Canceled Worldwide

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Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith Sees a Long-Term Olympics Boost – Skift Travel Podcast

Air France-KLM said revenue will come in below what it was expecting due to the Paris Olympics, but CEO Ben Smith sees value in the global exposure.

Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith Sees a Long-Term Olympics Boost – Skift Travel Podcast

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Cathay Pacific’s Slow Recovery

Inthis week's podcast, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat turn their attention to Hong Kong and examine the factors behind its slow aviation recovery after the pandemic.

Cathay Pacific’s Slow Recovery

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Alaska Airlines Doubles Down on Premium Seating, Expects to Take Hit From Flight Attendant Contract

Alaska Airlines is adding more premium seats to its fleet as it continues to fare better than some of its domestic competitors.

Alaska Airlines Doubles Down on Premium Seating, Expects to Take Hit From Flight Attendant Contract

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‘There’s Just No New Opportunities’: United Airlines Execs Rip Into Low-Cost Rivals

As Delta and United continue to rake in huge profits, both airlines think low-cost carriers have limited recourse.

‘There’s Just No New Opportunities’: United Airlines Execs Rip Into Low-Cost Rivals

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Allegiant Names its Third CEO in Less Than a Year

Greg Anderson steps into the top job after 15 years at the company and replaces long-time Allegiant executive Maurice Gallagher.

Allegiant Names its Third CEO in Less Than a Year

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India Records Highest-Ever Air Passenger Traffic in First Half

India is emerging as a strong domestic aviation market. Increased investment in aviation infrastructure in the country, along with growing purchasing power of the Indian middle class is boosting the Indian aviation industry.

India Records Highest-Ever Air Passenger Traffic in First Half

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United Airlines’ Profits Up 27% Due to High Travel Demand

United Airlines had a strong second quarter, benefitting from high demand for international travel, a resurgence in corporate travel and increases in revenues for their basic economy and premium products.

United Airlines’ Profits Up 27% Due to High Travel Demand