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Avis Budget acquisition of Zipcar expected to steer clear of antitrust roadblocks

Zipcar likely won't be sharing much of its startup juice with Avis Budget, but it is difficult to envision U.S. regulators blocking the deal on antitrust grounds.

Avis Budget acquisition of Zipcar expected to steer clear of antitrust roadblocks

Airlines

American Airlines and Qatar sign code share agreement

When American and US Airways do merge in weeks, they will likely clean house. Once the house is clean this relationship will remain.

Airlines

The TSA shouldn’t be a model for security systems, especially in schools

The TSA shouldn't be a model for anything but a PR disaster.

Tourism

Virgin Galactic threatens to cancel contract with U.S. spaceport over liability protection

As the only company considering space tourism seriously enough to sign a 20-year lease with a monthly rent of $84,000, Virgin holds all the cards in negotiations with the New Mexican terminal.

Virgin Galactic threatens to cancel contract with U.S. spaceport over liability protection

Skift Originals

The American West, interpreted through Instagram

Whatever your views about "iPhonenography" or Instagram as as a creative expression -- I've always called Instagram "Instacrap" -- the value of these tools will never match the judgement of the eye behind them, and you have to appreciate the purity of that purpose.

The American West, interpreted through Instagram

Airlines

Frontier Airlines: What it sees in small NJ airport where 14 others failed

Taking a page from Southwest's playbook, Frontier is making the little-known New Jersey airport its East Coast hub. More than a dozen airlines have failed at making a go at Trenton Mercer Airport, but Frontier hopes success on the horizon.

Frontier Airlines: What it sees in small NJ airport where 14 others failed

Airlines

Delta apologizes again, this time for passenger’s broken guitar

Delta has done a lot of apologizing lately, including to a disabled vet, and it should especially be careful about the social media whiplash potential of aggrieved musicians. After all, the video/song "United Breaks Guitars" has millions of YouTube views.

Airlines

US Airways president Kirby profits on merger speculation

Kirby's Rule 10b5-1 stock-sale plan shields him from insider trading claims. Nice little profit, though ... $1.37 million.

Tourism

Bike-sharing program in NYC will soon hit Manhattan and the boroughs

The NYC bike-sharing program could be a great alternative for tourists trying to get around the city, although they should aware of the traffic dangers.

Bike-sharing program in NYC will soon hit Manhattan and the boroughs

Cruises

How Carnival is sailing one year after the Costa Concordia disaster

The world's largest cruise company has had a tough year, but safety issues will still be at the forefront and the broader economic issues may still mean choppy waters.

How Carnival is sailing one year after the Costa Concordia disaster

Cruises

Costa Concordia disaster, one year later

The tragedy and the scope of the disster is still unfolding for the victims, even as Concordia still looms there every day as a reminder.

Costa Concordia disaster, one year later