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Southwest Engine Maker Wanted Inspections Before Tragedy

Southwest Engine Maker Wanted Inspections Before Tragedy

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It turns out CFM International, the manufacturer of the engine that tore apart on the Southwest jet last week, was preparing to request inspections before a passenger lost her life on the flight. That was based on an extremely rare failure on the same engine type in 2016. Will reforms be coming for safety inspections?

1 hour ago

Southwest Received Some Warning Signals on Its Safety Practices in the Past Decade

Southwest Received Some Warning Signals on Its Safety Practices in the Past Decade

David Koenig, Associated Press

Expert consensus says Southwest is a safe airline, and we would not hesitate to fly its aircraft. But a conclusive report from safety inspectors isn’t expected for at least a year.

5 hours ago

U.S. Hotel Company Changes Name to Shift Toward Luxury Properties

U.S. Hotel Company Changes Name to Shift Toward Luxury Properties

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Hoteliers are obligated to follow the money and consumer trends, even if that means dissing the name of one medieval castle in favor of another.

7 hours ago

Ridesharing and Buses See Opportunity in French Rail Strike

Ridesharing and Buses See Opportunity in French Rail Strike

Ania Nussbaum and Angeline Benoit, Bloomberg

When one mode of transportation goes on strike, others see an opportunity.

8 hours ago

Marriott Shows Strength in Loyalty But Skift Research Underscores Hospitality’s Challenges

Marriott Shows Strength in Loyalty But Skift Research Underscores Hospitality’s Challenges

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Consumer sentiment towards the majority of hotel loyalty programs has been improving over the past five years and the breadth of programs is also growing, but the path to real customer loyalty isn't that simple.

10 hours ago

Elaine Wynn Wants Shareholders to Oust Longtime Board Director

Elaine Wynn Wants Shareholders to Oust Longtime Board Director

Associated Press

In her efforts to create a new, post-scandal Wynn Resorts, Elaine Wynn isn't backing down at all. But is this enough for the company to overcome the tarnished reputation her ex-husband has left behind? Still, kudos to her for bringing up the issue of executive compensation. Last year, Steve Wynn was the highest paid hotel CEO, taking home a paycheck of $28 million.

13 hours ago

Why Everybody Now Wants a Piece of the Tours and Activities Sector

Why Everybody Now Wants a Piece of the Tours and Activities Sector

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Large travel corporations can't seem to get enough of the tours and activities space. It's one to watch as the year unfolds. Deals can be a great way to get a foot in the door, but don't forget to make sure there is a strategic fit — and, of course, that the price is right.

18 hours ago

Embattled United CEO Munoz Forgoes Bonus as Chairman Steps Aside

Embattled United CEO Munoz Forgoes Bonus as Chairman Steps Aside

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Last year was one Oscar Munoz would like to soon forget, and the United Continental Holdings CEO is doing his best to wipe the slate clean. By requesting that he not be granted a bonus for 2017, Munoz hopes to create a culture of accountability. But after the passenger dragging incident and a dog's death in an overhead bin, Munoz will need to make that culture more than a one-off for publicity.

1 day ago

Korean Air Ousts Chairman’s Daughters After Their Rude Behavior

Korean Air Ousts Chairman’s Daughters After Their Rude Behavior

Dave McCombs, Bloomberg

The chairman of Korean Air and its parent group said he will promote professional managers to replace his two daughters, who have been fired over rude behavior. That's a smart move, though it raises questions about the wisdom of handing out executive roles to family members in the first place.

1 day ago

Extreme Weather Is Making It Harder for Some Tourism Workers to Live Near Their Jobs

Extreme Weather Is Making It Harder for Some Tourism Workers to Live Near Their Jobs

Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg

As many destinations recover and rebuild from violent storms brought on by climate change, tourism workers are increasingly getting left behind.

1 day ago

Air France Endures Another Contentious Labor Strike

Air France Endures Another Contentious Labor Strike

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

It's natural that Air France's workers want a raise, which is why 28 percent of its pilots are striking today and Tuesday. But, as this opinion piece argues, the French flag carrier can't afford their demands yet.

1 day ago

Supreme Court Prepares to Consider Trump’s Travel Ban

Supreme Court Prepares to Consider Trump’s Travel Ban

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

The fact that the court has already allowed the travel ban to go ahead hints at the possible outcome for this case. If a majority of judges side with Donald Trump, it would represent a major victory for the President.

2 days ago