Week in Review


With the holidays just around the corner, Business Traveller reports on aviation strikes that may affect you.

According to Buying Business Travel, risk management company iJet International acquired UK crisis management company Red24.

Reuters reports American Airlines won $15 million in an antitrust case against Sabre. The jury awarded the airline $5.1 million, which will be tripled under federal antitrust law.

According to Buying Business Travel, Delta and Aeromexico have accepted conditions for a joint venture. They will be granted antitrust immunity for agreeing to conditions established by the Department of Transportation.

Bloomberg notes Airbnb is in the process of developing a service for booking air travel. The company may acquire an online travel agency or license data from a provider like Amadeus or Sabre.

According to Buying Business Travel, the UK government is launching a consultation on operating drones near aircraft after reports of 59 near-misses over the past year.

Tnooz reports Expedia is now integrated with TripAdvisor’s Instant booking platform, allowing users to book through the online travel agency without leaving the TripAdvisor website.

According to USA TODAY, Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines announced the termination of their partnership. As of April 2017, their codesharing and frequent-flier partnerships will end.

Business Traveller shares news of a codeshare partnership between Jet Airways’ loyalty program JetPrivilege and Delta Air Lines’ loyalty program SkyMiles.

According to Reuters, Iran sealed a deal with Airbus for 100 aircraft, shortly following an agreement with Boeing for 80 aircraft.

With Asia-Pacific booming as the world’s largest travel market, 4Hoteliers shares how hoteliers must adapt to meet the expectations of travelers in the region. HotelMarketing.com provides tips on how revenue strategists can manage rate and distribution strategies in a market of expanding supply.

According to USA TODAY, Delta has altered its in-flight medical policies after an incident in mid-October in which flight attendants doubted a black doctor’s credentials and prevented her from assisting a man in a health crisis. Delta’s attendants are no longer required to verify medical credentials.

Hotelmarketing.com states the online hotel booking market is expected to exceed $100 billion in 2016.

According to KKTV 11 News, the TSA has taken to social media to answer questions regarding prohibited items on flights. Users send a picture of the item in question to TSA via social media and receive an answer within 20 minutes.

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