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American Airlines fourth-quarter earnings top Wall Street estimates

  American Airlines on Thursday posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and higher revenue, thanks to strong global demand and last-minute bookings.   The largest U.S. airline reported revenue was $10.6 billion, in line with expectations, and up from $9.8 billion in the last three months of 2016. In the last three …

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‘Fares are too low for oil prices this high’

  A sharp increase in fuel prices may show up in your airline ticket soon.   American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said Thursday that airlines are still adjusting to a surge in fuel prices over the last five months. “Fares are too low for oil prices this high,” Parker said …

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Maids to ask Las Vegas hotels for panic buttons

  The union representing tens of thousands of hotel workers in Las Vegas will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a “panic button” as it begins negotiating new contracts amid the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct. Leaders of the Culinary Union will bring the request to the bargaining table …

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Boeing loses trade case over Bombardier passenger jets

  In a surprise decision, the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled against aerospace giant Boeing in a bitter trade case it brought against Bombardier over passenger jets its Canadian rival sold to Delta Air Lines.   The 4-0 decision is defeat for Boeing, which had argued that Bombardier’s trade …

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Alaska Airlines’ new designer uniforms by Luly Yang

  Before Yang designed the collection, she spent two years traveling around the country meeting with employees, observing them at work, getting feedback from union groups and reading through responses to more than 5,000 employee surveys. “This the ultimate puzzle for a designer. And, as with my couture business, my …

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Google’s Key Travel Industry-Specific Search Ranking Factors Highlighted in New Searchmetrics Study

  Travel brands rank higher by giving searchers a highly browsable experience SAN MATEO, Calif. (July 12, 2017) ‒ New research from Searchmetrics identifies the important travel industry-specific search ranking factors that travel agents, airlines, hotel chains and other travel-related brands should consider in order to help improve their visibility …

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