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Week Ending February 28, 2014
Asiana fined for not assisting families of victims AP
Transportation officials have penalized Asiana Airlines $500,000 for failing to assist family members of passengers on a flight that crashed last year at San Francisco International Airport. Regulators say no airline has ever broken federal laws that require prompt and generous assistance to the loved ones of crash victims. The Department of Transportation concluded that some family members had not been contacted two days after the crash, and that it took five days to reach the families of all 291 people aboard. The agency says the South Korean carrier lacked translators and personnel trained in crash response.
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Qantas announces cost-cutting measures NYT
Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region are carrying more passengers than ever before. But for some, times have gotten tougher, rather than easier. Qantas Airlines, one of the oldest carriers in the world, announced a painful cost-cutting program on Thursday, highlighting the pressure of intensifying competition as airlines reach for shares of the growing Asian air travel market.
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Consolidation challenges travel managers tnooz
travel managers face an increased burden with continued consolidation
among air carriers globally, which creates contractual complexity to
fulfill the corporate contract with travel suppliers. The impending
completion of the American Airlines/US Airways merger is only adding to
the maze, as the consolidated airlines have reduced reliance on
discounting by unbundling fares and boosting load factors to 85%. This
not only means that the airlines are much less likely to discount seats
even for high-yield corporate customers, but also that corporate travel
managers are faced with increased requirements to fulfill contractual
obligations across carriers.
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A simple explanation of business class Travel Weekly
I know you're considering flying business class on your upcoming trip. It might seem that making decisions on which airline to fly, whether to pay for business or first class and what strategies you might use to get the best price can be confusing. As your trusted travel consultant, I want to help make everything about flying business class simple and easy for you to understand. Let's start with a bit of history.
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The internet is f***@# The Verge.com
Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and university labs to kitchen tables and city streets. We are all travelers now, desperate souls searching for a signal to connect us all. It is awesome. And we’re f***@@@ everything up.
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