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1. Delta: It's our right to determine who we do business with

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

CNNMoney (05/21)


2. United passengers give thumbs up to remodeled 767s

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 15, 2015

United Airlines passengers enjoy flying in 767s, according to the carrier's customer satisfaction surveys. Customers point to upgraded amenities such as Wi-Fi and larger overhead bins. "The 767 is a great airplane," said United’s Mark Krolick. "Every customer amenity is available on these airplanes. We have installed WiFi, seatback audio-visual on demand, power at the seats and larger overhead bins, and business class has lie-flat seats that are wider than they were previously." TheStreet.com (05/14)


3. Delta Air Lines' new safety film targets Internet generation

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Delta has released its newest safety film on the Internet in advance of its rollout on planes. The video features a who's who of Internet memes and references to viral videos -- features that Delta hopes will make it a hit. Mashable (05/20) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content) (05/20) Daily News (New York) (05/20)


4. American Airlines to "compete aggressively" to protect market share, says CEO

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

American Airlines will be aggressive in protecting its market share, according to CEO Doug Parker. While American Airlines will not expand in the face of low fuel costs the way some airlines have, he assured shareholders, "We're not going to lose customers on price." Bloomberg (05/19)


5. Trunkster bag has smart features, no zipper

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

The Trunkster is a suitcase that has a garage-door-like opening instead of a zipper, making it easier to access the items within. Other features of the bag include a built-in scale, USB charger and optional GPS. USA Today (05/19)


6. Southwest, American top list of companies poised for best 2015 earnings per share growth

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

According to new research from S&P Capital IQ, five of the 10 companies poised to post the biggest full-year earnings growth this year are in the transportation industry, with the likes of Southwest Airlines and American Airlines topping the list. The airlines have been helped by the low price of fuel, as well as increased market consolidation. Forbes (05/18)


7. Delta Air Lines CEO confident about the future

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 18, 2015

Citing low cancellation numbers, declining complaints and lower oil prices, CEO Richard Anderson has expressed confidence in Delta's future. He has set his sights on opening up more international markets and updating the Delta fleet. Anderson said the carrier is well-equipped to meet the needs of its customers over the summer travel season. "We're ready for the summer," he said. "Our reliability's going to be off-the-charts good." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model) (05/17)


8. American Airlines' redesigned Admiral's Club is a success

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Modern features like provided tablets for Web browsing and complimentary alcohol at the bar make American's new Admiral's Club a place where passengers can enjoy waiting for their flights. From the light-blue-and-gray palette to the comfy seating, the lounge is proof that the airline is taking its #NewAmerican pledge seriously. Jaunted.com (05/20)


9. American Airlines looks to improve operations in 2016

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

American Airlines is looking to make more investments next year to improve operations and systems that had been put on hold during the merger with US Airways. President Scott Kirby said some of those improvements will include the unbundling of some products and changes to the frequent flier program. The Dallas Morning News (free content) (05/19)


10. Delta helps out stranded Amtrak riders

Airlines for America SmartBrief | May 18, 2015

Delta Air Lines provided free flights this weekend to Amtrak customers stranded by Tuesday's crash. The flights -- from New York to Boston or Washington -- will continue through May 19. Reuters (05/15)




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