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1. European regulators set to approve Delta pact, sources say

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 29, 2015

The European Commission is prepared to approve an agreement between Delta Air Lines, Alitalia and Air France-KLM, sources say. The carriers are part of the SkyTeam global alliance. Reuters (04/28)


2. American CEO is confident in carrier's future

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2015

Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines, said it's not "the same old airline business anymore," citing his confidence in the future of the airline industry during a quarterly earnings call. Skift (04/24)


3. American displays Dreamliner at DFW Airport

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

American Airlines displayed its Boeing Dreamliner 787 for employees and the media at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Wednesday. The carrier plans to deploy the 787 next week on a flight from Dallas to Chicago. In June, the 787 will begin flying international routes. Wichita Eagle (Kan.), The (04/29)


4. American pushes back delivery of 5 Boeing 787s

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2015

Washington Times, The (04/24)


5. Review: Comfort Plus on Delta makes cross-country trip enjoyable

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2015

Reviewer Charyn Pfeuffer was pleased with her cross-country flight on her birthday in the Comfort Plus section of Delta Air Lines. "When it was all said and done, we were happy, relaxed and able to quickly de-board the plane and get on with our birthday festivities," she writes. Jaunted.com (04/27)


6. Blog: American succeeds with rebanking efforts

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2015

American Airlines has completed an effort to rebank flights in Miami and Dallas, and is almost finished with a similar push in Chicago. "As you can see, on-time performance has improved across the board," writes the Cranky Flier. CrankyFlier.com (04/27)


7. Southwest paints aircraft with Mo. livery to honor state

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

Southwest Airlines is celebrating more than three decades of service in Missouri with the debut of a plane painted in livery of the state seal. The Missouri One aircraft is the 10th aircraft Southwest has painted in honor of a state. Airways News (04/29)


8. Delta hones focus of loyalty program, exec says

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content), The (04/29)


9. OneJet debuts with nonstop flight from Indianapolis to Milwaukee

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2015

USA Today (04/25)


10. Forbes recognizes leadership of Southwest's Kelly and Alaska's Tilden

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2015

Fortune Magazine named Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, and Bradley Tilden, CEO of Alaska Air Group, as the top CEOs who are underrated for their leadership. "These model chief executives have steered their companies through impressive growth, all while receiving modest pay gains," the article states. Fortune (04/27)




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