Alaska Airlines Inks New Codeshare Deal: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 11, 2016
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American Airlines Traffic Numbers Fell in April
United Airlines Offers Healthcare Perk to Employees
Malaysia Airlines Improves Economy Class Meals
Alaska Airlines to Codeshare with JAL
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Southwest Airlines continues to show improvement in its important unit revenue statistics. LUV posted a 4.7 percent gain in revenue passenger miles and a 4.3 percent hike in available seat miles. These numbers lead analysts to suggest that the airline will make gains this year.
After an eight year hiatus, Aer Lingus has resumed flying between Dublin and Los Angeles. The Irish carrier will fly the route four times per week. By this summer, Aer Lingus will operate as many as 28 transatlantic flights per day.
Two U.S. senators have suggested that dropping checked baggage fees would be a way that airlines could help reduce wait times at security checkpoints this summer. Senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal argue that if more people checked bags, there would be fewer carry ons that would have to be screened at TSA checkpoints.
Air Canada has apologized for charging $4,000 for flights out of the fire-hit town of Fort McMurray. The airline said that a computerized fare management system created the price. Fares for flights from McMurray to Edmonton are now around $90.
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