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On Competition, Not Even US Airlines Agree With US Airlines

On Competition, Not Even US Airlines Agree With US Airlines | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
No amount of damage -- not to their relationships, not to the economy, and certainly not to competition or the well-being of travelers -- will dissuade the Big 3 from seeking an Open Skies freeze. We can only hope that policymakers see how alone and marginalized they are in that effort.
Michael Kabos insight:

The airlines are spending many millions on "Lobbyist's" that then help them protect their own sky's. The politics of why airfares continue to climb is a science. This is why the experts at GTITRAVEL are needed to help control company costs. It is getting worse, not better.  

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What Do Hotel Execs Really Think Of Airbnb? - Business Travel News

What Do Hotel Execs Really Think Of Airbnb? - Business Travel News | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Airbnb hung in the air over most major hotel companies' third-quarter earnings reports last week, and analysts weren’t shy about asking hoteliers to expound on what effect the sharing economy platform and its rapidly growing supply could have on...

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Richard Sterns insight:

In the world of business travel there will always be change and more options. In order to be competitive the hotels that you prefer and you appreciate will only get better to compete.

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American Airlines Launches Real-Time Baggage Tracking Service For Travelers

American Airlines Launches Real-Time Baggage Tracking Service For Travelers | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Michael Kabos insight:

American Airlines has been testing real time baggage tracking that can show if your bag is on the flight you think it is on if you put in your record locator or baggage tracking number. GTiTRAVEL experts can help show you how it works if needed.   

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American Airlines to offer 'no frill' fares

American Airlines to offer 'no frill' fares | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
The move is to compete with discount carriers.
Michael Kabos insight:

American Airlines has a plan to better compete with the low cost carriers of the world. Another reason why you need the great expert travel planners at GTITRAVEL   ..  

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All systems go as American Airlines integrates US Airways computer system - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

All systems go as American Airlines integrates US Airways computer system - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
The combined airline now has one website, one mobile app and a single set of travel policies and frequent-flier benefits.
Michael Kabos insight:

So far no big problems as curtain closes on the USAIR merger with American. Business Travel clients need to continue a watchful eye as will our Business Travel Experts at GTI Travel. 

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Airbnb increases host fee as way to pay for Google advertising

Airbnb increases host fee as way to pay for Google advertising | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Airbnb is charging hosts an additional 12-15% fee for each booking if their guest found the listing through Google advertising.
Michael Kabos insight:

Another player in the selling travel field has added more back door fees for selling travel. Why not just use plain and simple travel agents, www.gtitravel.com.


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Find your way through the airport - Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).pdf

Michael Kabos insight:

American and USAIR are supposed to complete the final stages of their merger this weekend, if it is done on schedule, which is unknown as of date this post (10/14/15). Here are the post merger details available at this time for Philadelphia Airport.  

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How the Real ID Act Will Change Airport Security

How the Real ID Act Will Change Airport Security | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
New restrictions on government-issued IDs, coming in 2016, may see residents of four U.S. states having to carry secondary identification at the airport.
Carl Kohlers insight:
Its always a good idea to travel with many forms of identification. A Government issued passport is always best. Be sure to make 3 copies of your passport. One to leave at home in case you loose your original. Another to put in your briefcase and a third to put into your luggage in case you become separated from them. It is also easier to get a replacement passport at a US Embassy if you have a copy of the original on hand.
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United Airlines Customer Dissatisfaction Festers, 5 Years After Merger

“Despite the 2010 merger of United Airlines and the well-regarded Continental Airlines, United has not won high ratings.”


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Carl Kohlers insight:

I have been in the travel business for over 25 years and this story seems to be the same now as it was then. There are always people who are dissatisfied with the airlines. There are always issues with luggage, flights being on time, missing connections and overall unhappy people in tight spaces which seems to be getting smaller by the year.

Business travelers have it tough. They are required to put up with a system that has been working against them for quite some time. As a business travel management firm, we do what we can to make their life easier but its not an easy job to fly to a city to conduct business.

The best advise we give is to be as informed as possible. Have a back up plan. Call us when you need information or if there are delays. And the best advise is to take it all with a grain of salt. Getting from point A to point B safely is the goal and should be the top priority. Everything else is secondary.  

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American Airlines flights grounded due to technical issues - MarketWatch

American Airlines flights grounded due to technical issues - MarketWatch | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Michael Kabos insight:

At this moment 2:05pm, it appears to be their domestic U.S. hubs( Chicago, Dallas, and Miami).

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American Airlines accidentally used the wrong plane to fly to Hawaii | The Verge

This goes without saying, but planes aren't like socks. You can't mix and match them. Each is uniquely identified and has a precise schedule with the airlines. That's why it's pretty shocking to...
Michael Kabos insight:

This is another event that caused no damage, but should not have happened. I also wonder if FAA should have picked up some piece before it went airborne. 

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Lufthansa cancels 84 long-haul flights over pilot strike

Lufthansa cancels 84 long-haul flights over pilot strike | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa says it is canceling 84 long-haul flights because of a pilot strike.
Michael Kabos insight:

Latest news on Lufthansa strike. There  are not many if any people in the industry that are having any tears over this strike. 

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Top tech priorities for corporate travel managers [INFOGRAPHIC] - Tnooz

Top tech priorities for corporate travel managers [INFOGRAPHIC] - Tnooz | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Top tech priorities for corporate travel managers [INFOGRAPHIC]
Tnooz
Questioned on how TMCs have improved over the past five years, top answers from respondents were keeping up to date with technology and online booking solutions.

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Richard Sterns insight:

Technology is driving the business travel industry, however, it is still the personal touch and expertise of a professional agent that can save you time and money in many cases.

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Wheels Up! The Essential Guide to Business Travel [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Wheels Up! The Essential Guide to Business Travel [FREE DOWNLOAD] | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
As business travelers know, no trip is without annoyances. Our latest free ebook gives tips, tricks & hacks to make life on the road easier.
Richard Sterns insight:

Take a look and see if there are some tips that work for you.

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Heavy Fog Envelops Parts of Europe, Canceling Flights

Heavy Fog Envelops Parts of Europe, Canceling Flights | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
The thick mist is not uncommon at this time of year, but it was so dense that even fog-hardened Britons were taking to Twitter to share photographs.
Michael Kabos insight:

London  Fog. Several Airlines have problems with London fog that has delayed or cancelled flights Nov.2 and Nov/ 3. 2015. 



 

London Fog  - Travel Exception Policy

Issued: 1245ct/November 2, 2015

This important notification is to inform our travel partners of special exception policies available  for our mutual customers due to the fog in London.

 

Our Travel Notice exception policies on American are also available when ticketed to/from/though on our Joint Business partner. This applies to British Airways flights  or AA*BA short flights departing or arriving London Heathrow.  

 

 

Special Travel Exceptions Considerations

Affected Airports: 

LHR

Applies to BA/ AA* short haul flights only  departing or arriving London Heathrow

Tickets Issued On/Before:

November 1, 2015

Impacted Travel Dates:

November 2 – 3, 2015

New Travel Dates:

November 3 – 6, 2015

Reissuance of Tickets On/Before:

November 6, 2015

Waiver Code:

AA001 and US037

TNADV2

OSI Requirements:

LONDON FOG NOV2015

CART/AN Number (if applicable)

Inventory Requirements:

Lowest Inventory – Same Cabin

Changes to Origin/Destination:

Not Allowed
Refer to Change to Origin/Destination

Changes to Stopover City :

Not Allowed

Changes to Connecting City:

Allowed

Refund Eligibility:

Not Allowed

Travel on American short flight

and JB Operated and Marketed Flights:

British Airways (BA) / AA*BA

Rebooking to an Alternate Flight when the Flight is Canceled:

Follow Schedule Irregularity (IROPS) by clicking on: Schedule Irregularity (IROPS)

 

Please note when American cancels the customer’s flight you can always self-refund a non-refundable ticket through ARC/BSP processing.

 

Affected City/State(s)

  • London, Heathrow, United Kingdom (LHR)

 

For more information, visit agency reference on Agency Communication Updates

Sincerely,

Judi Thomas
Agency Relations
American Airlines

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Warnings and Advisories - NOAA's National Weather Service

Warnings and Advisories - NOAA's National Weather Service | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Michael Kabos insight:

Nov 2,, 1915. Montana Weather Alert for wInter storm warnings for parts of Montana. See following link for updated areas http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/mt.php?x=1 


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Westin Tops Upper-Upscale Segment, Hyatt Place Leads Upscale In BTN's 2015 ... - Business Travel News

Westin Tops Upper-Upscale Segment, Hyatt Place Leads Upscale In BTN's 2015 ... - Business Travel News | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Westin Tops Upper-Upscale Segment, Hyatt Place Leads Upscale In BTN's 2015 Hotel Brand Survey Julie Sickel in_this_issue Wellness, design and modern amenities proved to be the connecting thread between the top-performing brands in the upper-upscale...

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Richard Sterns insight:

Do you agree that Westin and Hyatt are great choices? Let us know what you prefer.

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US Airways' final flight closes curtain on another major airline - USA TODAY

US Airways' final flight closes curtain on another major airline - USA TODAY | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
One of the USA's most storied airline brands fades away this week with Flight 1939.
Richard Sterns insight:

The world of business travel options continues to get more complex. Saying good bye to US Air.

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Amazon Destinations stops selling travel - Tnooz

Amazon Destinations stops selling travel - Tnooz | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Amazon has stopped selling hotel travel and has shut down its destinations page and promotions.
Michael Kabos insight:

It is not so simple to "properly" sell travel. Especially for the big gang. Use the experts at www.gtitravel.com

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7 Charts Explaining U.S. Business Travelers' Booking Habits

7 Charts Explaining U.S. Business Travelers' Booking Habits | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
A Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel survey released this week found that major fault lines exist between U.S. business travelers who use their companies’ online booking tools and those who don’t. More than half of respondents said they have to inform their company of their bookings in some way if they choose to book on their own, but some 42% also said they can basically leave their employer out of the equation and not provide their travel itineraries.

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The charts below show which generations of business travelers book their trips on their own more than others. They also outline who’s more comfortable using an online travel agency versus booking directly with brands for those who choose to book outside their companies’ booking tools.

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Carl Kohlers insight:

Does your company have a strong travel policy? Are you monitoring purchases on a case by case basis? If not then you are probably spending much more than you should be. According to this report only 18% of those quizzed are checking with their company's on line booking tool before booking their travel. ONLY 22% say they must share their reservation information with the company. That can lead to higher costs since they are probably not cashing in on contracted rates, fulfilling contracted obligations and costing the company more in the long term since they are not moving traffic to preferred vendors. A strong travel policy, monitored and quality controlled can lead to big savings. Travel Management Companies, we work for you.  We monitor purchasing, make sure you're getting the lowest prices, negotiate contracts on your behalf and enforce the travel policy you put in place.  We will also help move traffic to your preferred vendors to drive down your costs and raise your savings level even higher..

Take a few minutes and read the article.
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Lufthansa takes GDS booking tumble with new surcharge, rival carriers benefit

Lufthansa takes GDS booking tumble with new surcharge, rival carriers benefit | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
German carrier Lufthansa is beginning to see the impact of its decision to impose a levy on all bookings made through Global Distribution Systems.
Michael Kabos insight:

Lufthansa's bookings fall in month one. I think it may be tied into it's very questionable decision to try and force booking channels. For the best fares, utilize resources like www.gtitravel.com

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American Airlines computer issues resolved

American Airlines computer issues resolved | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
American Airlines said its computers were back online after experiencing a widespread outage on Thursday, according to NBC affiliate WMAQ.
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American Airlines advises "systems restored". 

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TSA Pre✓® | Transportation Security Administration

TSA Pre✓® | Transportation Security Administration | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Michael Kabos insight:

Those periodic free TSA checks sometimes given to frequent flyers have ENDED. Now only TSA approved "known" travelers will be pre-checked. The experts at GTI travel can help our customers learn more about this program. see our web page at www.gtitravel.com to become one of our valued clients

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Every little helps! Baggage fees and other extra charges gave airlines $38BILLION in revenue last year | Daily Mail Online

Every little helps! Baggage fees and other extra charges gave airlines $38BILLION in revenue last year | Daily Mail Online | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
US carrier Spirit raked in 38.7 per cent of its annual takings from these ‘ancillary’ charges, a bigger amount than any other airline.
Michael Kabos insight:

How much can the airlines really make from that $50.00 luggage add on fee, those little change fees and those small ticketing fees. 38 BILLION last year were made by the airlines in ancillary fees. Yes that is Billion with a B. United made 5.8 Billion in ancillary fees last year.Spirit AIrlines ancillary fees amounted to 38.7% of their income..  

Shocked ? 

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Virgin America CEO predicts big fare hikes by US airlines in 2016

Virgin America CEO predicts big fare hikes by US airlines in 2016 | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it
Virgin America CEO David Cush predicted big fare increases by US airlines, and urged the US government to protect the “competitive structure” of the industry.
Michael Kabos insight:

This is not new news. I was one of the few when American and US AIR were exploring the "possibilities" of a merger, that was against the merger because of higher fares for all consumers,  and wanted the government to continue their legal action against the merger.  Well now a prediction by Virgin Atlantic that fares will dramatically rise over the next few years. That continued rise started last year.

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