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Southwest CEO: When an airline falls behind, it’s hard to catch up – CNBC
If I’m understanding this right, Southwest’s CEO is basically telling employees that don’t want to get vaccinated that they should just apply for a medical or religious exemption and *wink, wink*, they’ll be fine. I wonder how the rest of Southwest’s employees feel about that plan. It doesn’t sit well.
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Two for the Road
The Northeast Alliance Continues to Deliver on Consumer Promises as Loyalty Members Get Elite Benefits When Traveling on Either Carrier – AA Newsroom
As DOJ fights, American and JetBlue just keep moving on with their business. Reciprocal elite benefits are now happening, though upgrades are not yet a part of that. That’s going to be a really hard one to figure out. And American redemptions on JetBlue flights are coming as well, but if you’re thinking about Mint, it probably won’t be worth those high prices.
New Italian Carrier ITA Acquires Alitalia Brand for EUR90 Mln – Marketwatch
Alitalia is dead. Long live Alitalia! To the surprise of absolutely nobody, ITA will become Alitalia. It has now won the brand in the auction for a lot less than originally expected. I am shocked, shocked I say.