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American introduces a new business-class fare that includes first-class perks – TPG
I don’t understand this. American is introducing Flagship Business Plus which is the same onboard experience but with First Class amenities on the ground. The means you can use Flagship First check in, Flagship First Dining, and get a third checked bag for free. The couple markets I saw it filed in showed a $400 premium each way… but you won’t get most of the benefits anyway. Flagship First check-in is only in Chicago, LA, London, Miami, and New York/JFK. Flagship First Dining is only in Dallas, LA, Miami, and New York. If they want to get more people to use the First Class amenities, they should user targeted upsells for people who will actually be able to use it.
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Spirit Airlines Postpones Special Meeting of Stockholders Until June 30, 2022 – Spirit Newsroom
I was really hoping we’d know the outcome of the vote by now, but nay… we have to wait another 20 days. This tells me that Spirit didn’t have the votes to get the deal pushed through. Frontier says it won’t up its offer, but we’ll see if that’s true. If so, then JetBlue may very well
lose win this battle. Congratulations… to Frontier, if that happens.
When Alitalia Personnel Saved Jews From a Pogrom – Haaretz
Alitalia/ITA may be the Worst Airline Ever but thanks to reader Geoff for sending me this article of something good the airline’s employees did long ago.