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Why Meeting Planners Should—and Shouldn’t—Worry About Airline Strikes

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Recent news that pilots at American, Southwest, and United airlines are threatening to strike might be fraying the nerves of meeting professionals concerned about their upcoming events. Here’s a wrap-up of the latest news on airline pilot contracts, and some perspective on the possibility of a strike. Pilot strikes are rare.

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Meeting Profs Travel Report: Can ‘Broken’ U.S. Airlines Be Fixed? Senate Hearing Spotlights Consumer Frustrations, Airline Accountability

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McGee, senior fellow for aviation and travel, American Economic Liberties Project, told the Committee that “the nation’s airline industry is broken.” American Airlines is about to launch “New Distribution Capability,” which will make airfares more opaque than ever. Department of Transportation authority to oversee the airlines.

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Meeting Planners Travel Report: Airlines Get Poor Report Card

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. – Ed Bastian, Delta CEO on CBS This Morning Airline Satisfaction: Food is the Only Category Rising The JD Power 2023 North America Airline Satisfaction Study released on May 10 found that customer satisfaction with major airlines is down significantly for a second consecutive year.

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Airlines Are Shifting Flight Schedules, Complicating Meetings Travel

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In the case of airlines operating before the Covid pandemic, it was their business travelers who received preferences, one of which was more flights operating each week between big cities versus other destinations. There is, though, one bit of good news from the most recent batch of airline-passenger data: U.S.

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Could Airlines Drive New Date Patterns for Meetings?

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With major airlines’ daily flight volumes shifting to better accommodate leisure travelers, some meetings might benefit from a change in schedule. airlines—American, Delta, and United—offer 11,800 total flights, according to airline-industry data firm Milanamos. But some days have more flights than others depending on demand.

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TWT: AGs Demand Government Hold Airlines Accountable

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As airline passengers and travel planners take a collective breath and wish upon a star that the aviation chaos that occurred this summer will end after Labor Day, a group of very disgruntled Attorneys General have banded together and asked the Senate to make airlines accountable to state authorities.

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TWT: Airlines Get ‘Berned,’ Biz Travel Stats Spike

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Bernie Sanders Demands Airline Accountability, Airlines Blame FAA. I am writing today to urge you to take immediate action to substantially reduce the number of airline cancellations and delays in our country and protect the rights of airline passengers throughout our nation.”. “I

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