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Re: Norwegian Air to finally get U.S. license

Travel Rob ·
This is great news! And this license should really have an impact on trans-Atlantic prices.
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Re: Are airline alliances costing you $$$ on flights to Europe?

Travel Rob ·
Basically Norwegian Air told us the same thing and it's true. If the public supports Norwegian and other airlines that attempt to break the alliances trans-Atlantic hold, lower prices will follow. https://www.travelgumbo.com/blog/norwegian-air-1
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Can Channel Ferries survive new rules?

PHeymont ·
A few weeks ago, we wrote about the continuing popularity of the Channel ferries between Britain and the continent ( HERE ) Now a new issue has made the outlook less clear. The British Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Eurotunnel to either...
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Are airline alliances costing you $$$ on flights to Europe?

PHeymont ·
According to consumer advocate Chris Elliott, writing in Fortune, the answer is a big yes. He pinpoints the growth of the big three alliances (SkyTeam, OneWorld and Star), and the agreements among alliance members to coordinate services between the...
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Open Skies? Fair Skies? Gulf competition stirs debate

PHeymont ·
U.S. airlines, which have usually pushed for "open skies" agreements that have let them expand into new markets previously closed except to the local domestic carriers, are now asking the Federal government to slow down, and perhaps renegotiate some...
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AA talks tough on discount competition, sees change ahead

PHeymont ·
American Airlines, the world's largest air carrier, isn't planning to let any Davids mess with its Goliath market share. CEO Doug Parker says that if smaller rivals take advantage of fuel price drops to add seats and then discount them to take market...
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Fewer U.S. airports have real competition

PHeymont ·
Lots of planes, little competition. Scene at Newark Liberty, where United controls nearly 70% of the traffic   As the U.S. airline industry has consolidated, competitive options at U.S. airports have shrunk. With 80% of U.S. domestic air traffic...
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China's big balloon competition

PHeymont ·
Hot air balloons are always an attraction, especially when they're made up in bright colors. And when you get a large fleet of them together in one place...even more exciting.    That's the story from Xingyi, in China's Guizhou Province,...
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UPDATE: Justice Dept. sues over Delta/United Newark swap

PHeymont ·
  The U.S. Department of Justice has sued in U.S. District Court in New Jersey to block Delta and United from swapping their slots at Newark and JFK airports, saying that it is important to preserve competition at Newark. United already controls...
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World Architecture Festival: New reason to travel

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If you're a fan of architecture and your bucket list of travel destinations is running low, here's a new list for you to consider: the buildings and sites that have just won prizes at the World Architecture Festival, held earlier this month in...
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Norwegian Air to finally get U.S. license

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air will finally get its U.S. foreign-carrier certificate, after waiting through over 2 years of opposition and inaction.
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Architects and bakers team up for gingerbread competition

PHeymont ·
An annual gingerbread-house competition in Sweden has taken on a new twist as its sponsor, ArkDes, an architecture and design center, challenged the bakers to find solutions to Stockholm's growing housing crisis. With average waits for public or supported housing in the capital up to 8 years, the need for new construction is clear, and the ideas submitted ranged from high-rises such as those above mixed with low-rise to UFO-like structures. Gingerbread houses are a Christmas tradition, and...
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Frontier adds 42 routes; $39 intro specials posted

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Ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier is adding 42 new routes to its network, including two new cities in "over-priced and under-served" areas.
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