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Industry Update and Commentary 4Jun10

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  • Bill Koumarelos
    Airlines in every region of the world has increased numbers of passengers this past month....EXCEPT for Europe. Delta will be discontinuing the service charge
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 3, 2010
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      Airlines in every region of the world has increased numbers of passengers this past month....EXCEPT for Europe.
       
      Delta will be discontinuing the service charge to redeem miles. But at the same time, increase the charge to re-credit.  [Very smart move, on the part of Delta. You earned the miles, it's kind of an insult to have to pay to redeem them.......let's hope UAL and all the rest play "follow-the-leader"]
       
      The government of Iraq has forced Iraqi Airways to go bankrupt.
       
      [This, of course, is in reaction to the threat of Kuwait seizing aircraft for war reparations. With IA out of commission, this means a big loss to both Boeing and Canada's Bombardier, for aircraft orders. Not to mention the fact the airline is ready for a comeback. What Iraq needs to do is have talks with Kuwait, to come to some kind of agreement. Keep in mind that Lufthansa was a bit of a restricted airline in the late 1940s-early 1950s. 
       
      Especially to Berlin. PanAm was the only airline, for many years, to fly into Berlin. Perhaps Iraq could come up with a similar kind of arrangement with another foreign airline, to do this until their own "Neueremberg"-like hearings are taken care of. Royal Jordanian would probably be the best candidate. Air France would be a good choice. Even Delta, since they acquired the DTW-SDA route that Northwest was awarded.]
       
       
       
       
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