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Aviation Industry Updates: May 25, 2021

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United Airlines Boasts Exclusivity & Prestige Over American & Delta | Here’s Why

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  • Historically, a flag carrier referred to the airline(s) owned by the government of their home country and closely linked to the national identity of that country. Over time, the colloquial definition has loosened to include privately-held airlines as well that still represent their nation.

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Aviation Industry Updates: April 27, 2021

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Cashed-up Leisure Travelers Are Splurging on Premium Seats

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  • Flush with cash and a record number of air miles after a year on the ground, leisure travelers are splurging on premium seats for their first trips back.
    The popularity of these lucrative seats — especially among passengers who’d usually shoehorn into economy — is an unexpected boon for airlines weathering a crisis that’s forecast to have cost them a staggering $174 billion in losses by the end of 2021.

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Aviation Industry Updates: April 20, 2021

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Delta’s Return To Profitability | Here’s How They’ll Do It Without Biz Travel

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  • Delta made news earlier this week when it said from May 1 it would no longer block middle seats, a coronavirus-mitigation tactic that Delta will be the last to abandon. This, despite the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting this week that an empty middle seat reduces virus transmission.

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