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American Airlines jets are pictured. The airline is dropping a second U.S.-China route. Angus Mordant / BloombergSkift Take: American Airlines needs to shake thing up as its performance suffers. Getting rid of routes considered “colossal loss makers” seems like an obvious move. — Hannah SampsonRead the Complete Story On Skift

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United Airlines will charge more money for more desirable economy class seats that do not have extra legroom. Pictured is a United Express Bombardier CRJ700. United AirlinesSkift Take: This is a tough call. In some ways, what United is doing with preferred seats is unfair. It may make it harder for families to sit together. But at the same time,...

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Jet Airways, pictured here, is under investigation by India's Ministry of Corporate Affairs for potential wrongdoings such as diversion of cash. Shruti Srivastava / BloombergSkift Take: Jet Airways had hit enough rough air before news of a potential formal probe and it appears investors fear more trouble on the horizon. — Dan PeltierRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Air Canada up its ante and captured loyalty provider Aeroplan for $345 million. SkiftSkift Take: It took some takeover gamesmanship but Air Canada has Aeroplan back in its fold. It looks like a higher bid for the loyalty program was still a cheaper prospect than for the carrier to do it on its own. — Tom LowryRead the Complete Story...

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Delta Air Lines plans to use its first batch of Airbus A220s in key business markets where they can replace regional jets. Delta Air Lines Skift Take: Who says airlines don't prioritize passenger comfort? As long as carriers calculate passengers are willing to pay for a better experience, they will provide it. — Brian Sumers Read the Complete Story On...

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Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines Group, promised that the stock price of his company would hit $60 a share before the end of November. American is languishing at less than $40 a share, though. Christopher Goodney / BloombergSkift Take: Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines Group, made a jesting promise that the stock price of his company would hit...

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Skift Take: As the Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia alliance on services across the Tasman Sea comes to an end, Virgin will not take the snub from its Kiwi counterpart lying down. It is already flagging improved services and better frequent flyer rewards and trying to block rival Qantas from working with its former ally. — Allan LeibowitzRead the Complete Story...

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Bonny Simi, president of JetBlue Tech Ventures, spoke about her investment strategy at the Skift Global Forum in June. She was joined on stage by Christopher R. Hemmeter, managing partner of Thayer Ventures. SkiftSkift Take: JetBlue isn't the largest or strongest of the U.S. airlines. But it is betting its Silicon Valley venture firm will help catapult it past its...

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