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New York (AirGuide - Airline News North America) Jun 26, 2011

AirPlus International Airline fees may not be a big chunk of travel costs. Columnist Joe Sharkey said a new reporting service for corporate travel managers by AirPlus International offers insight into airline fees. AirPlus also released a report, which analyzed travel spending during the first quarter for a multinational company, which found that fees may not as big a chunk of travel costs as previously indicated. The AirPlus report found that fees represented only 3.1% of total travel spending of $2.3 million. In contrast, last yearOs Consumer Travel Alliance report said hidden fees added an extra 26% to 54% to the cost of a ticket. Jun 21, 2011

American Airlines AA talks with Airbus about buying 200 planes, sources say. American Airlines decide as soon as next month about breaking from Boeing jets in favor of Airbus narrow-body planes, sources said. The carrier is said to be discussing the purchase of 200 or more planes from Airbus. Jun 24, 2011

American Airlines, AirBerlin American Airlines and future oneworld alliance member, AirBerlin, have expanded their codeshare relationship to include airberlin's new service between New York's Kennedy International Airport and Berlin-Tegel. AirBerlin will fly the route four times per week. Global distribution systems will display the flights today for travel starting this Friday, June 24. With the addition of this new flight, the codeshare agreement between American and airberlin now encompasses the entire U.S. network of the second largest German carrier. airberlin launched its nonstop service - which operates Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays - between JFK and Berlin on May 1. Jun 20, 2011

American Airlines, Boeing Boeing and American Airlines to Accelerate Quieter, Cleaner Aviation Technologies. Reducing fuel consumption, carbon emissions and community noise are the focus as Boeing and American Airlines announced the airline will be the launch customer for the evolutionary ecoDemonstrator Program. A Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft will be used to flight test and accelerate the market readiness of emerging technologies. The American Airlines 737-800, and a twin-aisle airplane that will be announced at a later date, are serving as the flight test component for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Continuous Lower Energy Emissions Noise (CLEEN) program [ETH] along with other technologies developed by Boeing and...

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