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New York (AirGuide - Airline News North America) Feb 3, 2013

American Airlines American Airlines offers 2 fares without change fees. American Airlines is experimenting with eliminating change fees for customers who pay more for a standard ticket. American is offering Choice Essential and Choice Plus fares, which do not include a $150 charge for changing reservations. Jan 30, 2013

American Airlines, Airbus American Airlines aims to purchase more Airbus A320 airplanes. American Airlines filed a motion in Bankruptcy Court to purchase more airplanes from the Airbus A320 family, but the carrier did not publicly disclose any details. The carrier's original order with Airbus in 2011 was for 130 airplanes through 2017, and subsequently 130 A320neo airplanes beginning in 2017 Jan 31, 2013

American Airlines, Qatar Airways American Airlines, Qatar Airways sign code-share deal. Qatar Airways and American Airlines have come to a code-share agreement. Starting in February, the deal will apply to nonstop flights between Doha, Qatar, and the U.S., flights that connect at the carriers' European hubs such as Paris and London, and other routes Jan 29, 2013

Boeing Chief engineer behind 787 says aircraft is safe. The chief engineer behind the Boeing 787 assured the public that the Dreamliner is safe at a news conference on Wednesday. "I am 100% convinced that the airplane is safe to fly," Mike Sinnett said. A couple of 787s experienced issues this week.E Jan 29, 2013

Boeing Dreamliner is facing the usual "teething problems," expert says. National Transportation Safety Board member, said the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is facing the usual "teething problems" common to new aircraft. "We are flying more airplanes that have been engineered to be safer," he said Jan 29, 2013

Delta Air Lines Delta postpones implementation of new checked baggage policy with multiple ticketsE. Delta Air Lines, which announced a new policy last year, effective Jan. 15, 2013, to no longer check bags to a final destination when multiple tickets are presented at check in, has postponed the policy. No new effective date was provided. In explaining the delay, Delta said that it seeks to "further assess implications, to better understand any applicable regulatory requirements, and to provide travel partners with additional time to evaluate potential adjustments to ticketing practices associated with such a policy." Delta's announcement can be foundEhere. Jan 28, 2013

FareCompare.com Experts predict higher air fares, more bundles in 2013. Air travel experts are predicting higher airline fares in 2013, continuing the rising price trend seen in 2012. "I wouldn't be surprised to see airfares rise like they did this year, between 3 and 6% domestically," said FareCompare.com co-founder Rick Seaney. Airlines are also expected to enhance their "bundling" services, which would allow customers to be more selective about ancillary services and products associated with their flights Jan 29, 2013

Frontier Airlines "Frontier Airlines today announced the launch of an updated, more customer-friendly homepage. OCustomers will see fare deals and specials front and center when they visit FlyFrontier.com,O said Daniel Shurz, FrontierOs senior vice president, commercial. OThe booking tool is now easier to use and customers will get to all the information they need very quickly.O Frontier has also enhanced its mobile experience. Now passengers can check in, check their flight status, book flights, and view existing reservations and travel alerts from their phone or mobile device, at m.flyfrontier.com. Other enhancements have recently been made to the website as well. All customers on all fare types can now select seat assignments and purchase Stretch and Select seating at any time after booking their flight by visiting the My Flights tab on the homepage. When customers book at FlyFrontier.com, Frontier guarantees the best travel value with its Low Fare Guarantee. Additionally, with every fare bought at FlyFrontier.com, customers earn more miles, choose an assigned seat, and get more perks. With FrontierOs Classic and Classic Plus fares at FlyFrontier.com customers receive additional benefits like two free bags, free DirecTV, and no itinerary change fees. With the redesign, it is now easier to access all of these benefits of booking at FlyFrontier.com. Sign up for email updates at FlyFrontier.com/email-alert to receive special discounts and promotions only available to FrontierOs email subscribers. Special offers are also available by following us on Twitter at Twitter.com/FlyFrontier or by liking us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FlyFrontier. Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (RJET). About...

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