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June 17, 2013

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could decide whether airlines should be protected from lawsuits after mistakenly reporting a security threat. According to USA Today, the case involves Air Wisconsin Airlines reporting concerns about a pilot's mental state before he boarded the aircraft as a passenger. For full details of the case, read this blog post.

-The Paris Air Show is currently going on in France with both Boeing and Airbus touting pledges for big purchases of long-haul, wide-body jets. The Associated Press reports that Qatar Airways has put in orders for the Boeing 777 and Airbus announced that Doric Lease Corp. has pledged to purchase 20 A380s.

-And Airfarewatchdog.com founder, George Hobica, has new column on Huffington Post that provides the ins and outs on how to get elite frequent flier status quickly. "Airlines are competing for your business especially when carriers merge and become stronger. They know they can lure flyers away from other airlines because of their expanded network, and many flyers take the bait especially when media coverage touts the new airline's program," Hobica writes.

-Andrea Ahles



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