Are Airfares Too High… Or Just Right? Here’s How to Get Cheaper Airfares

Aug 03 2015

The old joke about how to become a millionaire quickly is to start off with a billion dollars and invest in an airline. The idea that airlines are profit-generating machines, earning unfair rates of return on the backs of consumers, is hard to square with this. Which view is right?

And more importantly, how do you get lower fares in the future than you have today?

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Will Intercontinental Hotels Buy Fairmont, and What Happens to Lifetime Fairmont Status?

Aug 02 2015

Last week market excitement ratcheted up over an IHG-Starwood combination, although that culminated in word from IHG that talks ended without a deal. (Starwood is still a potential acquisition target for Wyndham and Accor.)

Now it appears that IHG, the parent of Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, and related brands is looking at acquiring Fairmont.

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