News and notes from around the interweb:
- American Airlines reports that the employment agreement for their Chairman and CEO Doug Parker has been terminated at his request though this doesn’t change his role at this time. This seems like a symbolic gesture to earn goodwill from the airline’s employees following on unilateral offer of profit sharing he’s trying to demonstrate that the company values its employees and management doesn’t play by different rules.
Parker will no longer be contractually entitled to receive a set level of compensation and benefits, but he will continue to be the company’s chairman and CEO, the world’s largest airline by traffic said on Friday.
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- Priceline’s CEO resigned over a personal relationship with an employee of the company
- Carlson is selling its hotels to China’s HNA, the parent of Hainan Airlines and a number of other air and travel companies. This hasn’t been a big story for me because it’s not industry consolidation, it doesn’t eliminate a player on the board. So I’m thrilled to see this happen — since that means Club Carlson hotels aren’t being swallowed by another larger chain.
- The TSA Is Struggling to Fix Its Internal ‘Culture of Misconduct’
While Livingston is in good standing with the organization now, he was punished and had his pay docked two levels by superiors for reporting clear violations he saw while on the job. Livingston said that similar tactics and threats are used constantly by the TSA’s leadership.
- Reader Mark Orlowski has a Marketplace piece on staying connected while on the road
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