Swedish Air Force bombs Sweden, Delta CEO “Demand Strong”, Delta Connection fleet size, Alitalia to re-nationalize? SAS cancels 700 flights and more travel news!

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Time to catch up on a bunch of very interesting travel headlines over the past week. Also, if you have not checked your “My Trips” on Delta.com today you may find a strange new “Business Trip” tag on some of your flights. I have reached out to @Delta and we will see what they say or if they even answer. Now on to the headlines:

As always, I welcome comments on these stories or if you have others that you enjoyed? If you have some, please include a link to the story. – René


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  1. “Every consolidation that occurs in every industry is accomplished for one purpose, and that is to reduce competition,” Crandall said. That statement is usually but not always correct.

    Mergers can be pro-competitive where they allow smaller companies to achieve the scale to compete with larger rivals. The Alaska/Virgin America merger is an example. By getting bigger, Alaska can more easily compete with behemoths like Delta that would love nothing more than to crush it out of existence. Another merger involving Alaska that gave it a nationwide route network would be even more beneficial to promoting competition in the airline industry.

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