Photo taken from MSNBC/Reuters media.
Photo taken from MSNBC/Reuters media.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week:

  • Delta buys stake in Virgin Atlantic – As was speculated last week, Delta and Virgin Atlantic confirmed that Delta would buy a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines, becoming more competitive in the New York City to London market. (Delta)
  • Southwest Airlines to add no-show fee next year – Budget carriers, such as Southwest, are doing everything they can to survive. Though they’ve never charged a change fee for customers altering dates on their itineraries, Southwest is set to impose a fee in 2013 for passengers who don’t show up to the airport without changing first. (USA Today)
  • JetBlue announces Philly slots to Boston – Philadelphia residents will soon have another choice than the almost-monopoly that US Airways has on the Philly-Boston route – JetBlue. (
  • Security personnel at JFK Airport threaten to strike for X-mas travel – About 300 security employees at New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport are threatening to walk off right before the Christmas holiday rush. (USA Today)

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