Internet Brands To Be Acquired by KKR For $1.1 Billion

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts — also known as KKR, a global investment firm — has announced that it will acquire Internet Brands from Hellman & Friedman LLC and JMI Equity, according to this press release. Although the amount of capital to consummate this acquisition has not been publicly released, Internet Brands — the company which owns FlyerTalk, vBulletin and greater than 100 other Internet web sites — announced…

PEOPLExpress to Launch Service on June 30, 2014

“What would motivate you to try a ‘new’ airline?” asked FlyerTalk member RoadWarriorChi after reading in the news about PEOPLExpress launching a new airline service on the east coast of the United States, using Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport as its hub and Norfolk as its base of operations. “I started thinking about how many airlines have come and gone in my 40 years and was wondering what would motivate me to try a new airline and whether or not it is possible in this day and age for a new air carrier to come to market and strike a cord with frequent flyers.” You can reserve flights as early as…

Earn 750 Bonus Aeroplan Miles For Reward Stays at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Properties

This is a refreshingly simple promotion for what I consider to be one of the most complex frequent flier loyalty programs. Earn 750 bonus Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program miles for reward stays at Starwood Hotels & Resorts properties by December 31, 2014 when you redeem through July 31, 2014. In addition…

Excessive Dog Excrement Forces Emergency Landing

I could not fabricate this story if I tried. The excrement of a dog during flight reportedly resulted in an emergency landing of the aircraft operating as US Airways flight 598 from Los Angeles to Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Flight attendants supposedly ran out of paper towels while attempting to clean up a second mess left in the aisle by the large dog, which reportedly defecated three times during the flight — resulting in some passengers becoming ill, causing the diversion of the flight to Kansas City. Once the aircraft landed…

Another Runway Under Construction Causes Commercial Flights at Airport to Cease Temporarily

If you are planning to travel to or from Chippewa County International Airport at Kincheloe anytime between Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:00 in the morning through Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 11:00 in the morning, plan on using an alternate mode of transportation, as commercial flights will be unavailable temporarily to allow for major improvements to the main runway of the airport by replacing the cement surface on the main runway with asphalt in order to improve safety and security at the airport. This is unlike other runway construction projects currently under way at international airports such as…

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