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Old May 28, 07, 12:36 am
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: LAX, BUR
Programs: AA Gold, Hilton Gold, UA, DL, NW, Starwood and Marriott peon
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Most of the big entertainment companies have contracts with UA. AA was dominant until a few years ago when they ceased the huge discounts they were offering.

Sony, Fox, Paramount and most of the high profile production companies are in the city. Warners, Disney and Uni/NBC are in the Valley. Disney and Uni do not have as significant operations in NY as the others do. Many of the divisions of WB (such as HBO) are in the city, not on the WB lot. Just doing the math there really isn't a big reason for anyone to shift. And, perhaps more importantly, most of the upper level execs live in the city, whether or not they work in the Valley.

(And just so people know where I am coming from: I have worked for most the companies mentioned, either on staff or freelance, over the last decade or so. And am fairly familiar with their travel contracts and procedures.)
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