Airlines give speed-dating a try in Las Vegas

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...give-speed-dating-a-try-in-las-vegas/2944203/

    Airport executives from across the world were here this week hoping to strike it big, not at gambling, but at speed dating.

    No, the airport executives weren't in Las Vegas to meet a new spouse – but they were looking for new partners – as in airlines. And the effects from those Vegas speed dates could eventually be felt at an airport near you.

    It's all part of the annual 19th annual World Routes conference, a forum that pairs airport and airline executives. The purpose? Airports get to make their case to airlines for why the airlines should add or expand flight offerings at their airports.

    "The simple explanation is that it is a bit like speed dating," explains Nigel Mayes, Routes' Vice President – Commercial.
    Routes' signature approach lets airline and airport officials schedule meetings in a series of rapid-fire, one-on-one sessions in which the airports can make their pitch for airline service.

    Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...give-speed-dating-a-try-in-las-vegas/2944203/
     
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    Not something I have to do anymore, but well, it's worth a try. [for some]. :):cool:
     
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    Next up at LAS: Speed Divorce
     
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    Leather and Silk :p That is what the photograph seems to suggest Harley's Leather with St. Petersburg's Silk ;)
     
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    Airlines already know how to do speed divorce. Look at the changes in alliances and partnerships over the last few years. Also, a few carriers seem to engage is chronic adultery.
     

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