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Growing Alliances, Fruitful Partnerships, and New In-flight Offers - Analyst Notes on American Airlines, Delta, United, Alaska Airlines, and Spirit

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NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL), United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), and Spirit Airlines Incorporated (NASDAQ: SAVE). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


American Airlines Group Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, American Airlines Group Inc. (American Airlines) announced that US Airways and TAM Airlines have completed their transition to oneworld - marking the biggest single-day expansion of the world's leading quality airlines alliance. The landmark addition of these airlines was celebrated at TAM's Sao Paulo hub, attended by the CEOs of the alliance's established member airlines. US Airways' regional affiliates, operating as US Airways Express, also transitioned to oneworld, following US Airways' recent merger with American Airlines. Commenting on the transition, oneworld Governing Board Chairman, and IAG Chief Executive, Willie Walsh said, "By adding TAM Airlines and US Airways, oneworld will consolidate its leading role within Latin America and on flights between the region and both the United States and Europe. These two new partners bring outstanding quality and scale to the alliance, further strengthening its position as the best option for frequent international travelers." The full analyst notes on American Airlines Group Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Delta Air Lines, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 2, 2014, Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta) announced that it has taken another major step in its partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways by relocating some of its key services to join Virgin Atlantic at Heathrow Terminal 3. Delta informed that it has moved its arrival and departure terminal for several important business markets including its London to New York-JFK, London to Boston, and new London to Seattle services to Heathrow's Terminal 3, in order to provide more convenience to its passengers. For example, on the world's most important business travel market between London Heathrow (Terminal 3) and New York JFK (Terminal 4), Delta and Virgin Atlantic will now operate from the same terminal, making it easier for Delta and Virgin Atlantic passengers to manage their travel plans including any last minute flight changes. The full analyst notes on Delta Air Lines, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


United Continental Holdings Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 1, 2014, United Continental Holdings Inc. (United) announced that it has joined the Wishes in Flight campaign of the Make-A-Wish foundation. In this campaign, when MileagePlus members donate miles to Make-A-Wish, United will match the miles to help support wishes that involve travel for children and their families. Commenting on the wish campaign, Praveen Sharma, United's Vice President of Loyalty and Business Development remarked, "Even in United's business of flying customers around the world every day, we still appreciate the magic of flight and just how special air travel can be. We are delighted to give the gift of travel and join Make-A-Wish in connecting deserving children to wonderful experiences across the globe." The full analyst notes on United Continental Holdings Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Alaska Air Group, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On April 2, 2014, Alaska Air Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Alaska Airlines, and The Nature Conservancy are celebrating the earth month and have invited adventure lovers to help them choose their favorite conservation project in the West, while entering for a chance to win a seven-night trip for two to Montana's Pine Butte Guest Ranch. "The Nature Conservancy has demonstrated strong leadership in many of the communities we serve," says Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' Vice President of Marketing. "We're pleased to partner with the world's largest conservation organization." The Company stated that by simply visiting its dedicated facebook website and voting for one of six conservation projects, they are automatically entered into the Nature's Adventure Sweepstakes. The project that receives the most votes will be announced at noon June 2, 2014, on Alaska Airlines' Facebook page, and the winning project and The Nature Conservancy will receive a $60,000 donation from the airline. The Nature's Adventure Sweepstakes will end on May 31, 2014. The full analyst notes on Alaska Air Group, Inc are available to download free of charge at:


Spirit Airlines Incorporated Analyst Notes 

On April 1, 2014, Spirit Airlines Incorporated (Spirit) announced that it is introducing its Mother of All Sleeper beds (M.O.A.S.) - a full flat-bed seat in a slim-line, light-weight design - which will be available for purchase on its Airbus A320 family aircraft, beginning April 1, 2025. One hundred private suites among the five-hundred M.O.A.S. beds will also be available for purchase. Ben Baldanza, Spirit's CEO stated, "We are pleased to offer customers the option to save money on a hotel by offering an unparalleled in-flight sleeping experience. We are proud to be the first ultra-low fare carrier to give customers the freedom to choose an in-the-belly flat-bed experience." The full analyst notes on Spirit Airlines Incorporated are available to download free of charge at:


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