Boeing May Have Software Problems Beyond the 737 Max

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Aircraft throttle on a Boeing 737 Max. Dimas Ardian / Bloomberg

Skift Take: The software system that caused two 737 Max crashes — MCAS — is well-known by now, and a fix is said to be under way. But Boeing may have even larger problems on its hands if reports of additional software problems on its next generation jets are verified.

— Rosie Spinks

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New Accor and Air France-KLM Loyalty Partnership Raises Bar For Targeting Biz Travelers

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An Air France Boeing 777-200 F-GSPE Olivier Cabaret / Flickr

Skift Take: Like a similar program now in place between American and Hyatt, the partnership between Accor and Air France-KLM aims to share customers between similar target markets. Unlike it’s American cousin though, this partnership is open to all loyalty tiers.

— Grant Martin

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Alaska Air Exec Says Technology Makes or Breaks a Merger

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Charu Jain, chief information officer of Alaska Airlines, spoke Thursday with Skift’s Madu Unnikrishnan at the Skift Tech Forum. She has been focused on merger integration issues. Skift

Skift Take: Alaska Airlines’ merger integration for technology has been nearly flawless. That’s great news, but the company has been so focused on it that it hasn’t been doing much digital innovation. Let’s see if that changes soon.

— Brian Sumers

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