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Hugo Martin

Hugo Martin covers the travel industries, including airlines and theme parks, and writes the weekly Travel Briefcase column for the Business section. A native Californian, Martin was part of the Metro staff that won three Pulitzer Prizes in 1993, 1995 and 1998. He was also on the Travel section staff that won the Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers in 2008. He is an avid outdoorsman, gardener and Lakers fan.
If you're a 'non-elite,' expect to wait around when American Airlines cancels or delays a flight

A policy memo to American Airlines employees says elite status fliers and first- and business-class passengers get rebooked first in the case of a delay or cancellation, even if it means rebooking on a competitor. Non-elite fliers? Not so much.

Spirit Airlines to add Wi-Fi on all flights — for a price

Low-fare carrier Spirit Airlines plans to begin installing satellite-based Wi-Fi on all its planes starting in November.

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