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What really killed SkyMall
What really killed SkyMall

Say bon voyage to a friendly in-flight travel companion for the past 25 years. SkyMall has crashed. Last week, SkyMall LLC, which publishes the well-known in-flight catalog, and its parent company, Xhibit Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Phoenix court. SkyMall has suspended operations and fired nearly a third of its staff. The company’s interim management says it's hoping to keep the SkyMall brand alive through a sale. But it’s difficult to see who the buyer would be considering major airlines, such as Delta and Southwest, already have canceled their deal to carry the catalog on their planes and other airlines are likely to follow as the company faces...

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