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Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines aviation.
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Wizz Air Thinks It Has a Simplicity Advantage Over Ryanair: Ryanair’s decision to morph into a group airline has opened up plenty of opportunities, with the individual carriers able to operate differently. But is there a downside? For Wizz Air, it’s all about keeping things simple.
AirAsia.com Starts Selling Competitors’ Flights via Kiwi.com Partnership: It’s finally happened. AirAsia.com is selling other airlines on its website and app. Powered by Kiwi.com, it’s a start. Getting direct contracts with airlines is next. Should online travel agencies continue to doubt AirAsia’s foray into their turf? “Believe the unbelievable,” CEO Tony Fernandes said.
In-Flight Events Are Starting to Slowly Lift Off: So far, these flying meetings are mostly exclusive, invite-only affairs, where sought-after execs network with one another while trapped on a plane.
More Companies Are Putting Their Events on Planes: The trend is starting to gain traction, albeit very slowly. Attendees seem to like it because it shakes things up and makes the travel itself less tedious.
Meditation Apps Battle for Airline Partners: If you think about it, airlines and meditation apps make a perfect pairing. Headspace currently has a stronghold when it comes to in-flight meditation, but the new Inscape and JetBlue partnership could chip away at its dominance.