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Emirates Skywards Chief Shares Six Airline Loyalty Lessons

In a break from the strategy of many U.S. airlines, Emirates’ Skywards program is being used to boost loyalty for the airline without a heavy financial focus.

Emirates Skywards Chief Shares Six Airline Loyalty Lessons

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A Lump Sum and Flight Benefits: American Airlines Posts Severance Package for Former Exec Vasu Raja

Vasu Raja’s severance package includes a payout of his base salary until January 31, 2025 and flight benefits. He’s also eligible to receive a lump sum payout of $968,750 after the severance period ends.

A Lump Sum and Flight Benefits: American Airlines Posts Severance Package for Former Exec Vasu Raja
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Air Taxis to LAX? Southwest in Deal With Archer Aviation 

The partnership between Southwest and Archer Aviation will bring eVTOLs to California airports, but the timeline is currently unclear.

Air Taxis to LAX? Southwest in Deal With Archer Aviation 

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Lufthansa Group Cuts Outlook as Flagship Carrier Struggles to Break Even

The Lufthansa Group lowered its outlook for 2024 due to negative market trends — particularly in Asia — and aircraft delivery delays that have afflicted most of the industry.

Lufthansa Group Cuts Outlook as Flagship Carrier Struggles to Break Even

Airline Weekly

Qantas’ Flight From Perth to Paris

In this week's podcast, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss Qantas' latest ultra long-haul endeavor and ask what it tells us about the carrier's wider commercial strategy.

Qantas’ Flight From Perth to Paris

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Boeing 737 Max Delays Cost Norwegian Air $3.2m in Second Quarter

An upbeat assessment for summer 2024 came with a warning for 2025, as Boeing 737 Max delivery problems continue to impact plans for further growth.

Boeing 737 Max Delays Cost Norwegian Air $3.2m in Second Quarter

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Delta Falls Short of Expectations as It Grapples With Seating Surplus

Delta, which has consistently been one of the most profitable U.S. airlines, slightly underperformed in the second quarter, partly due to an oversupply of domestic seats. That could signal trouble for domestic carriers this summer.

Delta Falls Short of Expectations as It Grapples With Seating Surplus

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Australia to Paris Nonstop Launches Friday. 17+ Hours in Economy, Anyone?

The Perth to Paris route marks the latest ultra-long haul service from Qantas. Even longer nonstop links from Sydney to New York and London are due to follow.

Australia to Paris Nonstop Launches Friday. 17+ Hours in Economy, Anyone?

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Riyadh Air Inks Partnership With Delta. Plus CEO Tony Douglas on Global Ambitions

The partnership is one of the most notable for the Saudi Arabian startup, which is looking to launch its first flights next year.

Riyadh Air Inks Partnership With Delta. Plus CEO Tony Douglas on Global Ambitions

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Is This the End for Airline Greenwashing? Meet the CEO Who Thinks He Has the Answer

In recent months, several big-name airlines have been accused of greenwashing. Could independent, AI-driven data put an end to the confusion for consumers and corporate travel departments?

Is This the End for Airline Greenwashing? Meet the CEO Who Thinks He Has the Answer