Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith is Airlines Editor at Skift and Airline Weekly. He can be contacted via [email protected]

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Airline Weekly

United’s Fascinating First Quarter

Fresh out of United's Q1 earnings call, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss the headline numbers and critical trends facing the U.S. carrier.

United’s Fascinating First Quarter

Airlines

Allegiant Flight Attendants Agree ‘Game-Changer’ Labor Deal, Wages to Rise up to 41.2% 

Union bosses have said the agreement sets a new benchmark for U.S. flight attendants across the industry.

Allegiant Flight Attendants Agree ‘Game-Changer’ Labor Deal, Wages to Rise up to 41.2% 

Airlines

British Airways Expands ‘£1 Fare’ Option to All Flights

Loyalty programs are huge business for many airlines, with fierce competition for well-heeled frequent fliers. BA will be hoping these changes make its Avios scheme more attractive to existing and future customers.

British Airways Expands ‘£1 Fare’ Option to All Flights

Airlines

Airlines Extend Middle East Route Diversions and Cancellations

The new week brings a relative stabilization after a tense weekend, however many airlines are still avoiding parts of the region.

Airlines Extend Middle East Route Diversions and Cancellations

Airlines

Lufthansa Takes €350 Million Hit From Strike, Slashes Yearly Forecast

The German airline group has warned that increasing tension in the Middle East could also affect its bottom line.

Lufthansa Takes €350 Million Hit From Strike, Slashes Yearly Forecast

Airline Weekly

Delta’s Premium Power

Delta’s many years of investment in premium services are paying off handsomely. Thanks to revenue strength – even corporate revenues are now reviving – Delta is managing inflation better than most.

Delta’s Premium Power

Airlines

Norwegian Air CEO Shares the Secret to Surviving Low-Season Lulls

Geir Karlsen leads an airline that defied the odds (and many critics) to bounce back from the edge of extinction.

Norwegian Air CEO Shares the Secret to Surviving Low-Season Lulls

Airlines

Top 10 Most On-Time Airlines Revealed – Is Your Favorite On The List?

There are more than a few surprises in the global top 10, with multiple flag carriers, and even a budget airline, vying for first place.

Top 10 Most On-Time Airlines Revealed – Is Your Favorite On The List?

Airline Weekly

Why Delta’s Flying High

In this week’s episode, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat dig into Delta’s latest earnings report to find out what’s making the U.S. carrier one of the industry’s biggest success stories.

Why Delta’s Flying High

Airlines

Why Has Lufthansa Canceled Flights to Iran But Austrian Airlines Keeps Flying?

The cancellations come as U.S. intelligence reports suggest an attack on Israeli assets by Iran or its proxies could be imminent.

Why Has Lufthansa Canceled Flights to Iran But Austrian Airlines Keeps Flying?