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Airbus Sales Boss on Boeing’s Gains: ‘Every Dog Gets His Day’

Airbus Sales Boss on Boeing’s Gains: ‘Every Dog Gets His Day’

Christopher Jasper and Phil Serafino, Bloomberg

Boeing did well at the Paris Air Show. Airbus will still very much be around for the next one.

2 days ago

Etihad To Let Passengers Bid for Adjacent Seats Among Series of Revenue Moves

Etihad To Let Passengers Bid for Adjacent Seats Among Series of Revenue Moves

Deena Kamel Yousef , Bloomberg

Etihad may be able to squeeze some extra revenue by giving passengers the option of stretching out a bit more in the seats next to them but selling the seats would be a lot better.

3 days ago

Tour Operator That Brought American to North Korea Has Unprofessional Reputation

Tour Operator That Brought American to North Korea Has Unprofessional Reputation

Gerry Shih, Associated Press

The founder of Young Pioneer Tours left the company to form GN Tours, which at one point stood for Gross Negligence tours. That about says it all.

3 days ago

Carnival Says China Is a Good Long-Term Cruise Bet Despite Ongoing Struggles

Carnival Says China Is a Good Long-Term Cruise Bet Despite Ongoing Struggles

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corp. reminds us that China is a small part of its business — which is true. But if the market is going to become the world's largest as the company expects, there are a lot of complications to work through.

3 days ago

Keypr Unlocks $19 Million for Hotel Keyless Entry: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Keypr Unlocks $19 Million for Hotel Keyless Entry: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Investors used to be skittish about hospitality-tech startups. But this week's multi-million dollar investment rounds in Keypr, Pillow, and Cloudbeds suggest that the lodging software sector is maturing and isn't just about hotels anymore.

3 days ago

Norwegian Air CEO Is More Worried About UK Passenger Taxes Than Brexit

Norwegian Air CEO Is More Worried About UK Passenger Taxes Than Brexit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Although Gatwick is strategically important for Norwegian, its multiple subsidiaries' model means that it should be largely immune, and might even benefit, if the pound continues to struggle.

3 days ago

A Corporate Expense Giant in the Making — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

A Corporate Expense Giant in the Making — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Smaller players in the expense management marketplace are gearing up to take on Concur despite Concur's commanding lead in the sector.

3 days ago

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most passengers would love it if British Airways could keep flying a full schedule even while many of its flight attendants are on strike. But will regulators let British Airways wet-lease nine planes registered in Qatar?

3 days ago

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These fraudulent robocalls touting over-the-top and fraudulent travel deals are a scourge. Maybe a lot of them will stop now — but there are assuredly other scammers out there so travel brands, which are victims in addition to consumers, aren't home free yet.

3 days ago

Airbnb Is Testing a Luxury Service That Will Include Inspections for Quality Control

Airbnb Is Testing a Luxury Service That Will Include Inspections for Quality Control

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

"Airbnb Lux," here we come. No doubt Airbnb's earlier acquisition of Luxury Retreats will play a role here, too. Luxury hotel brands, you've been warned.

4 days ago

Beijing’s New $12.9 Billion Airport Will Be Battleground for Global Airlines

Beijing’s New $12.9 Billion Airport Will Be Battleground for Global Airlines

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

The new airport in Beijing will be able to host 45 million passengers a year when it opens in 2019, with the capacity to handle 72 million a year. We expect this mega-airport to steal share from regional rival hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore.

4 days ago

Qatar Airways Plans to Take Up To a 10 Percent Stake in Nemesis and Partner American Air

Qatar Airways Plans to Take Up To a 10 Percent Stake in Nemesis and Partner American Air

Tony Robinson, Bloomberg

Qatar's unsolicited move to take as much as a 10 percent stake in American is not a done deal. Anyone can buy American shares on the open market but the airline's board and U.S. regulators would have to approve it. American doesn't plan on changing its anti-Qatar strategy.

4 days ago