Articles tagged “air canada”

Air Canada CEO Prefers Trump to Trudeau When it Comes to Aviation Policy

Air Canada CEO Prefers Trump to Trudeau When it Comes to Aviation Policy

Frederic Tomesco and Greg Quinn, Bloomberg

The headline here is politics, but for frequent flyers, that's probably not the most interesting part. There are some good nuggets about Air Canada's fiscal relationship with Aeroplan, its independent frequent flyer program. It sounds like it may change in 2020.

2 weeks ago

What’s the Next Step for Airline Premium Economy?

What’s the Next Step for Airline Premium Economy?

Brian Sumers, Skift

A surprising number of airlines held out against adding premium economy as long as they could. But now most big airlines have added it or plan to. That's good news for passengers who want a little bit more space at a reasonable price.

3 weeks ago

Why Some Airlines Are Investing Big in Food for Their Best Passengers

Why Some Airlines Are Investing Big in Food for Their Best Passengers

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's little comfort to the average coach customer, but airlines are spending big money to improve food for higher-value customers. Just remember, it's still airline food, reheated in a tiny galley, so it may never be award-winning cuisine.

4 weeks ago

Air Canada Wants to Fly More U.S. Travelers Through Canada and Overseas

Air Canada Wants to Fly More U.S. Travelers Through Canada and Overseas

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Air Canada may face questions from investment analysts who seek reassurance that it is resisting its old instinct to redistribute profits to its customers by adding flights.

1 month ago

Air Canada and United May Try Again for U.S.-Canada Anti-Trust Immunity

Air Canada and United May Try Again for U.S.-Canada Anti-Trust Immunity

Brian Sumers, Skift

Air Canada and United still dominate the majority of U.S.-Canada routes, so it's hard to see how anti-trust immunity helps consumers. But it certainly would make the airlines more formidable competitors.

1 month ago

Video: Air Canada’s President Reveals His Airline’s Global Ambitions

Video: Air Canada’s President Reveals His Airline’s Global Ambitions

Brian Sumers, Skift

Since 2009, Air Canada has reinvented itself, taking delivery of new Boeing 787s, improving passenger cabins, and adding international routes to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The airline's management, including Benjamin Smith, deserves credit for making Air Canada relevant again.

5 months ago

Air Canada President: Business Class Customers Don’t Like Surprises

Air Canada President: Business Class Customers Don’t Like Surprises

Brian Sumers, Skift

Air Canada's Ben Smith is right. Air Canada's newish international business class is at least as good as first class was a decade or two ago. That's probably why travelers who fly it tend to rave about it.

6 months ago

Air Canada Profits Rise on Lower Fuel Costs

Air Canada Profits Rise on Lower Fuel Costs

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Lower fuel and oil costs have a very direct impact on the travel industry, raising profits for airlines but lowering the number of hotel stays for oil company employees and executives.

11 months ago

5 Travel Brands Winning on Social Media for the Week Ending December 13, 2014

5 Travel Brands Winning on Social Media for the Week Ending December 13, 2014

Joyce Manalo, Skift

With only a few weeks left before 2014 ends, travel brands are already seeing a rise in activity on Twitter. Hopefully, airlines and hotels have been able to staff their Twitter social media care teams with enough relief.

2 years ago

5 Travel Brands Winning on Social Media for the Week Ending December 6, 2014

5 Travel Brands Winning on Social Media for the Week Ending December 6, 2014

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Aligning the brand message with the meaning of home and the feeling of belonging during the holidays is like a gift that gives back.

2 years ago

Air Canada Bets on Listicles and Badges to Engage Frequent Flyers

Air Canada Bets on Listicles and Badges to Engage Frequent Flyers

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The idea of an frequent flyer community coming together to share travel tips and engage in good-natured competition is a lofty concept; however, we wouldn't bet on these busy executives investing substantial time and energy toward connecting or creating on the Air Canada platform.

2 years ago

5 Travel Brands Winning on Social Media for the Week Ending October 3, 2014

5 Travel Brands Winning on Social Media for the Week Ending October 3, 2014

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Travel brands that cultivate a place for fans to express their enthusiasm for their goods and services or connect with other like-minded fans will be rewarded.

2 years ago