Articles tagged “air canada”

Canada Is Set to Weaken Laws on Foreign Ownership for Airlines and Railways

Canada Is Set to Weaken Laws on Foreign Ownership for Airlines and Railways

Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

Under this legislation in Canada, foreign concerns could own as much as 49 percent of Air Canada or WestJet Airlines. That's not likely to happen anytime soon, however.

5 days ago

Former Investor Darling WestJet Struggles as Canadian Airline Seeks to Reinvent Itself

Former Investor Darling WestJet Struggles as Canadian Airline Seeks to Reinvent Itself

Brian Sumers, Skift

Investors sometimes ask why Southwest Airlines has avoided straying too far from its roots. They wonder if it should assign seats, or add a business class cabin, or sell meals on board. But Southwest almost always prefers simplicity. Given how much WestJet — once a Southwest clone — has struggled as it has evolved, we now understand why Southwest is so conservative.

3 weeks ago

Air Canada Pilots Blame Fatigue and Bright Lights for Near-Miss in San Francisco Last Year

Air Canada Pilots Blame Fatigue and Bright Lights for Near-Miss in San Francisco Last Year

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Forget the recent Southwest Airlines incidents that have made some passengers skittish. Last summer, a tired Air Canada crew flying an Airbus A320 nearly struck four jets on the ground while trying to land their jet. It was a near-miss and would have been catastrophic. It should never happen again.

4 weeks ago

Airline Upgrades Lead to a Purloined Pillow Problem

Airline Upgrades Lead to a Purloined Pillow Problem

Brian Sumers, Skift

Why can't business class passengers have nice things? Here's one problem: When airlines upgrade their amenities, passengers often steal them.

1 month ago

Canadian Bill to Relax Foreign Ownership Laws on Airlines and Railways Hits a Snag

Canadian Bill to Relax Foreign Ownership Laws on Airlines and Railways Hits a Snag

Frederic Tomesco and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

The proposed bill establish new airline-passenger rights for customers in Canada, so that's good news for consumers.

1 month ago

Air Canada Follows Delta With Segmented Economy Cabins

Air Canada Follows Delta With Segmented Economy Cabins

Skift, Grant Martin

Air Canada's new spectrum of fare classes released may rub some casual and frequent flyers the wrong way. Everyone else may appreciate the precise targeting that the airline has built up for every type of traveler.

2 months ago

Air Canada Launches New Economy Fares to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

Air Canada Launches New Economy Fares to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

Grant Martin, Skift

A new series of fares just launched by Air Canada should make it easier for discerning travelers to pick the fare that suits them best – as long as they're willing to pay for it.

2 months ago

What to Expect From Air Canada’s New Loyalty Program

What to Expect From Air Canada’s New Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

There's much to look forward to with Air Canada's new loyalty program — as long as it doesn't copy too much from American carriers.

4 months ago

Why Air Canada Is Starting From Scratch With Its Loyalty Program

Why Air Canada Is Starting From Scratch With Its Loyalty Program

Brian Sumers, Skift

Like most airlines, Air Canada knows a lot about its customers. But in 2020, once it launches a new loyalty program, it will have more flexibility to slice and dice data to deliver personal offers to passengers. Let's hope customers don't find it creepy.

4 months ago

WestJet Thinks It Can Please All Flyers With Dual Strategy

WestJet Thinks It Can Please All Flyers With Dual Strategy

Frederic Tomesco and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Just because low-cost offshoots failed in the past, it doesn’t mean they’ll do the same now. WestJet’s dual strategy has a good chance of succeeding as long as there׳s a big enough difference between the two offerings.

6 months ago

Delta Air Lines Scraps Check-In for Users of Its iPhone App

Delta Air Lines Scraps Check-In for Users of Its iPhone App

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is a good development for passengers, who must wonder why they still have to check in for flights in 2017. But for many airlines, check-in still serves a valuable purpose.

8 months ago

Amadeus Wins Air Canada Contract as It Digs In Deeper in North America

Amadeus Wins Air Canada Contract as It Digs In Deeper in North America

Sean O'Neill, Skift

With this deal, the Madrid-based technology giant has scored another win in North America, after having finished moving Southwest Airlines to Amadeus' reservations platform earlier this year.

8 months ago