Articles tagged “airline seats”

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Airplane Seat Size, Hotel Fees Should Be Disclosed Up-Front, Fed Panel Says

Airplane Seat Size, Hotel Fees Should Be Disclosed Up-Front, Fed Panel Says

Joan Lowy , Associated Press

Airlines and hotels should be forced to disclose their fees up-front. Now that some airlines are cramming as many seats in the plane as possible, they should let you know the seat specs before you book. That would be a nice improvement.

4 years ago

Lufthansa Expands Services With CheapOair Even as Airline Pursues Surcharge

Lufthansa Expands Services With CheapOair Even as Airline Pursues Surcharge

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Lufthansa is being pragmatic. The airline knows its differences with the global distribution systems will get sorted out, one way or another, over the long term. In the meantime it still needs travel agencies such as CheapOair to sell its tickets and ancillary services.

5 years ago

New Adjustable Economy Seat Concept Makes Room for One and All

New Adjustable Economy Seat Concept Makes Room for One and All

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Intelligent design by SII — now we just need a smart airline to buy these.

5 years ago

Southwest Gives Flyers an Extra Half Inch of Seat Room

Southwest Gives Flyers an Extra Half Inch of Seat Room

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Amid flyers' fear of ever-shrinking seats, a half inch is apparently something to celebrate. We're still waiting for the tides to turn and carriers to reinvest in comfort.

5 years ago

JetBlue to Unveil Bag Fees and New Types of Fares in the Second Quarter

JetBlue to Unveil Bag Fees and New Types of Fares in the Second Quarter

Dennis Schaal, Skift

JetBlue's changes are all part of the evolution of JetBlue from a low cost carrier to one that navigates a middle ground between Spirit and Southwest, one the one hand, and American, United and Delta, on the other, all in the name of maximizing profit and pleasing Wall Street.

5 years ago

United’s Seat Squeeze Equals 14 Additional Aircraft

United’s Seat Squeeze Equals 14 Additional Aircraft

Dennis Schaal, Skift

U.S. airlines, including United, are finally making sustained profits and they are scrambling to reward shareholders. Employees, such as Delta's, who participate in profit-sharing plans will benefit but there is only lip-service being directed at benefiting another important stakeholder -- passengers. Too bad.

5 years ago

The New JetBlue Will Have More Bag Fees and Less Legroom

The New JetBlue Will Have More Bag Fees and Less Legroom

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's somewhat amusing that JetBlue states its mission is to "Inspire Humanity." As the airline's revenue initiatives highlight, JetBlue's latest mission actually is to win over skeptical shareholders and increase the bottom line.

5 years ago

The Convertible Airline Seat Design That Has Aviation Experts Buzzing

The Convertible Airline Seat Design That Has Aviation Experts Buzzing

Marisa Garcia, Skift

In aviation, change takes time and patience pays off. We might have once thought pigs would fly before Butterflies, but airlines could be ready to fly convertibles.

5 years ago

TripAdvisor Finds Cramped Seats, Crying Kids Among Flyers’ Big Complaints

TripAdvisor Finds Cramped Seats, Crying Kids Among Flyers’ Big Complaints

Bangkok Post

Southeast Asian airlines have a huge ancillary revenue opportunity in offering flyers in the region increased legroom on long-haul flights. Wi-Fi, according to the TripAdvisor survey, is not a priority.

5 years ago

The Math Behind Airlines’ Chaotic Boarding Practices

The Math Behind Airlines’ Chaotic Boarding Practices

Roya Wolverson, Quartz

Airline executives have to make a tough choice between speed and organization, all the while knowing passengers will complain with either option.

6 years ago

Southwest Turns Discarded Leather Seats Into Soccer Balls

Southwest Turns Discarded Leather Seats Into Soccer Balls

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With the soccer ball angle, Southwest should have announced this recycling program during the World Cup. No worries, there is a good message about the environment and smart business here, and it is all sustainable.

6 years ago

Airbus Patented a Plan to Make Airplane Travel Even More Uncomfortable

Airbus Patented a Plan to Make Airplane Travel Even More Uncomfortable

David Yanofsky, Quartz

In a perfect world Airbus would be doing this in an effort to sue anyone who tried to make flyers this uncomfortable. But we don't live in a perfect world.

6 years ago