Articles tagged “airlines”

Ryanair Fights With Booking Sites Even as It Tries to Imitate Them

Ryanair Fights With Booking Sites Even as It Tries to Imitate Them

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair has little hope of becoming a Booking.com or Expedia but it could find new revenue streams if it convinces other airlines to enable it to sell their flights on Ryanair's sites.

20 hours ago

Ryanair Accused of Using Strikebreakers to Solve Berlin Shutdown

Ryanair Accused of Using Strikebreakers to Solve Berlin Shutdown

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Ryanair had plenty of disputes with unions over the years and often called for governments to intervene. The fact that an agreement has been reached at another German airport means a resolution might not be too far away in Berlin.

2 weeks ago

American Express Clamps Down On Points Churners — Skift Business Traveler

American Express Clamps Down On Points Churners — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Those in the habit of cyclically signing up for credit cards solely for the points may soon be out of luck thanks to a new strategy coming from American Express.

2 weeks ago

Air Travel Is the Latest Casualty of China-Korea Tensions

Air Travel Is the Latest Casualty of China-Korea Tensions

Dong Lyu and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

As global travel companies and destinations try to get more business from Chinese travelers, how much of a roadblock will international conflicts be? Recent tensions with South Korea may provide a hint.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Airports Hopeful Trump Will Help Them Reach $100 Billion Target for Improvements

U.S. Airports Hopeful Trump Will Help Them Reach $100 Billion Target for Improvements

Alan Levin and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Airlines For America thinks the Airports Council International-North America is overstating its budgetary needs and the two groups disagree about leveling a new passenger fee at the airport. Sounds like your basic landlord-tenant squabble although taxpayers and flyers will feel the impact from the outcome.

3 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

Delta Air Lines Is Bullish Despite So-So February

Delta Air Lines Is Bullish Despite So-So February

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta may not make as much money as expected in the first quarter, but the airline will be fine. Along with Southwest Airlines, it tends to be one of the best performers in the U.S. airline industry.

3 weeks ago

And What a Year It Was — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

And What a Year It Was — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It was a year of surprising change in corporate travel. By embracing some of the innovations that are commonplace in leisure companies, travel management companies are slowly bringing themselves into the 21st century.

4 weeks ago

Amadeus’ Bet on Hotel Services Is Beginning to Pay Off

Amadeus’ Bet on Hotel Services Is Beginning to Pay Off

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus says it is pulling off its promised trick of staying profitable despite margin pressure on its mainstay airline services business. This year much depends on how well its reservation system projects with Southwest Airlines and IHG go.

4 weeks ago

A Germaphobic Traveler Shares Some Travel Hacks

A Germaphobic Traveler Shares Some Travel Hacks

Maxwell Williams, Bloomberg

It's a good idea to bring Clorox wipes to disinfect hotel rooms. But how many travelers actually do it? If Jeff Klein never forgets, as he claims, he has an impressive record.

1 month ago

Is Warren Buffett Scheming to Buy a U.S. Airline?

Is Warren Buffett Scheming to Buy a U.S. Airline?

Bloomberg, Katherine Chiglinsky, Mary Schlangenstein and Lisa Du

Anything can happen, and trying to predict the future is a fun game. Still, it seems unlikely that anyone — even Warren Buffett — would want to take an airline private. As one analyst said, airlines generally don't make the best leveraged buyout candidates. But, hey, wouldn't it be fun to be surprised?

1 month ago

National Geographic’s New TV Direction — Digital Marketing News This Week

National Geographic’s New TV Direction — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Does National Geographic's push into original scripted TV signal that the industry is shifting away from bland travel reality shows and snooze-worthy programming about cruises and Las Vegas? We sure hope so.

1 month ago