Articles tagged “airlines”

United Pilots Blame Its Regional Carrier and Local Police for Dragging Debacle

United Pilots Blame Its Regional Carrier and Local Police for Dragging Debacle

Associated Press

Passengers don't give a rip about the differences between United and its regional carriers. Their tickets said "United" and so have all the resulting headlines.

2 weeks ago

Virgin America’s Ex-CEO Talks Candidly About Google’s Pushy Strategy

Virgin America’s Ex-CEO Talks Candidly About Google’s Pushy Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

During the decade he ran Virgin America, David Cush couldn't always speak freely. But now Cush can discuss how airlines struggle with Google's mobile land grab.

2 weeks ago

Watchdog Group Asks Whether Laptops in Cargo Hold Create a Safety Risk

Watchdog Group Asks Whether Laptops in Cargo Hold Create a Safety Risk

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Flight Safety Foundation asks a sound question. Is it safe for passenger airliners to transport hundreds of laptops in the cargo hold? Security authorities, who are more concerned about terrorism than spontaneously combusting batteries, have downplayed the issue. But it's a genuine concern.

2 weeks ago

Warren Buffet Has Faith in Airline Stocks but Other Investors Aren’t so Sure

Warren Buffet Has Faith in Airline Stocks but Other Investors Aren’t so Sure

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Warren Buffett is a top-notch investor with a strong track record. Let's assume he's in this for the long term, and not so worried about month-to-month capacity fluctuations.

4 weeks ago

Tourism Flow to Victoria Falls Draws Flights and Lodging Investments

Tourism Flow to Victoria Falls Draws Flights and Lodging Investments

Richard Holmes, Skift

For tourism operators surrounding Victoria Falls, the fabled Zambezi river god Nyami Nyami appears to be smiling on them at last. After years in the tourism wilderness, the tide has turned and business is booming in the northern reaches of Zimbabwe.

4 weeks ago

Metasearch Tech Is Turning Skyscanner Into a Branded Airline Storefront

Metasearch Tech Is Turning Skyscanner Into a Branded Airline Storefront

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Skyscanner is becoming an online shop-window for airlines, providing a branded experience that's similar to the airline's own sites. Behind this move is a technological upheaval that's scrambling commercial alliances.

4 weeks ago

Why Flights Are So Cheap (And You Might Hate Yours): 5 Podcast Takeaways

Why Flights Are So Cheap (And You Might Hate Yours): 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Ultra-low-cost flights may be seductive, but nothing in life is free, including those airfare savings.

4 weeks ago

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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 months 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.

2 months ago