Articles tagged “airlines”

Airlines Implement Contingency Plans to Maintain Capacity During Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Airlines Implement Contingency Plans to Maintain Capacity During Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Gerald Porter Jr., Bloomberg

Because the Boeing 737 Max is such a new jet, most airlines don't have that many of them. That means many carriers still may operate a near-normal schedule while the airplanes are grounded.

20 hours ago

Southwest’s Tentative Agreement With Mechanics May End Labor Dispute

Southwest’s Tentative Agreement With Mechanics May End Labor Dispute

Associated Press

In a court filing, Southwest accused mechanics of slowing down the airline's operation due to a labor dispute. Southwest may have been able to absorb the possible slowdown had that been the only issue affecting operations. But once the FAA grounded all Boeing 737 Max jets, Southwest had to solve this problem.

1 day ago

The Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max Crash Leads to One of the Strangest Weeks Ever in Aviation

The Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max Crash Leads to One of the Strangest Weeks Ever in Aviation

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

The worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max fleet “out of an abundance of caution” is a break with the FAA’s traditional data-driven approach to accident investigations. Could this mean an end to the way safety decisions have been made?

5 days ago

Why Cathay Pacific Now Wants a Piece of the Low-Cost Market

Why Cathay Pacific Now Wants a Piece of the Low-Cost Market

Kyunghee Park and Natalie Lung, Bloomberg

To paraphrase economist John Maynard Keynes, when the facts change, you've got to be prepared to change your mind.

7 days ago

Airlines Pollution Levels Are Going Through the Stratosphere

Airlines Pollution Levels Are Going Through the Stratosphere

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

It's the travel industry's dirty secret. Hundreds of millions of new passengers are coming, and there’s no solution to pollution or carbon emissions in sight.

1 week ago

Airlines Tap New Tech to Sell Each Other’s Fares

Airlines Tap New Tech to Sell Each Other’s Fares

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Investor 777 Partners has bought tech company Air Black Box, while online agency Kiwi has taken a stake in reservation system AeroCRS. These deals hint at a growing interest among airlines to use tech to build marketing alliances that differ from traditional codeshares. The true winner may be smaller airports, which stand to gain traffic.

1 week ago

Travel Advisors Can Be Part of Overtourism Solutions

Travel Advisors Can Be Part of Overtourism Solutions

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Overtourism is becoming a bigger problem for popular destinations, having a negative impact on local communities as well as on the visitor experience. Travel advisors can help the situation by suggesting alternatives to crowded places and times to take trips.

2 weeks ago

Submissions Now Open: Introducing the Skift Design Awards 2019

Submissions Now Open: Introducing the Skift Design Awards 2019

Rafat Ali, Skift

Brands that make life more seamless or more fulfilling win the long-term journey for loyal customers. This is accomplished through intentional design of built environments, digital services, and experiences, and that's what Skift Design Awards will uncover and recognize. Submissions are now open!

2 weeks ago

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

Dennis Schaal, Skift

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal have stirred up debate about the path toward a sustainable travel future. She's right on time — and hopefully not too late.

2 weeks ago

Where Are the Female Airline Executives?

Where Are the Female Airline Executives?

Brian Sumers, Skift

There are remarkably few top female executives at airlines. This needs to change — and soon.

3 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Labor Shortages Force a Wake-Up Call

Travel Megatrends 2019: Labor Shortages Force a Wake-Up Call

Dennis Schaal, Skift

From cockpits to guest rooms, the travel and tourism industry confronts a dire need in finding and training qualified job applicants to fill their needs. Training and rewarding workers in even the lowest-paying jobs is vital because they can make or break a brand or a trip.

3 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: Why Travel Should Be Optimistic About 2019

Skift Podcast: Why Travel Should Be Optimistic About 2019

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear the reasons the travel industry could be in for a good year — or the factors that could steer 2019 off course.

1 month ago