Articles tagged “airlines”

Skyscanner Shows Tenacity to Overcome Challenges Selling Airline Tickets on Mobile

Skyscanner Shows Tenacity to Overcome Challenges Selling Airline Tickets on Mobile

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Why is shopping for flights on mobile devices much harder than for TVs and clothes? A few reasons. Skyscanner may be delivering fixes soon, though the industry has promised fixes for years.

18 hours ago

Lufthansa Starts Deep Job Cuts After State Rescue

Lufthansa Starts Deep Job Cuts After State Rescue

Emma Thomasson, Reuters

You knew this was coming. Lufthansa will cut a fifth of its management positions, plus about 1,000 other jobs.

1 day ago

Second Half Blues and 12 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Second Half Blues and 12 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In coronavirus travel stories this week, Skift covered the prospect of a disappointing second half of 2020, travel managers assessing the worth of sending employees on trips, whether hostels in Singapore are doomed, and how under-visited destinations may get a boost in the recovery.

4 days ago

How U.S. Airlines Are Trying to Stop the Pandemic Spreading on Flights

How U.S. Airlines Are Trying to Stop the Pandemic Spreading on Flights

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

People will debate whether these airline efforts amount to "health theater" or not for months to come.

6 days ago

German Covid-19 ‘Heroes’ on First Foreign Flight to Greek Island

German Covid-19 ‘Heroes’ on First Foreign Flight to Greek Island

Renee Maltezou, Reuters

The first foreign flight to reach a Greek regional airport since the start of coronavirus pandemic arrived on Monday. It carried German workers who helped fight the coronavirus.

1 week ago

Hospitality’s Devastating Loss and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Hospitality’s Devastating Loss and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift covered hospitality job losses, the stalled travel recovery, how Covid-19 upset megatrends, and whether airlines can bar passengers without masks.

2 weeks ago

Airline Industry Tangles With Trump Administration Over Temperature Checks

Airline Industry Tangles With Trump Administration Over Temperature Checks

David Shepardson and Tracy Rucinsk, Reuters

Airlines need all the help they can get in restoring consumer confidence to fly, but the White House may not be aligned with that mission.

2 weeks ago

How Mexico’s Largest Airline Is Navigating the Pandemic

How Mexico’s Largest Airline Is Navigating the Pandemic

Korey Matthews, Skift

Most air travelers are probably going to be traveling domestic for awhile. That could be especially good news for Volaris as it recovers from the pandemic. Find out why.

2 weeks ago

American Airlines Warns Flights May Be More Crowded in July

American Airlines Warns Flights May Be More Crowded in July

Sanjana Shivdas, Tracy Rucinski, and David Shepardson, Reuters

In a sign of recovering domestic tourism, American Airlines will no longer restrict the number of seats sold on flights beginning July 1.

2 weeks ago

Rethinking Skift’s 2020 Travel Megatrends in a Pandemic World

Rethinking Skift’s 2020 Travel Megatrends in a Pandemic World

Skift

Right before coronavirus brought the travel industry to its knees, we released our Megatrends Defining Travel in 2020. We've gone back and looked at those trends through the prism of the pandemic. Check out how things have changed.

2 weeks ago

Marriott’s Post-Pandemic Playbook and 18 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Marriott’s Post-Pandemic Playbook and 18 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift covered Marriott's strategy, the Skift Travel Tracker about consumer sentiment, how blocked seats on airlines and travel bubbles will impact business travel, and travel mergers that fell victim to the pandemic.

3 weeks ago

Accelya to Buy Farelogix in Airline Tech Rollup

Accelya to Buy Farelogix in Airline Tech Rollup

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vista, the investor behind this merger of airline tech vendors Accelya and Farelogix, is no private equity tourist. The firm has committed tens of billions to technology businesses, and it shows signs of having the wherewithal to grow Accelya into a long-term player in airline tech services.

3 weeks ago