Articles tagged “alaska airlines”

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in airline news, after years being unaligned, Alaska Airlines is joining Oneworld. The carrier is also ramping up its codesharing agreement with American Airlines to include international flights, potentially posing real competition for some of Delta's routes. Plus, with Air Italy's closure, yet another European airline bites the dust.

1 week ago

Alaska Airlines Joins Oneworld Alliance: What That Means for Flights Out of Seattle

Alaska Airlines Joins Oneworld Alliance: What That Means for Flights Out of Seattle

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

Alaska Airlines startled the airline world by announcing it will enter the Oneworld global alliance. It also plans to coordinate more deeply with American, especially after American launches London and Bangalore flights from Seattle. But will the two be able to compete with powerhouse Delta, which also flies internationally from Seattle?

1 week ago

Alaska Air Catches Up on Carving Out New Revenues

Alaska Air Catches Up on Carving Out New Revenues

Brian Sumers, Skift

Customers may not like so-called segmentation in airplane cabins. But almost every U.S. airline is using it to boost revenues.

4 weeks ago

Alaska Air Looks Beyond Discounting With New Creative Ways to Sell Fares

Alaska Air Looks Beyond Discounting With New Creative Ways to Sell Fares

Brian Sumers, Skift

At the typical airline, revenue managers take themselves very seriously. They don't like to do anything that could dilute their numbers. It's nice to see Alaska taking a fresh approach.

1 month ago

American and Alaska Make Further Cuts to Their Loyalty Partnership

American and Alaska Make Further Cuts to Their Loyalty Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

The loyalty linkage between Alaska and American hasn't been particularly fluid these last few years. Now it's getting even harder to take advantage of the partnership.

5 months ago

American and Alaska Airlines Cut Back Loyalty Ties

American and Alaska Airlines Cut Back Loyalty Ties

Grant Martin, Skift

Frequent flyers on both American and Alaska next March are losing a valuable channel through which they can book miles.

5 months ago

Amadeus Finds Growth in Businesses Outside of Distribution

Amadeus Finds Growth in Businesses Outside of Distribution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus deserves credit for making strides in reducing its dependence on its original core business of airline distribution. Few companies in any industry succeed in diversifying. But work remains to be done. Plus, the company may not be doing enough to capture Asia's potential as a market.

7 months ago

Alaska Airlines Pledges to Defend Home Turf Against Competition

Alaska Airlines Pledges to Defend Home Turf Against Competition

Brian Sumers, Skift

People joke that Alaska Airlines' name no longer makes sense. But the airline still has a huge franchise in the state. It's going to want to defend its turf.

7 months ago

2019 Innovators in Hospitality and Travel: Summer Edition

2019 Innovators in Hospitality and Travel: Summer Edition

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are some of the most inspiring innovations in design, service, and guest experience in hospitality and travel so far this year. The more the industry can cross-pollinate, learn from others, and experiment, the better it will be.

8 months ago

Alaska Air Exec Says Technology Makes or Breaks a Merger

Alaska Air Exec Says Technology Makes or Breaks a Merger

Brian Sumers, Skift

Alaska Airlines' merger integration for technology has been nearly flawless. That's great news, but the company has been so focused on it that it hasn't been doing much digital innovation. Let's see if that changes soon.

8 months ago

Virgin America Branding Disappears From U.S. Skies

Virgin America Branding Disappears From U.S. Skies

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's been a gradual process, but the Virgin America name is no more (save for a few interiors). But with Alaska Airlines retaining branding rights until 2039, could it make a comeback at some point?

9 months ago

New Loyalty Partnerships Launch Between Hilton and Lyft, Alaska and El Al

New Loyalty Partnerships Launch Between Hilton and Lyft, Alaska and El Al

Grant Martin, Skift

For those still loyal to the travel industry, a new spate of partnerships will now make it easier to earn miles and points across airlines, hotels, and shared cars. And with zero barrier to entry, some passengers may find a windfall.

9 months ago