Articles tagged “alaska airlines”

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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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?

3 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.

3 months ago

Alaska Airlines and El Al Team Up on Loyalty

Alaska Airlines and El Al Team Up on Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska is launching a loyalty partnership with yet another outlying international air carrier. At this rate, it doesn't need to fully join an airline alliance.

3 months ago

Delta to Make It Easier to Keep Elite Status After a Major Life Event

Delta to Make It Easier to Keep Elite Status After a Major Life Event

Brian Sumers, Skift

Has anyone noticed that U.S. airlines are taking customer satisfaction more seriously now than a few years ago? It's a good trend.

3 months ago

Alaska Air Slows Its Growth as It Focuses on Absorbing Virgin America

Alaska Air Slows Its Growth as It Focuses on Absorbing Virgin America

Brian Sumers, Skift

Alaska has always been a growth airline. But after acquiring Virgin America, it slowed slightly. Next year, the growth should pick up again. That should be good news for customers, as more capacity can spur lower fares.

4 months ago

Alaska Airlines Leverages Virgin America Acquisition to Compete Aggressively on Loyalty

Alaska Airlines Leverages Virgin America Acquisition to Compete Aggressively on Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska's continued efforts to appeal to transcontinental airline passengers is creating lucrative bonuses for frequent flyers.

5 months ago

Airlines Strike a Delicate Balance When Selling Discount Tickets

Airlines Strike a Delicate Balance When Selling Discount Tickets

Brian Sumers, Skift

Are you seeing more discounts in advance from Alaska Airlines? Maybe you're seeing fewer cheap seats in advance from United? This isn't a fluke. Both airlines have made changes to revenue strategies in recent months.

5 months ago

JetBlue and Alaska Feel Pinch From New U.S. Transcontinental Fare War

JetBlue and Alaska Feel Pinch From New U.S. Transcontinental Fare War

Brian Sumers, Skift

If you've invested in Alaska Airlines or JetBlue Airways, you'll feel squeezed by this transcontinental fare war. But if you're a traveler, you'll love it.

6 months ago