Articles tagged “american airlines”

American Airlines Delays Resuming Hong Kong Flights Over Mandatory Coronavirus Testing

American Airlines Delays Resuming Hong Kong Flights Over Mandatory Coronavirus Testing

Ankit Ajmera and Jamie Freed, Reuters

A standoff over mandatory coronavirus testing in Hong Kong further sets back the recovery timeline for U.S. airlines.

2 days ago

How Fraudsters Bilked American Airlines and Citibank in Frequent Flyer Schemes

How Fraudsters Bilked American Airlines and Citibank in Frequent Flyer Schemes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines have complete control over their frequent flyer programs. They can take your miles for nearly any reason. It is probably not a good idea to try to defraud them.

5 days ago

Top Public Health Professionals Slam American, Other Airlines for Filling Up Their Planes

Top Public Health Professionals Slam American, Other Airlines for Filling Up Their Planes

David Shepardson and Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

"We don't think it's the right message." That's coming from the head of the CDC to U.S. airlines looking to load up their airplanes. We'll go a step further: Bad message and bad business.

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

U.S. Airlines Seek Revenue From ‘Visiting Friends and Relatives’ Travel

U.S. Airlines Seek Revenue From ‘Visiting Friends and Relatives’ Travel

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. carriers had identified travelers visiting friends and relatives as a bright spot, even amid the Covid-19 pandemic. But as cases continue to rise, some travelers may change their minds and cancel their plans.

2 weeks ago

How United Airlines Is Crowdsourcing Corporate Clients to Rebuild Routes

How United Airlines Is Crowdsourcing Corporate Clients to Rebuild Routes

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Admire the simplicity of United Airlines’ plan to rebuild its route network for businesses — but question its accuracy.

3 weeks ago

Do U.S. Airlines Have a Legal Right to Bar Passengers Who Don’t Wear Masks?

Do U.S. Airlines Have a Legal Right to Bar Passengers Who Don’t Wear Masks?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Just wear a mask on an airplane. It's not that hard, and it keeps everyone safer.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines Seeks $3.5 Billion in New Financing

American Airlines Seeks $3.5 Billion in New Financing

Sabahatjahan Contractor, Reuters

With the green shoots of recovery emerging, is this a final push from American Airlines to see it through to the other side?

3 weeks ago

How JetBlue Just Flouted Airline Industry Norms by Launching New Routes

How JetBlue Just Flouted Airline Industry Norms by Launching New Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines are highly competitive businesses. Usually, the routes announced Thursday would engender a massive competitive response. But is there an appetite for that now? Hard to say.

3 weeks ago

White House Gives September 1 Deadline for Stalled Airline Contact Tracing Plan

White House Gives September 1 Deadline for Stalled Airline Contact Tracing Plan

David Shepardson, Reuters

With concerns of a second wave growing, there's going to be mounting pressure to conclude discussions over the best way to collect data from passengers.

1 month ago

No Stroopwafels, Fancy TV Screens? How U.S. Air Travel May Change Beyond Tackling Health Concerns

No Stroopwafels, Fancy TV Screens? How U.S. Air Travel May Change Beyond Tackling Health Concerns

Brian Sumers, Skift

Covid-19 will change the flying experience for a long time, as people take precautions to avoid getting sick. But it'll also change flying for another reason. Airlines are taking on considerable debt, and they'll need to cut costs as they try to repay it, at least until revenues improve.

1 month ago

American and United Diverge on Summer Recovery Expectations

American and United Diverge on Summer Recovery Expectations

Brian Sumers, Skift

American and United are taking different approaches in the Covid-19 recovery. Each has valid reasons for their strategies, which seem rooted in how they view the U.S. market's potential.

1 month ago