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Articles tagged “american airlines”

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

Mary Schlangenstein and Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg

We've been saying for quite some time that Cuba's biggest challenges are on the ground and finding a place to stay, not getting there. It needs to find some solutions or more cutbacks are on the way.

6 days ago

As Cuba Mourns Castro, Havana Welcomes First Commercial U.S. Flight

As Cuba Mourns Castro, Havana Welcomes First Commercial U.S. Flight

Anne-Marie Garcia and Christine Armario, Associated Press

So far most U.S. travelers to visit Cuba since relations began to normalize in 2014 haven't traveled beyond Havana. While many Americans will likely choose Havana over less known cities while beach vacations are banned, the Cuban government should do more to make inter-city travel more convenient.

1 week ago

How Revenue-Based Loyalty Programs Changed the Way I Earn Points

How Revenue-Based Loyalty Programs Changed the Way I Earn Points

Grant Martin, Skift

Strategic and smart budget travelers could once keep up with the business class flyers in the rewards earning world. That world has changed now.

2 weeks ago

Airline Labor Groups Worry Industry Boom Won’t Last

Airline Labor Groups Worry Industry Boom Won’t Last

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Since U.S. airlines have been on the upswing for so long, airline workers are now preparing for how the next downturn will erode their gains in recent years.

2 weeks ago

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Betting Big on U.S. Airline Stocks

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Betting Big on U.S. Airline Stocks

Katherine Chiglinsky and Sonali Basak, Bloomberg

This is a classic contrarian move by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Investors have lost some patience recently with airline stocks, but clearly Buffett believes the nation's largest airlines still have considerable upside.

3 weeks ago

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

Brian Sumers , Skift

The good news is that Internet speeds on American Airlines will improve markedly. The bad? This will take "years," according to an airline spokesman. So travelers should be patient.

4 weeks ago

American, Not Delta, Will Receive Last Available U.S.-China Route

American, Not Delta, Will Receive Last Available U.S.-China Route

Brian Sumers , Skift

You would think one route would not be a big deal, but both American and Delta wanted this one badly. It will be interesting to see how Delta responds. If it wants, it could move its Tokyo-Shanghai frequency to Los Angeles-Beijing.

4 weeks ago

American Airlines Reveals New AAdvantage Perks, Acknowledges Existence of Secretive Elite Tier

American Airlines Reveals New AAdvantage Perks, Acknowledges Existence of Secretive Elite Tier

Grant Martin, Skift

American's 2017 elite program is about to launch, and to make it competitive with other carriers, the airline is massaging the program with a few more published benefits. That includes a few details about the airline's secretive Concierge Key benefits.

4 weeks ago

Here’s Why Many Airlines Feel They Need to Raise Fares

Here’s Why Many Airlines Feel They Need to Raise Fares

Brian Sumers, Skift

The era of deep airline discounts is far from over. But with U.S. carriers having some revenue problems, expect airlines to try to do what they can to raise ticket prices and earn more from ancillary fees. Investors are demanding it.

1 month ago

American Airlines to Officially Launch Premium Economy Cabin April 2

American Airlines to Officially Launch Premium Economy Cabin April 2

Grant Martin, Skift

American's premium economy cabin becomes official on April 2 though its incorporation is raising as many questions as it is answers.

1 month ago

American or United May Invest in Mexican Carrier Interjet

American or United May Invest in Mexican Carrier Interjet

Eric Martin, Bloomberg

Delta soon may own nearly half of Aeromexico, Mexico's only major global airline. Interjet, an all-economy class carrier, is a fine competitor — it has about 25 percent of the Mexican domestic market — but it doesn't have the reach of Aeromexico. Still, for United or American, Interjet would be a nice prize.

1 month ago

American, United and Delta Finally Invest in Business Class. Which Is Best?

American, United and Delta Finally Invest in Business Class. Which Is Best?

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Airline passengers are tough critics, but even the most hardened road warrior should agree that the premium cabin experience is much improved from five years ago. Now airlines should turn their attention to coach, right?

1 month ago