Articles tagged “american airlines”

Should Major Carriers Be More Transparent About Their Relationships With Regional Airlines?

Should Major Carriers Be More Transparent About Their Relationships With Regional Airlines?

Brian Sumers, Skift

PSA Airlines has been in the news lately. But do travelers have any idea what PSA is? Is this a problem? Should passengers have a better idea what regional airline they're flying? Or doesn't it matter?

1 day ago

Airlines Push Back on Trump Asking Government Not to Use Their Flights for Separated Kids

Airlines Push Back on Trump Asking Government Not to Use Their Flights for Separated Kids

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Kudos to the airlines for stepping up on President Trump's policies forcing children to be separated from their parents. It would be great to hear from more executives across the entire travel industry about taking a collective stand versus Trump. Let's not forget the travel ban.

2 days ago

American Airlines Looks to Downsize With Executive Buyouts and Job Cuts

American Airlines Looks to Downsize With Executive Buyouts and Job Cuts

Brian Sumers, Skift

American probably does have too many executives for an airline of its size. And considering the stock is down, this is probably not a bad time to cull the ranks. If everything goes well, passengers will probably not notice any changes.

3 days ago

American Airlines Isn’t Sure When It Will Fix Computer Issues at One of Its Regional Airlines

American Airlines Isn’t Sure When It Will Fix Computer Issues at One of Its Regional Airlines

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's never a good sign when an airline admits it has a technological issue and is not sure when it will fix it. The best advice is for travelers to avoid PSA Airlines. But most passengers book with American Airlines and have no idea what regional carrier is actually operating the flight. That's a problem.

3 days ago

American Airlines Agrees to $45 Million Settlement in Collusion Lawsuit

American Airlines Agrees to $45 Million Settlement in Collusion Lawsuit

Mary Schlangenstein and Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

Now that American Airlines and Southwest have agreed to pay up in the three-year-old lawsuit, what will Delta and United do?

7 days ago

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American Airlines Expands its Shuttle Service to Help Business Travelers Go on ‘Autopilot’

American Airlines Expands its Shuttle Service to Help Business Travelers Go on ‘Autopilot’

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines’ new commuter shuttle connecting New York LaGuardia and Chicago O’Hare airports aims to give business travelers an experience that's more efficient than ever.

2 weeks ago

Why the Threat of U.S. Airline Strikes Might Be a Thing of the Past

Why the Threat of U.S. Airline Strikes Might Be a Thing of the Past

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The U.S. aviation landscape has changed a lot over the last decade with a series of mergers cutting the number of carriers. Not only has this shored up their financials, but it has also made strike action less likely. A good thing for management maybe but not so good for employees looking for a better deal.

2 weeks ago

Emirates President Won’t Rule Out More U.S.-Europe Nonstop Flights

Emirates President Won’t Rule Out More U.S.-Europe Nonstop Flights

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's funny. Fifth Freedom flights — those are routes where an airline flies from a place other than its home country — account for roughly 1 percent of Emirates' capacity, according to the airline's president. And Emirates has only two such routes to the United States. But it's a hot topic among airline insiders, and it doesn't sound like that will change.

2 weeks ago

American Not Ready to Resume Commercial Ties With Etihad and Qatar Airways

American Not Ready to Resume Commercial Ties With Etihad and Qatar Airways

Brian Sumers, Skift

Journalists grilled American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on Sunday about world affairs. It was unusual, considering he usually answers questions about capacity, or the passenger experience. But airlines are global businesses that rely on free trade agreements and deals negotiated by diplomats. Recent protectionist moves by some governments may not bode well for airlines.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines Lose Tolerance for Money-Losing Flights as Fuel Prices Rise

U.S. Airlines Lose Tolerance for Money-Losing Flights as Fuel Prices Rise

Brian Sumers, Skift

Nothing refocuses airline executives like rising fuel prices. If they continue to creep up, expect airlines to cancel more marginal routes.

3 weeks ago

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American Airlines Expands Its European Footprint With New Seasonal Routes

American Airlines Expands Its European Footprint With New Seasonal Routes

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is tapping into secondary European markets with new routes to destinations that are growing increasingly popular with travelers, such as Iceland, Budapest, and Prague.

1 month ago

It’s Getting Easier to Redeem Frequent Flyer Miles: New Study

It’s Getting Easier to Redeem Frequent Flyer Miles: New Study

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's becoming easier for travelers on many airlines to use frequent flyer miles. That's the good news. But many airlines are only making the cheapest award tickets available on flights where the cash fare is low. In many cases, that means airline miles aren't as valuable as before.

1 month ago