Articles tagged “american airlines”

American Airlines Pushes for Logo to Receive Copyright Protection

American Airlines Pushes for Logo to Receive Copyright Protection

Tom Korosec, Bloomberg

American Airlines may get another shot at copyright protection for its new logo — an understandable desire, given how much work goes into a redesign.

10 hours ago

Alaska Airlines Mimics Larger U.S. Rivals by Adding No-Frills Fare Class

Alaska Airlines Mimics Larger U.S. Rivals by Adding No-Frills Fare Class

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Few people want to order the cheapest product, right? The airlines hope to use that psychological trick — along with heavy restrictions — to discourage customers from booking their bargain-basement airfares.

2 days ago

American Follows United in Making Top Elite Status Harder to Earn

American Follows United in Making Top Elite Status Harder to Earn

Grant Martin, Skift

For many, it may no longer be worth it to earn top-tier elite status on American, United, or Delta next year. Between recent changes to credit card earning structures and airlines constantly moving the goal posts for status qualification, it's just too hard for many to keep up.

6 days ago

Pilot Unions Say They Weren’t Warned of Boeing Safety Risk

Pilot Unions Say They Weren’t Warned of Boeing Safety Risk

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Modern jetliners are highly automated, and in many ways they're more sophisticated than humans. But sometimes the machines don't work as expected, which is why every airplane needs two qualified pilots trained for any situation.

6 days ago

American to Allow Early Boarding for Passengers with Nut Allergies

American to Allow Early Boarding for Passengers with Nut Allergies

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Let's hope more airlines join American and Delta in implementing this policy.

2 weeks ago

Wi-Fi Provider Gogo Is Hurt By American Airlines’ Tough Tactics

Wi-Fi Provider Gogo Is Hurt By American Airlines’ Tough Tactics

Brian Sumers, Skift

Will Gogo make it as a stand-alone company? It still does not look promising. It's odd because customers want in-flight Wi-Fi. But so far Gogo hasn't figured out how to do it and make a profit.

2 weeks ago

American Air Joins Peers in Making It Harder to Hit Top Loyalty Tier

American Air Joins Peers in Making It Harder to Hit Top Loyalty Tier

Grant Martin, Skift

In a move that will surprise few, American Airlines followed United this week by increasing the cost of entry into the top tier of its loyalty program. Next year, earning Executive Platinum status on American Airlines will require 25 percent more spend on the airline.

2 weeks ago

American Air Tells Analysts It Needs to Get Passengers to Buy More Expensive Seats

American Air Tells Analysts It Needs to Get Passengers to Buy More Expensive Seats

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines recently told investors they're making big revenue from premium-seat upsells. Not surprisingly, American wants a piece of that action. But it has some IT work to do first.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines Makes Elite Status Harder For These Credit Card Holders

American Airlines Makes Elite Status Harder For These Credit Card Holders

Grant Martin, Skift

Use it or lose it. That is apparently the reason American Airlines is making it more difficult now for some card holders to earn elite status as perks are removed.

4 weeks ago

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker may be posturing about leaving Oneworld, but he is indeed making alternative plans nonetheless.

1 month ago

Why American Airlines Is So Obsessed With On-Time Departures

Why American Airlines Is So Obsessed With On-Time Departures

Brian Sumers, Skift

Deep down, American Airlines President Robert Isom is an operations guy. We've rarely seen someone get so excited while talking about what it takes to make sure an airplane departs on time.

1 month ago

American Airlines Files Lawsuit Over Logo Copyright Denials

American Airlines Files Lawsuit Over Logo Copyright Denials

Bloomberg

The American Airlines dispute with the U.S. Copyright Office over the merit of its logo-copyright application is much more than an artistic debate — it would cost an exorbitant amount to have to repaint all of those airplanes.

1 month ago