Articles tagged “american airlines”

United Complains Airbus Won’t Give It Competitive Prices

United Complains Airbus Won’t Give It Competitive Prices

Brian Sumers, Skift

We like United President Scott Kirby because he says what's on his mind. But something doesn't add up here. Is this the real reason United hasn't placed a new order for the A320 family of jets?

2 weeks ago

American Air Sees $500 Million in Cramming More Seats on Aircraft

American Air Sees $500 Million in Cramming More Seats on Aircraft

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

When airlines engage in competition like this they are simply in a race to the bottom. The more you become like the worst of the low-cost carriers, the harder it is to distinguish yourself from them.

3 weeks ago

Business of Loyalty: American Airlines Frequent Flyers Are in a Sour Mood

Business of Loyalty: American Airlines Frequent Flyers Are in a Sour Mood

Grant Martin, Skift

American's loyalty program members are hopping mad over recent changes. But will its woes evaporate like similar problems at Delta and United?

3 weeks ago

American Airlines Plans to Keep Prices Low on Competitive Routes

American Airlines Plans to Keep Prices Low on Competitive Routes

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The Great Fare War of 2017 will continue for the foreseeable future. Get those cheap tickets while you can, folks. You might never see fares this low again.

4 weeks ago

American Airlines Expects Irma Will Be Short-Term Blip on Revenues

American Airlines Expects Irma Will Be Short-Term Blip on Revenues

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines might have some trouble in the Caribbean longer term, but Florida should bounce back relatively quickly. That's good news for American and other U.S. airlines.

1 month ago

American Airlines Is Not Sure It Still Wants the Latest Airbus Widebody Jets

American Airlines Is Not Sure It Still Wants the Latest Airbus Widebody Jets

Benjamin Katz and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

We've heard the A350 is an impressive machine — both for fuel burn and passenger comfort. But U.S. airlines don't seem to want it in huge numbers. American, Delta and United have all deferred some orders recently. The good news for Airbus? Delta has at least started to take some deliveries.

1 month ago

American Considers Selling Few-Frills Economy Fares to Europe

American Considers Selling Few-Frills Economy Fares to Europe

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't hate American Airlines if it unbundles fares on some transatlantic routes. By flying discounters like Wow Air and Norwegian, travelers have shown how much they like cheap no-frills airlines. American needs to give the people what they want — $99 one-way fares to Barcelona.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air Is Already Driving Down Transatlantic Airline Fares

Norwegian Air Is Already Driving Down Transatlantic Airline Fares

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Low-cost carriers like Norwegian need to strike the right balance between a low-cost, reliable product, and decent service on the consumer side and sustainable business on the corporate in order to remain a threat to legacy carriers.

2 months ago

New Apps for the Airport Promise to Feed Time-Crunched Travelers Fast

New Apps for the Airport Promise to Feed Time-Crunched Travelers Fast

Brian Sumers, Skift

If this works at scale, it'll be appreciated by travelers in hub airports, where there's often not enough time to grab food between flights. But reliably delivering food to passengers waiting at gates is logistically difficult, if not impossible. We'll see if these new services can pull it off.

2 months ago

Airlines Pack More Seats Onto Each Plane and Manufacturers Try to Make Them Comfortable

Airlines Pack More Seats Onto Each Plane and Manufacturers Try to Make Them Comfortable

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines and seat manufacturers do try to make seats comfortable enough. But let's be clear: Travelers want tight seating. By their actions, most passengers have shown they want cheap prices over anything else. Airlines can only offer bargain fares if they pack planes with seats.

2 months ago

Airplane Turbulence Is Underreported Because of Lax Requirements

Airplane Turbulence Is Underreported Because of Lax Requirements

David Koenig, Associated Press

Strong turbulence may be underreported by U.S. airlines due to loose government regulations, but flyers still aren't likely to be injured by it.

2 months ago

Travelport CEO Is ‘Super Skeptical’ About American Airlines Strategy

Travelport CEO Is ‘Super Skeptical’ About American Airlines Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

American is creating a new distribution path that might tweak the role companies like Travelport play in distribution. Travelport boss Gordon Wilson tells us he's skeptical. We remain undecided.

2 months ago