Articles tagged “american airlines”

Qatar Airways Plans to Take Up To a 10 Percent Stake in Nemesis and Partner American Air

Qatar Airways Plans to Take Up To a 10 Percent Stake in Nemesis and Partner American Air

Tony Robinson, Bloomberg

Qatar's unsolicited move to take as much as a 10 percent stake in American is not a done deal. Anyone can buy American shares on the open market but the airline's board and U.S. regulators would have to approve it. American doesn't plan on changing its anti-Qatar strategy.

1 day ago

American Airlines to Drop Contentious Uniforms Within Three Years

American Airlines to Drop Contentious Uniforms Within Three Years

Brian Sumers, Skift

American has defended its uniforms, but it received a lot of bad press for months. It finally decided to try to change the narrative by switching uniform providers. That was probably the right decision.

2 days ago

American Airlines May Serve the Best Burger at JFK — But Only for Elites

American Airlines May Serve the Best Burger at JFK — But Only for Elites

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airplane food generally is mediocre because the on-board cooking process makes it difficult to reheat a hamburger — or anything else. It makes sense to feed premium customers on the ground, where they will enjoy the meal more.

2 days ago

American Airlines CEO: Trump’s Staffing Gap Hurts Effort Against Gulf Carriers

American Airlines CEO: Trump’s Staffing Gap Hurts Effort Against Gulf Carriers

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American, United and Delta are finding a sympathetic audience in the corridors of power regarding their dispute with the Gulf carriers. It's only a matter of time before the issue moves up higher on Trump advisor Steve Bannon's white board.

6 days ago

American Airlines Reverses Plan to Shrink Legroom on Some Planes

American Airlines Reverses Plan to Shrink Legroom on Some Planes

Brian Sumers, Skift

In today's airline landscape, legacy carriers generally offer between 30 and 32 inches of seat pitch. Discount airlines give customers 28 or 29 inches. American Airlines had planned to shrink some seats to 29 inches, but customers complained. The plan is off. That's good news.

1 week ago

Business of Loyalty: The Assault on Redemptions and Airline Loyalty

Business of Loyalty: The Assault on Redemptions and Airline Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

Are old-school U.S. airlines too focused on short-term profits and competing against low-cost carriers to deliver a quality product to their loyal passengers?

2 weeks ago

United Brings Back Hot Food on Some Routes — But Only in Economy Plus

United Brings Back Hot Food on Some Routes — But Only in Economy Plus

Brian Sumers, Skift

United is making a sound business decision by rewarding its best customers. But in recent years, we've seen the chasm grow between the flying haves and have-nots. This will only further that trend.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines Launches Flagship Airport Dining for Top-Tier Fliers

American Airlines Launches Flagship Airport Dining for Top-Tier Fliers

Grant Martin, Skift

American Airlines has a new lounge for ultra-premium passengers at JFK. Good luck getting in though.

3 weeks ago

United President Says Passengers Should Get Used to Tight Coach Seating

United President Says Passengers Should Get Used to Tight Coach Seating

Brian Sumers, Skift

We like Scott Kirby because of his honesty. He's right. Travelers may say they want comfort, but most value price over everything else.

4 weeks ago

American Airlines Seats and Services Are Finally Living Up To Its Marketing

American Airlines Seats and Services Are Finally Living Up To Its Marketing

Colin Nagy, Skift

American promised a bold vision with its ad campaigns. And it seems to be coming true.

4 weeks ago

Warren Buffett Reveals Bigger Stake in Southwest and American Airlines

Warren Buffett Reveals Bigger Stake in Southwest and American Airlines

Associated Press

The legendary investor's firm, Berkshire Hathaway, is doubling down on its previous $9 billion bet on the sector by buying more shares of American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The resulting push up in share price means this has been a good time to be an airline investor.

1 month ago

American Airlines Will Now Factor Annual Spend Into Upgrade Priority

American Airlines Will Now Factor Annual Spend Into Upgrade Priority

Grant Martin, Skift

A new upgrade process coming to American Airlines next week will prioritize wealthy travelers over those on a budget.

1 month ago