Articles tagged “american airlines”

White House’s $20 Billion Payroll Support Proposal Falls Short of Airline Demands

White House’s $20 Billion Payroll Support Proposal Falls Short of Airline Demands

Alexandra Alper, Reuters

It's not quite the CARES Act extension U.S. carriers wanted, as Washington's bailout offer is below the $25 billion they've been calling for.

2 hours ago

The Fall Of Discontent Starts For U.S. Airlines: 32,000 Furloughs to Start Thursday

The Fall Of Discontent Starts For U.S. Airlines: 32,000 Furloughs to Start Thursday

Tracy Rucinski, David Shepardson, Reuters

The real pain for U.S. airlines is about to start, as we all knew getting into this Fall season, after months of artificial life support by the government. There is still hope with a last minute government bailout.

11 hours ago

Forget Business Travelers, U.S. Airlines Now Battle Over Vacationers

Forget Business Travelers, U.S. Airlines Now Battle Over Vacationers

Brian Sumers, Skift

Not long ago, many U.S. airlines were focused on business travelers. They often neglected the leisure traveler. But Covid-19 changed everything.

3 weeks ago

Airlines Dropping Change Fees May Prompt Corporate Travel Agencies to Reevaluate Myriad Fees Too

Airlines Dropping Change Fees May Prompt Corporate Travel Agencies to Reevaluate Myriad Fees Too

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There could be a trickle-down effect from the elimination of fees to corporate travel management, but it’s unlikely business passengers were front of mind when the airlines made the call.

4 weeks ago

Not Every U.S. Airline Is Eliminating Change Fees in the Same Way

Not Every U.S. Airline Is Eliminating Change Fees in the Same Way

Brian Sumers, Skift

In the near future, airlines expect fewer business travelers will fly. That means they need to attract people going on vacation. And a lot of those consumers do not like change fees.

4 weeks ago

American and Delta Join United in Ending Domestic Change Fees

American and Delta Join United in Ending Domestic Change Fees

Brian Sumers, Skift

Because these are airlines, consumers will want to know: What's the catch. But there probably isn't one. Times are tough in the airline industry, and this is as good a time as any to end unpopular fees.

1 month ago

American Airlines Cuts October Schedule by 55 Percent

American Airlines Cuts October Schedule by 55 Percent

Airline Weekly

American Airlines' October schedule was predicated on the coronavirus pandemic abating. But people just aren't traveling, so the airline is slashing its October schedule by more than half and warns that it may have to lay off or furlough 19,000 employees on October 1 unless the federal government coughs up more aid.

1 month ago

American’s Pandemic Job Losses Could Top 40,000 Without More Relief, Airline Warns

American’s Pandemic Job Losses Could Top 40,000 Without More Relief, Airline Warns

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines are using all the leverage they have to persuade Congress to extend their bailout. Congress will probably bite. But is that the right move?

1 month ago

American to Cut Service to 15 U.S. Cities When Federal Stimulus Expires

American to Cut Service to 15 U.S. Cities When Federal Stimulus Expires

Airline Weekly

It could be a pressure tactic to get lawmakers to authorize more bailout funds for airlines, but American made good on its promise to cut service to 15 smaller cities around the country. The cuts will be effective in October and could be extended unless the government provides more funds, the airline said.

1 month ago

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Many travel managers and even agencies were caught off guard by the pandemic, underestimating how long it could last. Cue the last minute dash to work out how to leverage all those unused tickets.

2 months ago

Pandemic Spurs American Airlines to Make Long-Needed Changes to Coastal Strategy in U.S.

Pandemic Spurs American Airlines to Make Long-Needed Changes to Coastal Strategy in U.S.

Brian Sumers, Skift

When an airline makes billions of dollars in profits, it can afford to keep some unprofitable routes for strategic reasons. But not anymore.

2 months ago

United and American Air CEOs Ask European Governments to Loosen Restrictions on Transatlantic Travel

United and American Air CEOs Ask European Governments to Loosen Restrictions on Transatlantic Travel

Brian Sumers, Skift

This reeks of desperation. What the CEOs are suggesting likely would be a logistical nightmare. How about the United States gets Covid-19 under control, and then the governments can figure out a solution?

2 months ago