Articles tagged “american airlines”

American Airlines’ Stake in China Southern Airlines Is Now Official

American Airlines’ Stake in China Southern Airlines Is Now Official

Associated Press

Although the stake is minor, it gives American access to a market that many U.S. carriers are vastly behind in penetrating.

2 days ago

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

David Koenig, Associated Press

General rule of thumb, given the fact that airlines tend to be more interested in meeting their bottom lines or getting on-time departure records: Try not to fly standby.

5 days ago

American Airlines Can Play Catch-Up in China by Closing China Southern Deal

American Airlines Can Play Catch-Up in China by Closing China Southern Deal

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have partners in China. American does not, and its OneWorld alliance does not even have a mainland Chinese airline in it. American must play catch-up, and buying a small stake in China Southern is one way to do that.

6 days ago

American Airlines May Be Close to Buying Stake in China Southern

American Airlines May Be Close to Buying Stake in China Southern

Bloomberg

American Airlines has less strength in Asia than its two main competitors, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. And American is a tiny player in China. This investment, if completed, could help American bulk up its presence in an important region.

7 days ago

Wall Street Frets as United and American Duel For Share at Key Hubs

Wall Street Frets as United and American Duel For Share at Key Hubs

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

For travelers, more flights is good news. It gives them more options, and it usually leads to lower fares. But industry analysts don't like lower fares, so it's no surprise they're whining about United and American's recent additions.

2 weeks ago

American Is Latest Airline to Bring Back Free Food — on Two Domestic Routes

American Is Latest Airline to Bring Back Free Food — on Two Domestic Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

American took the safe approach in matching Delta on two key routes. It makes sense because carriers don't like to fall behind their competitors on the New York-California flights.

2 weeks ago

American Airlines Answers United With New Flights in Chicago

American Airlines Answers United With New Flights in Chicago

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Take that, Scott Kirby. A few weeks after United, which Kirby joined from American six months ago, announced an expansion into O'Hare, American did likewise. Point, counter-point. American will use the flights to blunt United's moves and to improve connecting service.

3 weeks ago

What’s the Next Step for Airline Premium Economy?

What’s the Next Step for Airline Premium Economy?

Brian Sumers, Skift

A surprising number of airlines held out against adding premium economy as long as they could. But now most big airlines have added it or plan to. That's good news for passengers who want a little bit more space at a reasonable price.

3 weeks ago

American and Delta Are Mixing Up Their Boarding Procedures

American and Delta Are Mixing Up Their Boarding Procedures

Grant Martin, Skift

Passengers flying on American and Delta may notice new boarding procedures this month. Now's a good time to double check that boarding pass.

3 weeks ago

Spirit Airlines is Prepared for United and American’s Basic Economy Fares

Spirit Airlines is Prepared for United and American’s Basic Economy Fares

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Under CEO Robert Fornaro, Spirit has gotten the message — legacy carriers do not want discount airlines growing in their hubs. Instead, Spirit has taken much of its new capacity elsewhere, adding flights at medium-sized airports, like Akron-Canton in Ohio.

1 month ago

United and American Just Started Selling Super Restrictive Discount Fares

United and American Just Started Selling Super Restrictive Discount Fares

Brian Sumers, Skift

Consumers aren't going to like this product, but Basic Economy fares are a sign of the times. Travelers are already buying tickets on Spirit and Frontier that come without free large carry-ons, so why shouldn't American and United offer a similar option?

1 month ago

United Airlines Poaches Another American Airlines Executive

United Airlines Poaches Another American Airlines Executive

Brian Sumers, Skift

American Airlines has a deep bench, so it will be fine. But this is a big get for United, which needed to bolster its senior management ranks. United has not had as much talent in its ranks as American.

1 month ago