Articles tagged “american airlines”

American to Keep 737 Max Grounded Through Mid-August

American to Keep 737 Max Grounded Through Mid-August

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Removing the Boeing 737 Max from the schedule will indeed remove uncertainty for consumers booking summer travel. But it won't remove cancellations from the fewer aircraft in operation. Time to adjust flying expectations.

4 days ago

How Airlines Decide What You’ll Eat and Drink On Board

How Airlines Decide What You’ll Eat and Drink On Board

Brian Sumers, Skift

With their onboard food and drink programs, airlines want to keep passengers happy. But they also want to keep costs reasonable.

4 days ago

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

JetBlue’s business class product was a game changer on U.S. routes. Will it be able to do the same across the Atlantic?

1 week ago

JetBlue Is Flying to Europe: Breaking Down the Competition

JetBlue Is Flying to Europe: Breaking Down the Competition

Madhu Unnikrishnan and Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue revealed one of aviation’s worst-kept secrets by announcing flights to Europe. The move will attract fire from competitors, but even so, JetBlue is not risking the company with these new routes.

1 week ago

United Wins First Round in Expedia Dispute Over Fares

United Wins First Round in Expedia Dispute Over Fares

Dennis Schaal, Skift

United has leverage in its contract dispute with Expedia as each side maneuvers for position in the run-up to their contract expiration on September 30.

2 weeks ago

Overhead Bins Stir Lots of Flyer Anxiety: Digital Tech Is Here to Help

Overhead Bins Stir Lots of Flyer Anxiety: Digital Tech Is Here to Help

Brian Sumers, Skift

Even many seasoned travelers have overhead-bin anxiety. Can Boeing and Airbus find a way to make it easier to match travelers with bin space?

2 weeks ago

Meet American Airlines’ Turbulence Guru

Meet American Airlines’ Turbulence Guru

Brian Sumers, Skift

Steve Abelman, the only meteorologist employed by American Airlines, is passionate about his craft.

2 weeks ago

Kiwi.com Wants to Disrupt How Airlines Price Long-Haul Airfare

Kiwi.com Wants to Disrupt How Airlines Price Long-Haul Airfare

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travel hackers have long known about the risks and rewards of throwaway ticketing. But one enterprising entrepreneur is trying to bring the method to the masses. Airlines are not happy.

2 weeks ago

American Airlines Expands Temporary Ban on Venezuela Flights

American Airlines Expands Temporary Ban on Venezuela Flights

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

As U.S. airlines leave Venezuela, the country’s isolation in the middle of a major crisis will only intensify.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines and China Southern Launch Loyalty Partnership

American Airlines and China Southern Launch Loyalty Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

Until recently, Cathay Pacific was the only carrier that American Airlines frequent flyers could use to travel into China with frequent flyer benefits. A new partnership with China Southern will extend that reach significantly.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines and China Southern Launch Frequent Flyer Partnership

American Airlines and China Southern Launch Frequent Flyer Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

American's loyalty members may no longer have to worry about the mixed messages coming from China Southern and its plans to join the Oneworld Alliance. With a new partnership, frequent flyers on both carriers will now be able to reap benefits — with or without China Southern playing a role in Oneworld.

4 weeks ago

American Airlines Stops Flying to Venezuela

American Airlines Stops Flying to Venezuela

Patricia Laya and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Unions for American's flight crew resisted serving on flights to Venezuela, which is facing political unrest. American's flights were the last available flown by a major U.S. carrier. The move came after the U.S. government issued a safety warning to its citizens in the country. Poor Venezuela.

1 month ago