Articles tagged “american airlines”

American Airlines Adds Seats to Premium Economy by Cutting Business Class

American Airlines Adds Seats to Premium Economy by Cutting Business Class

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American recently made its basic economy more competitive, and now premium economy is getting a boost. The customers have spoken.

9 hours ago

American May Prohibit Changing Nonrefundable Tickets After Congressional Proposals

American May Prohibit Changing Nonrefundable Tickets After Congressional Proposals

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

You can see Doug Parker's point, but that won't stop passengers from getting upset — especially since the high fees that airlines charge annoy them already.

13 hours ago

American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Brian Sumers, Skift

Remember when the Trump administration suggested in May it had solved the ongoing dispute between U.S. and Gulf carriers? Hah. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is already complaining one competitor is ignoring the spirit of the agreement.

7 days ago

American and Singapore Airlines Rework Loyalty Programs for China’s Alibaba

American and Singapore Airlines Rework Loyalty Programs for China’s Alibaba

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

Just when you might have thought the Chinese online travel market might be stabilizing because Ctrip bought a couple of major competitors, along comes Tencent's Meituan Travel and Alibaba's Fliggy. The latter appeals to a younger demographic, a fact that many airlines may find especially appealing.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines Once Considered China a Potential Gold Mine. Not Anymore.

U.S. Airlines Once Considered China a Potential Gold Mine. Not Anymore.

Brian Sumers, Skift

For years, travel insiders have figured all brands, including airlines, would make big money in China. That is almost certain to happen someday. But it's not the case now, and with fuel prices rising, it makes sense that U.S. carriers are reevaluating their strategies.

4 weeks ago

American Airlines Jettisons Another Loss-Making China Route

American Airlines Jettisons Another Loss-Making China Route

Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg

American Airlines needs to shake things up as its performance suffers. Getting rid of routes considered “colossal loss makers” seems like an obvious move.

4 weeks ago

American Airlines Is Trailing Its Rivals on Key Measures

American Airlines Is Trailing Its Rivals on Key Measures

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines Group, made a jesting promise that the stock price of his company would hit $60 a share by the end of November. Good luck with that. What's worse, the carrier lags its rivals Delta and United in profit margins and on-time record.

1 month ago

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American Airlines Elevates the In-Flight Experience with Premium Economy

American Airlines Elevates the In-Flight Experience with Premium Economy

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines’ Premium Economy offering shows that airlines are going beyond the traditional cabin hierarchy to provide passengers with elevated in-flight experiences at a range of price points.

1 month ago

U.S. Airlines Report Sky-High Profit From Frequent Flyer Programs

U.S. Airlines Report Sky-High Profit From Frequent Flyer Programs

Brian Sumers, Skift

This analyst has a point. Perhaps Wall Street is undervaluing airlines because investors don't know the full value of airline frequent flyer programs. But it's not clear anything will change.

1 month ago

Sabre Agrees to Pilot New Technologies With American Airlines and Other Travel Giants

Sabre Agrees to Pilot New Technologies With American Airlines and Other Travel Giants

Sean O'Neill, Skift

After years of friction, Sabre and corporate travel giants American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit, and Flight Centre, have agreed to work together to test what new distribution methods might look like. Questions of who will pay what have been postponed.

1 month ago

American Airlines Cites the Competition in Forcing Basic Economy Changes

American Airlines Cites the Competition in Forcing Basic Economy Changes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When Delta Air Lines launched Basic Economy, it allowed a free carry-on bag. When American Airlines subsequently launched a similar fare type, it barred free carry-ons, and that has turned out to be a poor decision because American has been losing market share to Delta.

2 months ago

American Airlines Legend Bob Crandall on How Mergers Led to Increased Inequality

American Airlines Legend Bob Crandall on How Mergers Led to Increased Inequality

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Bob Crandall called it in the late 1970s, saying airline deregulation would be the ruination of U.S. aviation. You can credit the retired American Airlines chairman and CEO with consistency as he argues that airline mergers — and mergers in general — have contributed to capital accumulation at the expense of workers, and the demise of small cities.

2 months ago