Articles tagged “american airlines”

Weaker U.S. Fares Will Hurt American Airlines’ 2018 Results

Weaker U.S. Fares Will Hurt American Airlines’ 2018 Results

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

U.S. airline executives have been saying for the last few years that their clever business practices will make them immune to a downturn. Looks like that isn't the case after all.

1 week ago

American Airlines and Expedia Quietly Settle Trademark Lawsuit

American Airlines and Expedia Quietly Settle Trademark Lawsuit

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It isn't clear precisely by what terms American Airlines and Expedia settled their trademark infringement lawsuit. What is known is that Expedia's Add-On Advantage program, the subject of the dispute, remains operational.

2 weeks ago

20 Percent of Top-Tier Airline Elites Could Lose Status in 2019

20 Percent of Top-Tier Airline Elites Could Lose Status in 2019

Grant Martin, Skift

Thanks to new program changes, 20 percent of top-tier American and United frequent flyers could face losing their status this year if their travel habits don't change.

2 weeks ago

Why Airlines Can’t Get Enough of the Sunshine State

Why Airlines Can’t Get Enough of the Sunshine State

Jay Shabat, Skift Airline Weekly

Florida is a giant market for U.S. and even some non-U.S. airlines, with tourism, population, and economy all growing. But for some carriers, it’s a chief determinant of their financial performance.

3 weeks ago

Frequent Flyers Brush Off Tougher Criteria for Airline Elite Status

Frequent Flyers Brush Off Tougher Criteria for Airline Elite Status

Grant Martin, Skift

Despite the cost of entry getting markedly higher next year, many business travelers don't seem too worried about new qualification standards that American and United have set for next year.

1 month ago

How’d That Aviation Story Go Viral? Blame Artificial Intelligence

How’d That Aviation Story Go Viral? Blame Artificial Intelligence

Brian Sumers, Skift

If it happens on an airline and someone tweets it, journalists will know. It's often not because of their top-rate investigative reporting skills. Instead, they're using an artificial intelligence platform that flags interesting posts on social media. The future is here, folks.

1 month ago

How Artificial Intelligence Determines Which Airline Stories Go Viral

How Artificial Intelligence Determines Which Airline Stories Go Viral

Brian Sumers, Skift

As a Dataminr executive told us, "There is no such thing as a secret now." If it happens on an airplane and someone puts it on social media, it is bound to become news. That's just how it goes now, for better or worse.

1 month ago

American CEO Doug Parker Loses a Bet on the Company’s Stock Price

American CEO Doug Parker Loses a Bet on the Company’s Stock Price

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker has made big promises about his airline's future. They may some day come true, but not yet. Five years after its merger with US Airways, American is not quite the profit-making machine Parker had hoped.

1 month ago

American Air Pilots Group Wants More Training on Aircraft Involved in Lion Crash

American Air Pilots Group Wants More Training on Aircraft Involved in Lion Crash

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

More training usually doesn't hurt, especially when the request is coming from the people that will be flying the planes themselves.

2 months ago

European Regulators Will Focus on Distributors’ Restrictive Airline Contracts

European Regulators Will Focus on Distributors’ Restrictive Airline Contracts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's anyone's guess whether travel distribution giants Amadeus and Sabre might have run afoul of the European Union's rules. But a look at the history of those companies' airline contracts provides clues as to what might be top of mind with investigators.

2 months ago

American Airlines Pushes for Logo to Receive Copyright Protection

American Airlines Pushes for Logo to Receive Copyright Protection

Tom Korosec, Bloomberg

American Airlines may get another shot at copyright protection for its new logo — an understandable desire, given how much work goes into a redesign.

2 months ago

Alaska Airlines Mimics Larger U.S. Rivals by Adding No-Frills Fare Class

Alaska Airlines Mimics Larger U.S. Rivals by Adding No-Frills Fare Class

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Few people want to order the cheapest product, right? The airlines hope to use that psychological trick — along with heavy restrictions — to discourage customers from booking their bargain-basement airfares.

2 months ago