Articles tagged “american”

United Tests Software to Hold Planes for Late-Connecting Passengers

United Tests Software to Hold Planes for Late-Connecting Passengers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Few things can be more loyalty-jarring for business travelers is when they can't make tight connections at the airport. United's experiment is an admirable one as long as it doesn't impede its on-time arrival efforts. It also shows the cushion built into on-time arrival statistics.

7 months ago

In-Flight Pandering Erodes Airline Passenger Loyalty

In-Flight Pandering Erodes Airline Passenger Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

Between credit card pitches and requests for tips, the process of monetizing the airline cabin is starting to wear on frequent flyers.

8 months ago

This Is Why Airline Fare Increases Are Coming

This Is Why Airline Fare Increases Are Coming

Shobhana Chandra and Chibuike Oguh, Bloomberg

The airfare environment is not a one-size-fits-all thing for the gamut of airlines, but many are confident about the way fares are trending — up.

8 months ago

American to Allow Early Boarding for Passengers with Nut Allergies

American to Allow Early Boarding for Passengers with Nut Allergies

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Let's hope more airlines join American and Delta in implementing this policy.

11 months ago

Higher Domestic Fares Boost American Airlines’ Outlook

Higher Domestic Fares Boost American Airlines’ Outlook

Bloomberg

Those last-minute walkup fares on domestic trips are a bonanza for airlines such as American. The airline tightened capacity and raised some fares to offset soaring fuel prices.

11 months ago

How Premium Economy Turbo-Charges Profit for Airlines

How Premium Economy Turbo-Charges Profit for Airlines

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Little additional costs and big markups make premium economy a no-brainer for airlines. And businesses love it as a way to avoid paying first-class for its flyers. Amazing how a little more leg room can stoke demand.

12 months ago

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

Bloomberg

U.S. airlines are choosing their pocketbooks over their principles as they bow to Chinese pressure to designate Taiwan as part of China. U.S.-based tech companies have gone along with Chinese censorship in the past so it's not a big surprise that airlines caved in. It is, however, regrettable.

1 year ago

Fuel Hedging Was a Bad Bet for U.S. Airlines in the First Quarter

Fuel Hedging Was a Bad Bet for U.S. Airlines in the First Quarter

Robert Tuttle, Bloomberg

Alaska and Southwest did what many considered to be the prudent thing and hedged a lot of their fuel purchases, but they are now paying higher prices than airlines that didn't hedge. That's how hedging goes, but it's often better to be safe than sorry.

2 years ago

Travel Loyalty Programs May Become Smaller With More Perks in 2018

Travel Loyalty Programs May Become Smaller With More Perks in 2018

Grant Martin, Skift

There's a smaller and perhaps more rewarding world facing frequent flyers in 2018. To reap the rewards, though, those elite travelers will have to pay up.

2 years ago

American and Alaska Are Giving Away Elite Status — Business of Loyalty

American and Alaska Are Giving Away Elite Status — Business of Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

If these new promotions are any indication, airline loyalty programs may be once more warming up to frequent flyers — for varied reasons, but out of necessity.

2 years ago

U.S. Airlines Should Ride High in 2018 Thanks to Improved Pricing Power

U.S. Airlines Should Ride High in 2018 Thanks to Improved Pricing Power

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

On paper, U.S. airlines are poised for a profitable 2018. But few industries are as susceptible to outside shocks as airlines. If there's a major terrorist attack in the United States, or if businesses unexpectedly pull back on travel, it will quickly become a tough year.

2 years ago

U.S. Airlines Add Cancun Flights in Bet That Travel Warning Memories Will Fade

U.S. Airlines Add Cancun Flights in Bet That Travel Warning Memories Will Fade

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Mexico is Southwest Airlines' largest international market. Cancun is getting increased visitation as Southwest, Spirit and Delta ramp up flights, and the destination benefits from hurricane damage in other parts of the Caribbean.

2 years ago