Articles tagged “american”

China Is Blocking U.S. Airlines From Resuming Service, Transportation Department Charges

China Is Blocking U.S. Airlines From Resuming Service, Transportation Department Charges

David Shepardson, Reuters

The operations of U.S. airlines in China may be falling victim to the wider U.S.-China conflict.

2 months ago

American Airlines’ Big Decision and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

American Airlines’ Big Decision and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In our coronavirus coverage this week, American Airlines slashes international routes for the summer, indicating it doesn't think demand will come back any time in the short-run. Plus, Airbnb CEO apologizes to hosts in the form of a $260 million relief package. And Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel is the first high-profile travel CEO to disclose he has contracted coronavirus.

4 months ago

United President Quashes Rumors He Might Jump Back to American Airlines

United President Quashes Rumors He Might Jump Back to American Airlines

Sean O'Neill, Skift

United's Scott Kirby has pledged to remain as president of the airline despite rumors to the contrary. But that won't quell talk about whether American Airlines' CEO Doug Parker will last through the year.

10 months ago

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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

3 years ago