Articles tagged “aviation”

Southwest’s Fatal Accident and 7 Other Aviation Stories This Week

Southwest’s Fatal Accident and 7 Other Aviation Stories This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, Allegiant Air was in the hot seat over its safety record and Southwest tried to recover from a passenger death, the first for a U.S. airline since 2009 and the first for Southwest since it began flying in 1971.

4 days ago

Fallout From the Long-Haul Battle and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Fallout From the Long-Haul Battle and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we took a deeper look at long-haul flights, including the pitfalls of transatlantic basic economy and how some customers are navigating this unfamiliar space.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Pilot Shortage Claims an Airline and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

U.S. Pilot Shortage Claims an Airline and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we're trying not to focus on United's stream of public relations nightmares, but we're perhaps spending more time analyzing the U.S. pilot shortage and the unnecessary frills of business class.

4 weeks ago

Airlines Fear Tariff-Sparked Trade War and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Airlines Fear Tariff-Sparked Trade War and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, some folks were nervous. United's CEO is handling one piece of bad press after another, while various airlines fear that President Trump's new tariffs on Chinese goods could come back to haunt them.

1 month ago

United May Introduce Domestic Premium Economy and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United May Introduce Domestic Premium Economy and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, United said it may introduce domestic premium economy, and it may have to consider the problems it has had rolling out its Polaris service.

1 month ago

American Knows if You’ve Been Unfaithful and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

American Knows if You’ve Been Unfaithful and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we analyzed several developments at American Airlines. The carrier is leveraging its plentiful data, tracking those who defect to another airline, and starting long-haul basic economy.

2 months ago

Ryanair Sues Expedia and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Ryanair Sues Expedia and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, big players were fighting. Ryanair filed a lawsuit against Expedia over screen-scraping, and American is challenging Chicago O'Hare over its deal with United.

2 months ago

United’s Unrealistic Polaris Promise and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United’s Unrealistic Polaris Promise and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we dug into what went wrong with United's Polaris business class service, and thought about how many bells and whistles a frequent flyer really wants.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air’s Expansion and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Norwegian Air’s Expansion and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, earnings are under way and Norwegian is hoping for a brighter 2018 bolstered by pilot recruitment and route development.

2 months ago

Spirit’s Contrarian Approach and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Spirit’s Contrarian Approach and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, Spirit's low-cost approach is driving down other carriers' fares and United attempts to solve the ongoing issue of how passengers should board.

2 months ago

Ryanair’s Hotel Ambitions and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Ryanair’s Hotel Ambitions and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, Ryanair had our attention. The airline has hotel ambitions, but it's a long road for any one brand to become the Amazon of travel.

3 months ago

United Gets Transparent About Flight Delays and 9 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United Gets Transparent About Flight Delays and 9 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we thought about what happens when flights go awry. American and Delta will once again rebook each other's passengers, and United will start telling passengers more about why flights are delayed.

3 months ago