Articles tagged “british airways”

British Airways and the Problem of Fees, Frills and Perspective

British Airways and the Problem of Fees, Frills and Perspective

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Alex Cruz, the Chief Executive of British Airways, is in a tough spot. For years the airline has positioned itself as a premium brand and — whatever the company says — customers don't like it when you start charging for something you used to get for free. It's probably too early to say whether the changes to short-haul meal options have been a success and doing it on long-haul flights would be a totally different proposition.

2 weeks ago

British Airways Announces a $495 Million Investment in Premium Experience

British Airways Announces a $495 Million Investment in Premium Experience

Grant Martin, Skift

British Airways has finally come around and started investing in its business class cabin. But it may be too late to catch up with Delta, United, and the Middle East carriers.

2 weeks ago

Investors Bet that Europe’s Major Airlines Have Found Route Around Turbulence

Investors Bet that Europe’s Major Airlines Have Found Route Around Turbulence

Chiara Remondini and Brian Lysaght , Bloomberg

In a change from the past five years, investors have been running up the stock valuations of Air France/KLM, IAG, and Lufthansa Group, which have done acceptable jobs of negotiating a year marred by terrorism, air traffic disruption, and the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

3 weeks ago

5 Essential Questions About IAG’s New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline

5 Essential Questions About IAG’s New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is Level a legitimate attempt by International Airlines Group to build a long-haul, low-cost carrier? Or is it a "fighting brand" designed to make Norwegian Air's expansion more challenging? Time will tell.

4 weeks ago

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Birgit Jennen, Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

As Britain and the European Union divorce, aviation treaties need to be redone. Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr warns that a plan needs to be made within a year or else there will be flight disruptions in 2019.

4 weeks ago

British Airways Using Facial Recognition to Speed Boarding Process

British Airways Using Facial Recognition to Speed Boarding Process

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Will face scanning technology finally enter the mainstream at major airports soon? British Airways seems to think so.

4 weeks ago

The UK Bans Large Electronic Devices on Some Flights From Middle East

The UK Bans Large Electronic Devices on Some Flights From Middle East

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's interesting that the UK left off three of the busiest airports in the Middle East — Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Why are they making a different calculation than U.S. authorities?

1 month ago

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lufthansa is investing in direct booking connectivity with corporations (and the commercial initiatives to make them happen). The technological and commercial Tarmac being laid may pave the way for others, like IAG's British Airways.

1 month ago

British Airways Reduces Legroom to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

British Airways Reduces Legroom to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

Grant Martin, Skift

Soon, the legroom on British Airways short-haul flights will rival that of its low-cost carrier competition.

1 month ago

Oneworld Alliance Looking at Low-Cost Carriers in Emerging Markets

Oneworld Alliance Looking at Low-Cost Carriers in Emerging Markets

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

As Gulf carriers' alliance-by-investment strategy has shown, airlines need to think beyond the traditional bounds of alliances to best serve passengers.

2 months ago

Airlines Become More Sophisticated With Personalized Offers for Passengers

Airlines Become More Sophisticated With Personalized Offers for Passengers

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many of the world's airlines know they're not as good as retailers like Amazon in targeting offers for individual passengers. A lot of carriers want to improve, so they can get the right offer in front of the right person at the right time. But it won't be easy, since airlines often have clunky computer systems.

3 months ago

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

Jason Clampet, Skift

Some old-school companies talk about embracing start-up thinking without knowing what that really means. This, though, is what they wish it looked like in practice.

3 months ago