Articles tagged “british airways”

British Airways Surcharge Means Travel Agents Won’t Get Lowest Fares Through Sabre

British Airways Surcharge Means Travel Agents Won’t Get Lowest Fares Through Sabre

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines have learned that standing up to the global distribution system giants can actually yield benefits. It has been a hard-earned victory.

2 weeks ago

British Airways CEO Plots Return to a ‘Golden Era’

British Airways CEO Plots Return to a ‘Golden Era’

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Alex Cruz is walking a fine line. On the one hand he wants British Airways to become a more cost-effective operation, but on the other he still wants to retain its reputation as a premium carrier.

2 weeks ago

British Airways Hints at Disrupting Its Loyalty Program in 2018

British Airways Hints at Disrupting Its Loyalty Program in 2018

Grant Martin, Skift

British Airways may be moving award bookings through its Executive Club to dynamic pricing, shifting the way that loyalty program members redeem free tickets. The move may render an already-troubled loyalty program to something even less competitive for elite flyers.

2 weeks ago

British Airways Owner IAG Labors to Raise Fares on North American Routes

British Airways Owner IAG Labors to Raise Fares on North American Routes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Perhaps it was not the best quarter for International Airlines Group, owner of Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Vueling. But it was still a profitable one, and the group is among the better-run airline companies in the world. It will be fine.

4 weeks ago

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The European Union's decision to investigate Lufthansa's surcharge represents a potential blow to the airline industry, which is attempting to wrestle back control from intermediaries. Although the transport commission confirmed an investigation, it doesn't appear that any decision is imminent.

2 months ago

Interview: Virgin Atlantic CEO on Loyalty and Low-Cost Competition

Interview: Virgin Atlantic CEO on Loyalty and Low-Cost Competition

Brian Sumers, Skift

Virgin Atlantic has a strong brand, but for years it has lagged far behind British Airways in most categories. The upstart has just been too small to be a bona fide competitor. But Virgin Atlantic is finally taking action to ensure it will be more nimble going forward.

2 months ago

Spain Attacks Won’t Adversely Impact European Travel Market, Says TUI CEO

Spain Attacks Won’t Adversely Impact European Travel Market, Says TUI CEO

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Tragedies happen and people keep on traveling because — as an IAC/Expedia official put it soon after 9/11 — without travel there is no life. TUI and other tour operators are optimistic about their forecasts.

3 months ago

Spanish Tourism Is a Lot Bigger Than Barcelona and Will Bounce Back Soon

Spanish Tourism Is a Lot Bigger Than Barcelona and Will Bounce Back Soon

Thomas Seal, Christopher Jasper and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Human beings are adaptable animals and traveler behavior — for better or worse — may be shifting toward getting somewhat used to attacks in Europe, and proceeding with trips anyway especially when the attacks may impact particular cities rather than entire countries.

3 months ago

British Airways and Air France-KLM Stocks Soar on Long-Haul Growth

British Airways and Air France-KLM Stocks Soar on Long-Haul Growth

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

While European short-haul airlines aren't having the easiest of times, their long-haul rivals are making hay.

4 months ago

British Airways Turns to A-List Actors for New Safety Video

British Airways Turns to A-List Actors for New Safety Video

Jason Clampet, Skift

In-flight safety videos are fascinating in that they all must stick to the same script. What airlines decide to do with this locked-in time is always an extension of their brand.

4 months ago

British Airways Breaks Cabin Crew Strike With Qatar Airways Planes

British Airways Breaks Cabin Crew Strike With Qatar Airways Planes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways had spare planes to lend to its partner, British Airways, because of laptop restrictions in the U.S. and its squabble with its Middle Eastern neighbors. It's all helping British Airways beat back a cabin crew strike at London Heathrow.

5 months ago

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most passengers would love it if British Airways could keep flying a full schedule even while many of its flight attendants are on strike. But will regulators let British Airways wet-lease nine planes registered in Qatar?

5 months ago