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Articles tagged “cancellations”

Airlines

Shortage of Airplane Mechanics Is Also Contributing to Flight Cancellation Crisis

Inadequate pay, a lack of affordable housing in key regions, and a paucity of students in the pipeline are factors that will make the shortage of airline mechanics a protracted one to resolve.

News Blog

Lonely Planet on Summer Travel: Cope, Don’t Cancel

You've seen and heard the horror stories of travel plans gone awry in May and June, and now Lonely Planet is stepping up with advice for travelers that skittish travel businesses would welcome: "DO NOT let the threat of a cancellation keep you home. It's been a long pandemic. It's time to get out there again."…

Airlines

U.S. Air-Passenger Screenings Highest Since Early 2020 Despite Flight Cancellation Saga

Ongoing flight cancellations in the U.S. haven't deterred passengers trying to fly from Point A to Point B. But airlines and airports aren't winning many fans.

U.S. Air-Passenger Screenings Highest Since Early 2020 Despite Flight Cancellation Saga

News Blog

Hotel Bedbank DidaTravel Sees Traveler Confidence in More Advance Bookings

A Shenzhen, China-based hotel bedbank that does a big chunk of its business outside the country is seeing travel agency and tour operator clients increasingly opt for both non-refundable rates and longer booking windows compared with 2021. DidaTravel, which does about half its business outside Asia-Pacific, reported that 32 percent of its bookings were nonrefundable…

Airline Weekly

U.S. Pilot Staffing Will Take Years to Sort Out

Is there a pilot shortage in the U.S.? That's one of the most hotly debated questions in the airline industry. But the upshot for passengers is the same regardless of what the industry thinks: Airlines are cancelling more flights and flying reduced schedules this summer because they can't find enough crews.

U.S. Pilot Staffing Will Take Years to Sort Out

Short-Term Rentals

Vacasa Is On Top Now But Competition Is Coming

It isn't that Vacasa has no competition in North America in vacation rental management, but there isn't a strong challenger at the moment after Vacasa bought out its strongest competitors over the last two years. In such a hot market, look for that void to get filled pronto.

Airlines

Allegiant Air to Get New CEO During Challenging Period

When Allegiant President John Redmond adds the CEO title in June, he'll have to deal with some of the same issues, such as the pandemic, that he's trying to handle now. Add one more thing to the list: Frontier could become a more formidable flight competitor if it gets the OK to merge with Spirit.

Allegiant Air to Get New CEO During Challenging Period

Online Travel

Hopper Plans to Stay Private for Now With $5 Billion Valuation

Hopper has been making a go of things with varied degrees of success for 15 years and the company is now finding its stride. Being a private company has its allures, but you can bet that Hopper executives would jump at the right deal. Who wouldn't?

Hopper Plans to Stay Private for Now With $5 Billion Valuation

Online Travel

Hopper Cancellation Policy Could Disrupt Short-Term Rentals

Hopper aims to be a big player in short-term rentals, and it's still under development cancel-for-any-reason feature could draw a ton of positive attention from hosts and guests. It could either mean a ton of red ink for Hopper or, if successful, spur competitors to scurry to offer knock-offs.

Hopper Cancellation Policy Could Disrupt Short-Term Rentals

Tour Operators

Omicron Spoils Holidays for Europe’s Christmas Market Tour Operators

Although many tour operators are hopeful they'll stage Christmas market tours next year, they'll rue missing out on an enormous amounts of revenue generated by the popular excursions for a long time — especially as many haven't fully recovered from the pandemic.

Omicron Spoils Holidays for Europe’s Christmas Market Tour Operators