Articles tagged “cargo”

Airline Groups Seek Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Lithium Battery Shipments

Airline Groups Seek Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Lithium Battery Shipments

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Governments need to crack down on unsafe shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries because leaving it all up to the airlines, which don't want to publicize any safety lapses, will accomplish nothing.

8 months ago

3 Ways Airlines Can Use Wasted Cargo Space to Improve the Passenger Experience

3 Ways Airlines Can Use Wasted Cargo Space to Improve the Passenger Experience

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The extra room in cargo could be used to fit more passenger luggage (airlines make a nice profit from that) but most already travel with enough baggage. New ways to structure the cabin, using lost space in the hold to improve the passenger experience, would be most welcome.

1 year ago

JetBlue Drops Cargo Business to Add More Human Cargo on Each Plane

JetBlue Drops Cargo Business to Add More Human Cargo on Each Plane

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Passengers will certainly JetBlue know how they feel -- one way or the other -- about the reduced pitch and extra seats added in JetBlue's A320s starting midway through 2016. Barring a passenger rebellion, the extra seats will be a financial bonanza for JetBlue.

1 year ago

Airlines Putting Safety Over Profits in Smartphone Battery Ban

Airlines Putting Safety Over Profits in Smartphone Battery Ban

David Fickling , Bloomberg

Delta, American and United have banned bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries and pilots around the world are pressing for such cargo shipments to be discontinued until safety measures can be assured.

2 years ago

When Airlines Worry More About Cargo Than They Do About Passengers

When Airlines Worry More About Cargo Than They Do About Passengers

Marisa Garcia, Skift

We're waiting for the flight attendant caught on tape warning a customer that he can easily be replace with a quiet block of much more valuable cargo.

3 years ago

Evergreen International Airlines Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Phil Milford, Bloomberg

3 years ago

How the iPhone Is Helping Cathay Pacific out of Its Slump

How the iPhone Is Helping Cathay Pacific out of Its Slump

Jasmine Wang, Bloomberg

We don't always remember that a plane stuffed with tiny, expensive packages can mean much more to an airline's bottom line than a passenger with a ticket.

4 years ago

Cathay Pacific Cuts Capacity to Restore Profitability

Cathay Pacific Cuts Capacity to Restore Profitability

Reuters

With fewer but more expensive (and therefore profitable) seats, Cathay is following an industry trend that borrows from coach to deck out business class.

4 years ago

Korean Air joins environmental initiative to stop transport of shark fins

Korean Air joins environmental initiative to stop transport of shark fins

Jasmine Wang and Kyunghee Park , Bloomberg

The wins with airlines are primarily symbolic as the vast majority of fins are transported by boat. A more successful attack on the practice is coming from a younger generation that doesn't see the need for shark fin soup.

4 years ago