Articles tagged “chase”

United President Warns New Low-Cost Carriers Can’t Control Their Business Model

United President Warns New Low-Cost Carriers Can’t Control Their Business Model

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Network airlines have long sought to drive out low-cost carriers by matching fares in certain markets. But now, equipped with basic economy fares and other options, United Airlines' Kirby vows to match the fares of new entrants in a much more rigorous way.

9 months ago

United-Chase Rift Creates Opportunities for Other Credit Card Partnerships

United-Chase Rift Creates Opportunities for Other Credit Card Partnerships

Grant Martin, Skift

If United and Chase can't forge an exclusive agreement on how they market credit cards, the door may open for other banks like Citi, Barclays, or American Express to pitch a United co-branded product.

10 months ago

Chase Partners With SBE Hotels to Offer Exclusive Sapphire Card Benefits

Chase Partners With SBE Hotels to Offer Exclusive Sapphire Card Benefits

Grant Martin, Skift

A new partnership with SBE hotels will make Chase's Sapphire Reserve card slightly more competitive with American Express and its Platinum line of cards. But SBE's limited footprint and any potential booking cost differences may not be enough to satisfy Chase's most hungry travelers.

12 months ago

Flyers Brace for More Credit Card Pitches, This Time on United Flights

Flyers Brace for More Credit Card Pitches, This Time on United Flights

Grant Martin, Skift

Flight attendants on United will have both a stricter mandate and a stronger incentive to pitch the airline's new co-branded credit card.

2 years ago

United Becomes Latest Airline to Deploy Flight Crews to Pitch Credit Cards

United Becomes Latest Airline to Deploy Flight Crews to Pitch Credit Cards

Grant Martin, Skift

In-flight credit card pitches are officially coming to United Airlines, which is great news for revenue and maybe less-great news for frequent flyers.

2 years ago

Why Your Airline Award Flight Is (Often) Not Exactly Free

Why Your Airline Award Flight Is (Often) Not Exactly Free

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest doesn't care if you pay with points or cash. That's for good reason. Even if you pay with points, the airline often gets paid.

2 years ago

Chase Introduces New Travel Perks for Credit Card Holders — Business of Loyalty

Chase Introduces New Travel Perks for Credit Card Holders — Business of Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

New perks coming for Chase cardholders should make it more attractive to many travelers. How will American Express respond?

2 years ago

UBS Will Challenge Chase and AMEX With New Travel-Focused Credit Card

UBS Will Challenge Chase and AMEX With New Travel-Focused Credit Card

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

Some of the perks are impressive, but UBS may have some trouble challenging Chase and American Express. Both competitors offer serious value to cardholders seeking free travel. And each has been in the high-end business longer than UBS. Plus, Chase and Amex have lots of airline partners.

3 years ago

How to Judge the 3 Best Credit Cards for Travelers

How to Judge the 3 Best Credit Cards for Travelers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

All the smart gaming of the system is happening with cards now, not loyalty programs. But cards are making changes, too, to avoid the churners.

3 years ago

American Express Will Weed Out Points-Chasing Credit-Card Churners

American Express Will Weed Out Points-Chasing Credit-Card Churners

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

Gaming the system only happens if the system lets you. Amex and Chase are realizing that the churn doesn't keep customers loyal, as the Airlines realized much earlier.

3 years ago

Points Geeks Have a New Favorite Reward Credit Card

Points Geeks Have a New Favorite Reward Credit Card

Ben Steverman, Bloomberg

Loyalty and points have changed so much that even the best new points card actively discourages card churning.

3 years ago

United Airlines Extends Deal With Chase for MileagePlus Credit Cards

United Airlines Extends Deal With Chase for MileagePlus Credit Cards

Associated Press

A bright spot for United and a sign of the continued importance of selling loyalty at airlines.

4 years ago