Articles tagged “dca”

Southwest CFO: ‘Our Customers Don’t Like Bag Fees So We Don’t Like Bag Fees’

Southwest CFO: ‘Our Customers Don’t Like Bag Fees So We Don’t Like Bag Fees’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

JetBlue will likely be the airline adding bag fees in 2015, not Southwest. Forsaking fees for first and second check bags is still good business for Southwest.

3 years ago

Can Croissants and iPads Convince Travelers They’re Not at New York-LaGuardia?

Can Croissants and iPads Convince Travelers They’re Not at New York-LaGuardia?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If travelers break out their iPads, munch on some croissants or watch or the planes taking off or landing outside, they can imagine that they've already arrived at their next destination.

4 years ago

Southwest Tops JetBlue for Washington, D.C. Flying Rights

Southwest Tops JetBlue for Washington, D.C. Flying Rights

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

If lowering fares was a key goal of the Justice Department, then the win by Southwest should be seen as a big success.

4 years ago

JetBlue Wins Bid to Buy 12 Slot Pairs at Washington’s Reagan Airport

JetBlue Wins Bid to Buy 12 Slot Pairs at Washington’s Reagan Airport

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue lost out on the slots at LaGuardia Airport, but its new slots in D.C. will strengthen the airline's east coast presence outside its NYC headquarters.

4 years ago

Airlines Submit Bids for American Air’s Slots at D.C. National

Airlines Submit Bids for American Air’s Slots at D.C. National

Reuters

Let's hope winning bidders will inject a little more competition into Reagan National and help maintain service to smaller communities.

4 years ago

WestJet May Bid on DCA Slots As Challenge To Air Canada Grows

WestJet May Bid on DCA Slots As Challenge To Air Canada Grows

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Founded as an airline catering to leisure travelers, WestJet is injecting additional competition to transborder services between Canada and the U.S., and with expanded schedules will attract more business travelers.

4 years ago

New American Air Could Have Avoided Lawsuit by Giving Up Slots in August

New American Air Could Have Avoided Lawsuit by Giving Up Slots in August

Reuters

The new airlines' concessions were small in light of it becoming the world's largest carrier. And the lawsuit is since being positioned as a challenge that's helped executives prepare for future operations.

4 years ago

Leaders of the New American Airlines ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Merger Concessions

Leaders of the New American Airlines ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Merger Concessions

Jason Clampet, Skift

Parker and Horton didn't get everything that they wanted from the DOJ, but they still will end up with the largest airline on the planet. Not a bad position to be in.

4 years ago

Airport updates: Dulles and Reagan cancel all flights until further notice

Associated Press

As in New York City, Washington, D.C.'s airports technically stayed open even though all flights were cancelled in order to house the thousands of passengers stranded by the cancellations.

5 years ago

Reagan National Airport might be growing too fast for its own good

Reagan National Airport might be growing too fast for its own good

What started as a small destination airport for the country’s Congressman has turned into a major domestic hub, which is stretching the airport’s limits for handling baggage and passengers.

5 years ago