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United Flight Attendants’ Contract Could Help the Airline Advance — Skift Business Traveler

The new flight attendants' contract at United, coupled with other steps CEO Oscar Munoz is taking, could finally enable United to make up some serious ground against its competitors.

Southwest Outage Price Tag Estimated at $54 Million

Low-cost carrier Southwest will see its cost per seat mile rise about 2 percent in the third quarter because of a bum router that blew. Ironic that a router led to so much havoc with the carrier's route map and schedules. Delta, which experienced an unrelated meltdown this week, will take a little longer to estimate the financial impact.

Delta CEO Says Outage Occurred Despite Big Technology Investments

Delta replaced its chief information officer in February because the board wasn't satisfied with the airline's technology performance. Undoubtedly, after this week's global grounding, there is a helluva lot of additional soul-searching to be done.

Airlines See Pajama Styles as Competitive Advantage for Premium Passengers

Airline competition is evolving from lounges to loungewear in the front of the plane. Hey, if they have lie-flat seats on long-haul flights, then frequent flyers might as well walk the aisles and sleep in style.

Delta Grounds Planes Worldwide Because of a Computer Malfunction

Delta's apparent IT problems came on the heels of a major grounding of Southwest's flights last month. This could screw up schedules for the airline for days.

Southwest Unions Call For The CEO’s Head — Skift Business Traveler

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly is dismissing union calls for his ouster but if profits slip, or there is another major tech outage, then the CEO's future will get more interesting.

Delta’s Big Role in LaGuardia Airport Revamp May Lead to Flight Rule Changes

Delta clearly wants to change the "perimeter rule" so it can get access to Los Angeles from LaGuardia. The airline's huge investment in the LaGuardia revamp could go a long way to getting those changes.

NTSB Probes Delta Flight That Landed at Wrong Airport

Pilots landing flights at the wrong airport happens more often that you'd think -- or be comfortable with.

U.S. Airlines Match JetBlue Fare Hike as Carriers Try To Reverse Revenue Per Seat Drop

RASM, or revenue per available seat mile, is in the "doldrums," according to one analyst, and U.S. airlines are hiking fares in time for the summer travel season to reverse that depression.