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