Articles tagged “delta”

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

Bloomberg

U.S. airlines are choosing their pocketbooks over their principles as they bow to Chinese pressure to designate Taiwan as part of China. U.S.-based tech companies have gone along with Chinese censorship in the past so it's not a big surprise that airlines caved in. It is, however, regrettable.

4 weeks ago

Delta Continues Strong Growth Despite Higher Fuel Costs

Delta Continues Strong Growth Despite Higher Fuel Costs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Delta goes, so goes the rest of the U.S. aviation sector. While the conversation will be centered around dealing with increased costs, all the fundamentals are still in place for Delta to continue growth across the board and expand abroad.

1 month ago

U.S. Airline Investors Anxious About Fuel Costs and Shrinking Margins

U.S. Airline Investors Anxious About Fuel Costs and Shrinking Margins

Esha Dey, Bloomberg

Emirates may be able to find the silver lining on high fuel costs, which encouraged a broader economic recovery in the Gulf region, but most airlines aren't so lucky.

2 months ago

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

High-End Airport Lounges Are Evolving to Fight Jet Lag as Flights Get Longer

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

New airport lounges are emerging with spa elements and wellness options for business- and first-class passengers. The average flyer or business traveler, though, will still have to use the same old overcrowded lounges they're used to.

2 months ago

Delta Says Rising Fuel Prices Will Drag Its Profits Down

Delta Says Rising Fuel Prices Will Drag Its Profits Down

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Expect other airlines to issue profit warnings as the rising cost of jet fuel begins to bite.

3 months ago

United’s Rapid Growth Strategy Isn’t Hurting Fares Yet

United’s Rapid Growth Strategy Isn’t Hurting Fares Yet

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

When United said in January it was adding seats and flights, investors were not happy and sent United Continental shares down 11 percent. But a new filing from the company shows those fears over growth hurting the top line may have been unwarranted. It's early days for the growth strategy, but so far the news is encouraging.

4 months ago

Delta Flies Students to Gun Protests, Risking Controversy Again

Delta Flies Students to Gun Protests, Risking Controversy Again

Associated Press

Kudos to Delta for doing the right thing in helping America's future by aiding the student anti-gun protesters. This was a gutsy move given the crap the airline had to take from its home-state legislators.

5 months ago

Interview: HotelPlanner CEO Defends His Company’s NRA Ties

Interview: HotelPlanner CEO Defends His Company’s NRA Ties

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Stopping people under 21 years old from being able to effortlessly buy assault rifles is a societal decision. But it remains open for debate on how travel companies should treat a gun lobby that opposes such a move.

6 months ago

Delta Abandoning Atlanta Over NRA Blowback Is a Ridiculous Notion

Delta Abandoning Atlanta Over NRA Blowback Is a Ridiculous Notion

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

You know the old joke about people who live in the Southeast United States? Whether you go to heaven or hell, it goes, you'll need to change planes in Atlanta. Delta is among the world's most profitable airlines because of its Atlanta hub. It's not going anywhere.

6 months ago

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

Here Are the Travel Companies That Have Cut Ties With the NRA

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We're having a moment. In the wake of the Florida school shooting, travel companies are abandoning the National Rifle Association and its assault rifle advocacy. History would tell us that no substantial reforms will come out of this. But perhaps student and corporate pressure will make things different this time.

6 months ago

Fuel Hedging Was a Bad Bet for U.S. Airlines in the First Quarter

Fuel Hedging Was a Bad Bet for U.S. Airlines in the First Quarter

Robert Tuttle, Bloomberg

Alaska and Southwest did what many considered to be the prudent thing and hedged a lot of their fuel purchases, but they are now paying higher prices than airlines that didn't hedge. That's how hedging goes, but it's often better to be safe than sorry.

6 months ago

Travel Loyalty Programs May Become Smaller With More Perks in 2018

Travel Loyalty Programs May Become Smaller With More Perks in 2018

Grant Martin, Skift

There's a smaller and perhaps more rewarding world facing frequent flyers in 2018. To reap the rewards, though, those elite travelers will have to pay up.

7 months ago