Articles tagged “easyjet”

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EasyJet Soars Above Brexit Black Clouds

EasyJet Soars Above Brexit Black Clouds

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Companies have had a couple of years to get used to the idea that the UK is leaving the European Union. The biggest problem they still have is knowing the exact relationship between the two come next March. EasyJet thinks it is in good shape whatever happens.

10 months ago

Airlines Hope Algorithms Can Finally Fix Their Drink Carts

Airlines Hope Algorithms Can Finally Fix Their Drink Carts

Brian Sumers, Skift

Passengers sitting in the back of the airplane hate it when an airline runs out of food for sale. But airlines also hate waste, and they usually must throw out uneaten fresh food the same day. How do airlines decide how much food and drink to board? It's a delicate dance.

11 months ago

Delta and EasyJet Show Interest in Alitalia Bid

Delta and EasyJet Show Interest in Alitalia Bid

Chiara Albanese and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

EasyJet's bid makes sense but Delta is a bit more of a curve ball. Could Alitalia enjoy success with multiple shareholders?

11 months ago

Tickets for Kids Cost More Than for Adults on Some EasyJet Flights

Tickets for Kids Cost More Than for Adults on Some EasyJet Flights

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

EasyJet charged this Bloomberg columnist more for a lap-child fare than the adult fare. The columnist isn't thinking about it this way, but it's not a bad move to incentive adults to buy a seat for their children. All kids should be in car seats. Yes, even on an airplane. Safety first.

11 months ago

EasyJet Connects With Virgin Atlantic’s Long-Haul Flights

EasyJet Connects With Virgin Atlantic’s Long-Haul Flights

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

EasyJet is being savvy about expanding a program with various long-haul carriers that enables its passengers to book connecting flights with other airlines to non-European destinations on the budget carrier's own website. The move makes sound strategic sense.

12 months ago

Discount Airlines Take Frequent Flyer Programs More Seriously After Initial Snub

Discount Airlines Take Frequent Flyer Programs More Seriously After Initial Snub

Brian Sumers, Skift

Not long ago, all discount airlines needed to compete was cheap fares. But times change, and with legacy airlines poaching some of their customers, more ultra-low-cost carriers are taking loyalty seriously.

12 months ago

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair has always taken a more negative view on the Brexit negotiations than other airlines, and with a deal still nowhere in sight, the potential for major disruption next April remains a possibility.

1 year ago

EasyJet Adds Singapore Air to Flight Connections

EasyJet Adds Singapore Air to Flight Connections

Guy Johnson and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's a nice feature for EasyJet to have but wouldn't potential customers just use an online travel agency instead?

1 year ago

Kenya Looks to Woo Ryanair and EasyJet to Help Boost Tourism

Kenya Looks to Woo Ryanair and EasyJet to Help Boost Tourism

Christine Wanjala, Bloomberg

This seems very optimistic. The terms would have to be pretty sweet to entice Ryanair and EasyJet to begin flights and it would probably bring about the demise of Kenya Airways.

1 year ago

EasyJet Moves Pilots to New Licenses to Hedge Brexit Risk

EasyJet Moves Pilots to New Licenses to Hedge Brexit Risk

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

EasyJet has been concerned about Brexit for a while, and is understandably trying to soften the potential loss of access to the continent.

1 year ago

EasyJet Raises Profit Guidance as More Passengers Pay for Extras

EasyJet Raises Profit Guidance as More Passengers Pay for Extras

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

In many markets, the economy is booming. People have more money to spend, and it seems like they're not as cheap as before when it comes to buying seat assignments or checked bags. How long will the good times last?

1 year ago

EasyJet’s Packaged Vacation Push Won’t Be a Sure Thing

EasyJet’s Packaged Vacation Push Won’t Be a Sure Thing

Patrick Whyte, Skift

How seriously is EasyJet going to take the packaged vacations market? More seriously than it did before for sure, but enough to compete with the plethora of tour operators and online travel agencies out there? At this stage it's hard to tell.

1 year ago