Articles tagged “flights”

Google Is Rigged. Just Not the Way Trump Thinks It Is.

Google Is Rigged. Just Not the Way Trump Thinks It Is.

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google clearly places its own travel businesses front and center in its search results to the detriment of competitors. Google argues that this benefits consumers. If you buy that argument, then you also probably believe that Google always knows best.

2 months ago

The 20-Hour Qantas Marathon Flight Could Have Barbells and Bunks

The 20-Hour Qantas Marathon Flight Could Have Barbells and Bunks

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Qantas' promotional efforts are in high gear even if its marathon flights are several years away. Movies and other in-flight entertainment won't be enough to while away the seemingly endless hours so perhaps flyers will be able to burn some carbs and flex their abs in a gym onboard.

3 months ago

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Four Reasons Why Travel Tech Providers Should Invest in Premium Flight Data Solutions

Four Reasons Why Travel Tech Providers Should Invest in Premium Flight Data Solutions

OAG + Skift

In today’s increasingly mobile-first world, leveraging timely flight and schedule information and solutions gives travel technology providers an edge over competitors and creates long-lasting relationships with customers.

6 months ago

Airbnb Won’t Launch Flights Anytime Soon

Airbnb Won’t Launch Flights Anytime Soon

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Can Airbnb become a superbrand of travel, as it has stated as a goal? Probably not without launching flights. On the other hand, Booking.com has done fairly well for itself without offering flights until now.

7 months ago

5 Ways to Humanize the Next Big Thing in Aviation — Super-Long Flights

5 Ways to Humanize the Next Big Thing in Aviation — Super-Long Flights

Colin Nagy, Skift

As flights tip over the 17-hour mark, airlines need to be thinking about ways to raise the level of civility on these uncomfortable trips.

7 months ago

SkyTeam Eases the Hassle of Getting Rebooked When Flights Get Disrupted

SkyTeam Eases the Hassle of Getting Rebooked When Flights Get Disrupted

Brian Sumers, Skift

Casual travelers often think airlines in the same alliance love to cooperate with each other. That's not always true. They're often fierce competitors. At least SkyTeam has developed new technology that is designed to make it easier for airlines to rebook customers during irregular operations.

8 months ago

EPA Chief Promises to Fly Coach After First-Class Excuses Fall Flat

EPA Chief Promises to Fly Coach After First-Class Excuses Fall Flat

Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg

Not only has Pruitt missed the memo that first class ain't what it used to be, but a second memo that many Trump-aligned politicians will be hated in all segments of the cabin. Just fly coach, public servant.

9 months ago

Interview: Argentina Tourism Minister Dreams of Visa Free Travel Across the Region

Interview: Argentina Tourism Minister Dreams of Visa Free Travel Across the Region

Rafat Ali, Skift

Argentina is breaking from the past and hopes that its diversity of offerings attracts new types of travelers. The tourism minister comes from the private sector and he's bringing new energy into tourism promotion efforts.

9 months ago

Airbnb Mulled Integrating Skyscanner for Flights and Buying Hopper

Airbnb Mulled Integrating Skyscanner for Flights and Buying Hopper

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb has sold investors on a growth story based, in part, on adding flights and other products. But selling flights is extremely complicated.

10 months ago

Business Class Fares to Europe Will Get Even More Expensive in 2018

Business Class Fares to Europe Will Get Even More Expensive in 2018

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travel demand is high, and so too are travel costs. Growing global instability in the political and economic realms, however, could disrupt these trends and drive costs down.

10 months ago

World’s Busiest Air Route in 2017 Was to Tiny Island Off South Korea’s Coast

World’s Busiest Air Route in 2017 Was to Tiny Island Off South Korea’s Coast

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

The fact that most of the busiest routes in 2017 were outside of North America and Europe should be another wake-up call for how the future of travel is tilting toward destinations in Asia like Jeju Island, fueled by growth from enormous markets like China.

10 months ago

Google to Retire ITA Software Flight-Search Engine for Small Companies

Google to Retire ITA Software Flight-Search Engine for Small Companies

Mark Bergen and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

ITA was a hot commodity in its heyday before Google swallowed it up in 2010. That's ancient history, and there was waning interest among small companies to access what is now Google's flight-search software. All things must pass.

1 year ago