Articles tagged “flights”

Trump’s Proposal to End Rural Air Subsidies Spurs Opposition

Trump’s Proposal to End Rural Air Subsidies Spurs Opposition

Associated Press

Heidi Heitkamp will be the first of many big-time politicians — Republican and Democrat — who come out in favor of the Essential Air Service. It's a costly program, and the subsidies can be gigantic, but rural constituents like it. And they vote.

3 months ago

Air Canada Wants to Fly More U.S. Travelers Through Canada and Overseas

Air Canada Wants to Fly More U.S. Travelers Through Canada and Overseas

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Air Canada may face questions from investment analysts who seek reassurance that it is resisting its old instinct to redistribute profits to its customers by adding flights.

4 months ago

U.S. Airlines Cancelled Fewer Flights in 2016 Than Any Year on Record

U.S. Airlines Cancelled Fewer Flights in 2016 Than Any Year on Record

Associated Press

Either someone is cooking the books or the biggest airlines in the country, despite several high-profile tech outages, are getting their acts together.

4 months ago

AccorHotels Plans to Test Selling Flights on Its Website

AccorHotels Plans to Test Selling Flights on Its Website

Deanna Ting, Skift

Leave it to AccorHotels to be a pioneer. Whether it's buying an alternative accommodations provider like onefinestay or adding independent hotels to its online booking channels, the company isn't afraid to pilot new concepts and ways of doing things.

5 months ago

Trump Blames ‘Big’ Airport Problems on Delta and Protesters

Trump Blames ‘Big’ Airport Problems on Delta and Protesters

Associated Press

We're sure that Delta officials can't be pleased that the issue of the airline's latest tech outage -- bad enough in itself -- has seeped into political discourse. The outage indeed contributed to flight delays yesterday, as did the protests. But Senator Schumer's tears? Nah.

5 months ago

Google Flights Gets Aggressive by Intercepting Airline Trademarks

Google Flights Gets Aggressive by Intercepting Airline Trademarks

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google is aggressively placing itself more prominently than ever between the consumer and the airline in the quest for bookings. What does it mean? Airlines are getting more qualified leads but are losing control and getting even more beholden to Google.

5 months ago

Contrarian Flight-App Hopper Attracts $61 Million in Series C Financing

Contrarian Flight-App Hopper Attracts $61 Million in Series C Financing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is there a big enough market for travelers to track flights through push notifications and wait weeks or months to buy instead of going to a website and entering their itinerary details? Hopper, Hitlist, and others think Millennials and others will shop this way but there is skepticism about how large these businesses can become.

6 months ago

Startup Boom Technology Aims to Revive Supersonic Flights Under New Model

Startup Boom Technology Aims to Revive Supersonic Flights Under New Model

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

The demand is there for a next-generation supersonic aircraft but startup Boom Technologies needs to prove that it can nail the economics.

7 months ago

Google Flights Now Notifies Flyers When Airfares Will Expire

Google Flights Now Notifies Flyers When Airfares Will Expire

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google has several very clear advantages over competitors: its mountains of data sets and the computing power to do something with them. That's the context of some of these incremental changes in Google Flights and hotel search. Slowly but surely, after much data crunching and testing, Google -- which already is one of the largest players in travel -- is enhancing its flight and hotel products for consumers and advertisers.

8 months ago

Priceline Kills Name Your Own Price for Flights

Priceline Kills Name Your Own Price for Flights

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Priceline.com downplayed Name Your Own Price four years ago as big thumbs and small screens on mobile phones made the relatively cumbersome bidding process anachronistic. Flight-bidding is gone. The services remains for hotels and car rentals but their days are probably numbered too.

10 months ago

Southwest Outage Price Tag Estimated at $54 Million

Southwest Outage Price Tag Estimated at $54 Million

Associated Press

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.

11 months ago

Delta CEO Says Outage Occurred Despite Big Technology Investments

Delta CEO Says Outage Occurred Despite Big Technology Investments

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

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.

11 months ago