Articles tagged “flights”

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform the World of Superapps: A Skift Deep Dive

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform the World of Superapps: A Skift Deep Dive

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Consumers in the West reach almost reflexively for the Google Maps app as the service becomes a nearly ubiquitous utility despite a dearth of messaging and payments. Whether it evolves into the next superapp may depend on whether users really want a do-everything app and the mood of regulators seeking to break up big tech.

1 week ago

Google’s Travel Services Aren’t a Focus of European Regulators Just Yet

Google’s Travel Services Aren’t a Focus of European Regulators Just Yet

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Over the last couple of years, rumors have been flying around that the European Union wanted to take a closer look at Google's travel tools. For now at least, that doesn't seem to be the case.

1 month ago

Southwest Calls Flight Disruptions a ‘Deliberate Effort’ by Mechanics

Southwest Calls Flight Disruptions a ‘Deliberate Effort’ by Mechanics

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest is frequently held up as an airline that has a great relationship with its employees. Has anyone factored in the airline's mechanics?

2 months ago

LaGuardia Airport in New York Saw Flight Delays After Transformer Malfunction

LaGuardia Airport in New York Saw Flight Delays After Transformer Malfunction

John Harney and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

You can expect the incident to impact flight schedules into Friday, if not for much of the day.

4 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Bleisure Trend a Mixed Blessing for Agents

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Bleisure Trend a Mixed Blessing for Agents

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As more business travelers view their trips as working vacations, travel advisors must draw on both corporate and leisure travel-planning skills. It's no simple challenge, but it's necessary given the strength of the bleisure travel trend.

5 months ago

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.

8 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.

8 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.

12 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago