Articles tagged “flights”

Airlines

JetBlue to Cut Nearly 1,300 Flights Through Mid-January

JetBlue is seeing way ahead and it doesn't look good, prompting the carrier to cancel flights now that extend well into January. Executives say they need to see case counts come down.

JetBlue to Cut Nearly 1,300 Flights Through Mid-January

Online Travel

Booking Holdings to Buy Flights Partner ETraveli Group for $1.8 Billion

Booking Holdings is on a pre-Christmas buying spree after announcing two pending acquisitions, ETraveli Group and Getaroom, within two weeks. Both are mostly back-of-the-house acquisitions that will bolster Booking's flight and hotels business.

Booking Holdings to Buy Flights Partner ETraveli Group for $1.8 Billion

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Sees New Flight Offering as a Key Growth Driver

Shouldn't Booking.com have launched flights at least a decade ago? In retrospect, yes, but now it is making up for lost time, and the upside could be substantial.

Booking Holdings Sees New Flight Offering as a Key Growth Driver

Online Travel

How Far Will Google Take New Hotel and Environment Claims?

It's a nice step for Google to provide more information about hotels' sustainability practices in search results. But will the company have the guts to get "political," in the eyes of some, and push hotel listings higher or lower based on environmental practices?

How Far Will Google Take New Hotel and Environment Claims?

Airlines

20 Years After 9/11 a Resilient Airline Industry Faces New Challenges

There were naysayers after 9/11 that said people would never fly again in droves out of security concerns, and now Covid and its variant joint-venture partners have rocked the travel industry. History has shown, however, that "travel" and the human spirit are indomitable.

20 Years After 9/11 a Resilient Airline Industry Faces New Challenges

Online Travel

Spain’s eDreams Odigeo Claims to Spend Nothing to Market Its Booming Subscription Plan

Like any online travel agency, eDreams Odigeo spends plenty on marketing to obtain new customers, but is currently spending next to nothing outside its own channels on getting travelers to sign up for its "Prime" subscriptions. No YouTube or banner ads, but this could change soon.

Spain’s eDreams Odigeo Claims to Spend Nothing to Market Its Booming Subscription Plan

Airlines

Alaska Airlines Taps New Flight Planning Software to Avoid Costly Delays

Until now, artificial intelligence has mostly been hype. But AI is starting to save travel companies real money by making smarter predictions about events that impact operations.

Alaska Airlines Taps New Flight Planning Software to Avoid Costly Delays

Airlines

EasyJet’s New Air-Rail Deal and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift’s top travel stories this week, EasyJet partnered with Deutsche Bahn on combination tickets, Southwest sued Skiplagged, Sabre said it ha a chance of beating pre-pandemic margins, and a downsized regional airline plans to relaunch.

EasyJet’s New Air-Rail Deal and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Tourism

UAE to Lift Ban on Transit Flights Including From India and Pakistan From August 5

Major carriers in the UAE are thrilled with the decision to lift the ban on transit flights. Not only will they welcome large numbers of passengers from important markets, but they'll also be in a better position for a quicker recovery.

UAE to Lift Ban on Transit Flights Including From India and Pakistan From August 5

Online Travel

Southwest Lawsuit Alleges Skiplagged and Kiwi Collude to Deceive Flyers

The smart money has Southwest prevailing in this lawsuit against Skiplagged, given the airlines's 17-year history of beating back such alleged interlopers. On the other hand, when it came to an Orbitz lawsuit, Skiplagged knew how to bob and weave.

Southwest Lawsuit Alleges Skiplagged and Kiwi Collude to Deceive Flyers