Articles tagged “iag”

British Airways CEO Refuses to Apologize for Cutting Free Food

British Airways CEO Refuses to Apologize for Cutting Free Food

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Some travelers have unusually high expectations of British Airways. Many want the cheapest fares and free food. But airlines have proven you can't have both. If British Airways passengers want deals, they probably need to forgo free snacks.

6 days ago

IAG Is Bringing Discount Airline Level to Paris

IAG Is Bringing Discount Airline Level to Paris

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

IAG is obviously pleased with Level's performance in Barcelona, but Paris is likely to be a bigger challenge given the strength of Air France-KLM in that market and its new millennial-focused airline Joon.

2 weeks ago

British Airways Surcharge Means Travel Agents Won’t Get Lowest Fares Through Sabre

British Airways Surcharge Means Travel Agents Won’t Get Lowest Fares Through Sabre

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines have learned that standing up to the global distribution system giants can actually yield benefits. It has been a hard-earned victory.

1 month ago

British Airways Hints at Disrupting Its Loyalty Program in 2018

British Airways Hints at Disrupting Its Loyalty Program in 2018

Grant Martin, Skift

British Airways may be moving award bookings through its Executive Club to dynamic pricing, shifting the way that loyalty program members redeem free tickets. The move may render an already-troubled loyalty program to something even less competitive for elite flyers.

1 month ago

The Real Impetus Behind Air France’s Millennial-Focused Startup — Skift Airline Innovation Report

The Real Impetus Behind Air France’s Millennial-Focused Startup — Skift Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

Welcome to the very first Skift Airline Innovation Report. Be sure to subscribe so you can receive it every week in your inbox. We'll stay atop current industry trends, and have fun doing it.

1 month ago

IAG Is Serious About Growing Its Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airline

IAG Is Serious About Growing Its Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airline

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG's testing of the low-cost, long-haul market with a virtual airline seems to have paid off. Its success shows that the model is here to stay. We'll be keeping a close eye on how this affects the legacy carriers, including those in IAG's own brand stable.

1 month ago

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines around the world are looking to revamp their distribution and merchandising efforts. Most of the innovation is happening in Europe right now, but U.S. airlines are starting to experiment, as well.

4 months ago

European Airline Executives Still Think There Are Too Many Airlines

European Airline Executives Still Think There Are Too Many Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It seems like there is a renewed appetite among Europe's big airline groups to reduce the number of players in the market. They may find it hard to do while fuel remains cheap, but when it starts to creep up, more deals will likely occur.

4 months ago

Travelers Love Spunky Norwegian Air. But What About Investors?

Travelers Love Spunky Norwegian Air. But What About Investors?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Norwegian wins lots of awards, and they're well-deserved. But investors aren't sure the carrier will produce major profits any time soon. The problem? It may be growing too quickly.

4 months ago

British Airways and Air France-KLM Stocks Soar on Long-Haul Growth

British Airways and Air France-KLM Stocks Soar on Long-Haul Growth

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

While European short-haul airlines aren't having the easiest of times, their long-haul rivals are making hay.

5 months ago

British Airways Passengers Face More Flight Cancellations if Cabin Crews Strike

British Airways Passengers Face More Flight Cancellations if Cabin Crews Strike

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways would be smart to drop its insistence on removing travel benefits for flight crews who participated in prior job actions. There's a tentative agreement in place over salaries so the punitive measures seem vindictive.

6 months ago

New Long-Haul Budget Airline Level Targets Weakened Alitalia

New Long-Haul Budget Airline Level Targets Weakened Alitalia

Thomas Gualtieri and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

We're undecided about whether International Airlines Group will show resolve with Level to build a a long-haul, low-cost carrier over the long term. But in the meantime, it may pose a real challenge to struggling Alitalia.

6 months ago