Articles tagged “iata”

European Legacy Airlines Need to Merge Budget Carriers to Compete With Ryanair and EasyJet

European Legacy Airlines Need to Merge Budget Carriers to Compete With Ryanair and EasyJet

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The IATA boss points to a big hurt for Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France but his solution to have them consolidate their budget offshoots may be unwieldy and impractical.

1 month ago

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Sean O'Neill and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotels used to be nearly the only game in town for accommodations during high-demand occasions, and they could charge whatever the market would bear. They can still charge guests whatever the market will bear but the question is whether companies such as Airbnb are changing the market and pricing dynamics.

2 months ago

Airlines Warn Wider Laptop Ban Could Cost Passengers $1 Billion

Airlines Warn Wider Laptop Ban Could Cost Passengers $1 Billion

Guy Johnson, Christopher Jasper and Marine Strauss, Bloomberg

The airlines are saying that the remedy -- a wider laptop ban -- isn't necessarily appropriate to cope with the threat. Given the lack of transparency about the threat, it leaves everyone in the dark.

5 months ago

IATA CEO Says Electronics Ban Is ‘Not an Acceptable Long-Term Solution’

IATA CEO Says Electronics Ban Is ‘Not an Acceptable Long-Term Solution’

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most airline CEOs have avoided harshly criticizing the U.S. and UK electronics bans. That makes sense, because airlines do not want to anger their security regulators. But IATA's CEO has no such concerns, so he can speak more honestly.

7 months ago

Hotel Chains Have Remained Mostly Silent in Trump Travel Ban Furor

Hotel Chains Have Remained Mostly Silent in Trump Travel Ban Furor

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hoteliers, for the most part, seem to have taken a vow of silence when it comes to commenting individually on Trump's controversial travel ban. But as more Americans and people around the world voice their concerns over this new policy, we wonder if hotels will begin to change their minds.

9 months ago

Global Airline Safety Standards For Satellite Tracking Will Kick in Next Year

Global Airline Safety Standards For Satellite Tracking Will Kick in Next Year

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

At the rate it currently takes airlines to receive and replace aircraft, it will take decades for some of these newer standards to be fully implemented, which means planes like Malaysia Airlines flight 370 could still vanish without a trace.

9 months ago

Passengers Want More Technology and Control Along Their Journey

Passengers Want More Technology and Control Along Their Journey

Brian Sumers, Skift

In most cases, airlines have the technology to give passengers more control over their journey. Carriers should take advantage of this, and they should start by making their mobile apps a lot more useful than they are today.

12 months ago

Airlines Ask DOT for Permission to Collude Over a Debt Collection

Airlines Ask DOT for Permission to Collude Over a Debt Collection

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

This is a highly unusual request for U.S. carriers to seek a reprieve from antitrust immunity from the Department of Transportation so they can figure out how to be more powerful debt collectors in Venezuela. It shouldn't cause too many antitrust concerns although it's difficult to see how the group effort to pressure Venezuela would do much good.

1 year ago

Global Travel Spending Outpacing World Economic Growth, WTTC Says

Global Travel Spending Outpacing World Economic Growth, WTTC Says

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

There is a global slowdown in travel spending but it is still growing faster than projected world economic growth. Terrorism impacts travel spending but macro-economic events have a sometimes-less publicized but far greater impact.

1 year ago

Airline Groups Seek Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Lithium Battery Shipments

Airline Groups Seek Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Lithium Battery Shipments

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Governments need to crack down on unsafe shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries because leaving it all up to the airlines, which don't want to publicize any safety lapses, will accomplish nothing.

1 year ago

Amid Nigerian Currency Crisis, At Least One Airline is Finally Getting Paid

Amid Nigerian Currency Crisis, At Least One Airline is Finally Getting Paid

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

This might be too little, too late. Some major airlines, including United, have slashed flights to Nigeria because they could not repatriate ticket revenues. Those flights likely won't come back any time soon.

1 year ago

IATA CEO Says Terrorist Attacks Won’t Halt Travel Boom

IATA CEO Says Terrorist Attacks Won’t Halt Travel Boom

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Seasoned travelers realize risks are always involved with any kind of travel. Travelers may alter their plans, but they're unlikely to outright abandon them.

1 year ago