Articles tagged “jetblue”

Travel Advisors Will Lobby Sometimes-Clueless Politicians

Travel Advisors Will Lobby Sometimes-Clueless Politicians

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Contributions to the American Society of Travel Advisors’ political action committee are up this year, indicating growing awareness of the value of political advocacy. Making politicians aware of the particular needs of travel agencies — something many have little understanding of — is crucial.

1 month ago

JetBlue’s Expansion Into Europe Will Make TrueBlue a Better Loyalty Program

JetBlue’s Expansion Into Europe Will Make TrueBlue a Better Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

JetBlue’s upcoming expansion will be a great opportunity for those with extra TrueBlue points to book award seats to Europe. Don’t expect any screaming deals though.

1 month ago

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

JetBlue’s business class product was a game changer on U.S. routes. Will it be able to do the same across the Atlantic?

1 month ago

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Aviation has terrible gender optics, and not just with pilots and engineers. The c-suite is nearly void of women for flimsy, unacceptable reasons. In this deep dive, women on the commercial side of aviation share how it feels to hit the glass ceiling in 2019, and occasionally break through.

3 months ago

AirAsia to Open Fast-Food Restaurant Serving Its Inflight Food

AirAsia to Open Fast-Food Restaurant Serving Its Inflight Food

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Two things about AirAsia that its group CEO Tony Fernandes is most proud of are (gasp) the airline’s inflight food and (clap) that it hires a lot of female pilots. From the creator of the tagline, "Now everyone can fly," soon everyone can eat "sambal" without flying.

3 months ago

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

For years so many airlines were relatively content to sit back and rest on their legacy technologies. These moves by airlines to adapt new technologies are a healthy omen for the future.

4 months ago

JetBlue’s Great European Tease Is Almost Over

Brian Sumers, Skift

Will JetBlue expand to Europe? It's not clear. There are some strong reasons for, and some strong reasons against. The good news: The airline plans to share its decision at some point this year.

5 months ago

Pros and Cons of JetBlue’s Possible European Expansion

Pros and Cons of JetBlue’s Possible European Expansion

Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue's proposal to fly to Europe isn't a bet-the-company idea. But it's important, and the airline wants to get it right. It's no surprise the airline has been studying transatlantic flights for several years. This year, it expects to finally make a decision.

5 months ago

JetBlue CEO Defends Bag Fee Hike as Cost of Doing Business

JetBlue CEO Defends Bag Fee Hike as Cost of Doing Business

Hannah Sampson, Skift

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes knows there is nostalgia for the days before airlines introduced so many fees. But he said he is more focused on the carrier's other priorities: legroom, entertainment, and Wi-Fi.

6 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report Issue One: When a Job Feels Like Rock and Roll

Travel Advisor Innovation Report Issue One: When a Job Feels Like Rock and Roll

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The survivors of skirmishes past, from commission cuts to the perceived threats of the internet, have reinvented their businesses and thrive in a new landscape where personal touch still matters.

7 months ago

JetBlue Founder Reveals Details on His New Tech-Focused International Airline

JetBlue Founder Reveals Details on His New Tech-Focused International Airline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

David Neeleman argues that the competition won't be able to touch his new airline, which likely won't be named Moxy, because it will be so different. Plenty of other airlines will have something to say about that.

7 months ago

JetBlue’s Battle to Remain Dominant in Boston

JetBlue’s Battle to Remain Dominant in Boston

Brian Sumers, Skift

A few years ago, Delta Air Lines expanded in Seattle and tried to take share from Alaska Airlines. Surprisingly, Alaska has held on to most of its customers. Now, Delta is trying a similar strategy in Boston. JetBlue has a big customer base there. Will JetBlue's loyalists stick around?

7 months ago