Artificial intelligence and messaging are the trends of the day that many startup accelerator programs are interested in but there is also plenty of opportunity for aviation-oriented startups, in particular, to swoop in and command the attention they deserve -- and airlines desperately need their help.
When it comes to onboard perks, little things mean a lot. Free snacks -- and perish the thought, free meals -- plus in-flight entertainment without charge will go a long way toward engendering loyalty from passengers at the back of the plane. Smart moves by the airlines involved.
Southwest and JetBlue might have the cheapest redemptions, but savvy frequent flyers generally still find more value in programs offered by American, Delta, and United.
Zika is having a noticeable affect on the travel industry. We might see more travelers cancel, or decline to book, their vacations to tried-and-true destinations in the Caribbean.
There's a big difference between talking about trans-Atlantic routes and actually starting them. But it seems JetBlue is taking the prospect of Europe seriously.
Sometimes generosity and taking care of your most loyal customers gives a halo that is not immediately visible, but can have long-term benefits and end up saving your skin.
There have been so many startups trying to solve problems of frequent flyers and found little success. Surf Air's modest yet competent approach may be the solution some have been looking for.
The points' match from JetBlue shows the extent to which the airline will go to compete with Virgin America, its soon-to-be-stronger adversary.
Many U.S. travelers are anxiously waiting for the day when a trip to Cuba feels effortless and streamlined. U.S. airlines and Cuban airports will face aviation challenges during the next year that we haven't seen in a long time.
It's great news for Cuba, but the rest of the Caribbean tourism industry is going to have to up its game.