Articles tagged “premium economy”

Delta Air Lines Sees Premium Profit

Delta Air Lines Sees Premium Profit

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travelers hoping for more free first-class upgrades should probably root for a recession. The economy is too strong for airlines to give away their best seats for free.

1 month ago

How Premium Economy Turbo-Charges Profit for Airlines

How Premium Economy Turbo-Charges Profit for Airlines

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Little additional costs and big markups make premium economy a no-brainer for airlines. And businesses love it as a way to avoid paying first-class for its flyers. Amazing how a little more leg room can stoke demand.

2 months ago

American Airlines Adds Seats to Premium Economy by Cutting Business Class

American Airlines Adds Seats to Premium Economy by Cutting Business Class

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American recently made its basic economy more competitive, and now premium economy is getting a boost. The customers have spoken.

2 months ago

Why Emirates Waited So Long to Add Premium Economy

Why Emirates Waited So Long to Add Premium Economy

Brian Sumers, Skift

No matter what Emirates President Tim Clark says, the airline probably wishes it had moved faster to add premium economy. Most airlines say it has been selling well, as customers are flush with more disposable income. Of course, if and when a recession hits, passengers will stop spending on these perks.

2 months ago

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American Airlines Elevates the In-Flight Experience with Premium Economy

American Airlines Elevates the In-Flight Experience with Premium Economy

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines’ Premium Economy offering shows that airlines are going beyond the traditional cabin hierarchy to provide passengers with elevated in-flight experiences at a range of price points.

3 months ago

United Moves Up Its Plans for Premium Economy

United Moves Up Its Plans for Premium Economy

Grant Martin, Skift

Elite loyalty members of United's MileagePlus program will be able to get free upgrades to international premium economy cabins this summer as the product fully rolls out.

5 months ago

Emirates Plans Will Add Premium Economy Seats to Match Rivals

Emirates Plans Will Add Premium Economy Seats to Match Rivals

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Dubai’s Emirates Airline profits for its financial year ending in March more than doubled to $762 million, and the carrier ferried a record number of passengers. Adding premium economy seats may help sustain the momentum.

6 months ago

United Airlines May Introduce Domestic Premium Economy

United Airlines May Introduce Domestic Premium Economy

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't criticize airlines for segmenting their product. This is a basic business principle: Airlines want to sell customers the most expensive products they're willing to buy.

8 months ago

American Improves Its Domestic Premium Economy

American Improves Its Domestic Premium Economy

Grant Martin, Skift

Upgrades to American's domestic premium economy (Main Cabin Extra) foreshadow a better experience for elite travelers — but also the potential beginnings of an entirely new class of service.

10 months ago

United Covets Competitors’ Profit Margins in Smaller U.S. Cities

United Covets Competitors’ Profit Margins in Smaller U.S. Cities

Brian Sumers, Skift

United Airlines plans to grow capacity by four percent to six percent for each of the next three years. That may not sound like a lot, but the U.S. is a mature air market, so this is a big deal. But United President Scott Kirby said the airline shrunk too much under previous management and must get its mojo back.

10 months ago

United Airlines Will Add Premium Economy to Match Delta and American

United Airlines Will Add Premium Economy to Match Delta and American

Brian Sumers, Skift

United is lagging behind its competitors in launching international premium economy. But this is something it needs to do, if only because of competitive dynamics.

10 months ago

When Carriers Don’t Deliver the Experience They Promise — Airline Innovation Report

When Carriers Don’t Deliver the Experience They Promise — Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

Why is there often a lag between the service airlines promise and what they deliver? And how can it be fixed?

11 months ago