Articles tagged “premium economy”

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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

4 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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?

6 months ago

American Airlines Extremely Bullish on the Future

American Airlines Extremely Bullish on the Future

David Koenig, Associated Press

To hear American Airlines President Robert Isom tell it, his airline will be profitable in perpetuity, and employees can "sign up for American for life." That's the kind of talk that was rife before the dot-com bubble burst. Enough said.

8 months ago

What’s the Next Step for Airline Premium Economy?

What’s the Next Step for Airline Premium Economy?

Brian Sumers, Skift

A surprising number of airlines held out against adding premium economy as long as they could. But now most big airlines have added it or plan to. That's good news for passengers who want a little bit more space at a reasonable price.

1 year ago

American’s New International Upgrade Policy Is Good For All Frequent Flyers

American’s New International Upgrade Policy Is Good For All Frequent Flyers

Grant Martin, Skift

New details on how frequent flyers will upgrade on flights with premium economy leaked this week. For once, the news is good for almost everyone.

1 year ago

Delta Unveils Premium Economy Design and Launch Plans

Delta Unveils Premium Economy Design and Launch Plans

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta just went public with the design of its premium economy product, which isn't too dissimilar from competitors' features. Expect to see Delta's in service in late 2017 with the A350.

2 years ago

American Airlines to Officially Launch Premium Economy Cabin April 2

American Airlines to Officially Launch Premium Economy Cabin April 2

Grant Martin, Skift

American's premium economy cabin becomes official on April 2 though its incorporation is raising as many questions as it is answers.

2 years ago