Articles tagged “seats”

JetBlue Airplane Redesign Features More Perks But Less Legroom

JetBlue Airplane Redesign Features More Perks But Less Legroom

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

People who like what JetBlue offers will still be eager to fly on the airline's redesigned aircraft. But adding more seats will make the passenger experience a little more cramped.

2 months ago

American Considers Selling Few-Frills Economy Fares to Europe

American Considers Selling Few-Frills Economy Fares to Europe

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't hate American Airlines if it unbundles fares on some transatlantic routes. By flying discounters like Wow Air and Norwegian, travelers have shown how much they like cheap no-frills airlines. American needs to give the people what they want — $99 one-way fares to Barcelona.

3 months ago

U.S. Rail Line Amtrak Mulls Shrinking Legroom Like Airlines Do

U.S. Rail Line Amtrak Mulls Shrinking Legroom Like Airlines Do

Associated Press

Senator Schumer's opposition won't be enough to dissuade Amtrak from installing economy seats and mounting an initiative to increase ancillary revenue. Hellooo: Former Delta CEO Richard Anderson is the new Amtrak CEO. Enough said.

4 months ago

Etihad To Let Passengers Bid for Adjacent Seats Among Series of Revenue Moves

Etihad To Let Passengers Bid for Adjacent Seats Among Series of Revenue Moves

Deena Kamel Yousef , Bloomberg

Etihad may be able to squeeze some extra revenue by giving passengers the option of stretching out a bit more in the seats next to them but selling the seats would be a lot better.

5 months ago

American Airlines CEO Rejects Criticism of ‘Unprecedented’ Flight Crew Pay Hikes

American Airlines CEO Rejects Criticism of ‘Unprecedented’ Flight Crew Pay Hikes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is playing the long game. Surprise pay hikes for pilots and flight attendants will cost roughly $350 million in 2018 and 2019. But if airlines truly want to avoid more customer service-related dramas, one way to get there is to adequately compensate your workforce.

7 months ago

Air France Sticks with Struggling Vendor for Lie-Flat Seats Upgrade

Air France Sticks with Struggling Vendor for Lie-Flat Seats Upgrade

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Seat-supplier Zodiac's on-time performance in getting installations completed has been sorely lacking. American Airlines cancelled an order, Airbus dispatched a team to the Zodiac factory to get things on track. Air France, though, has won plaudits for the new business-class seats and is honoring its Zodiac contracts so far.

2 years ago

American Airlines Says Premium Seats Will Be the Next Frontier in Ancillary Fees

American Airlines Says Premium Seats Will Be the Next Frontier in Ancillary Fees

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hyperbole or reality? American Airlines thinks its upcoming basic and premium economy will be huge, akin to its launching bag fees in 2008.

2 years ago