Articles tagged “seats”

Tickets for Kids Cost More Than for Adults on Some EasyJet Flights

Tickets for Kids Cost More Than for Adults on Some EasyJet Flights

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

EasyJet charged this Bloomberg columnist more for a lap-child fare than the adult fare. The columnist isn't thinking about it this way, but it's not a bad move to incentive adults to buy a seat for their children. All kids should be in car seats. Yes, even on an airplane. Safety first.

5 months ago

Senate Passes Bill to Set Minimum Size for Airplane Seats

Senate Passes Bill to Set Minimum Size for Airplane Seats

Kevin Freking, Associated Press

Not much happens on a bipartisan basis in Washington anymore. But lawmakers often agree about aviation policy. Yes, some Democrats wanted to put limits on airline fees but that always seemed like a far-fetched idea. For better or worse, Congress deregulated U.S. airlines 40 years ago.

6 months ago

Delta Will Fly Newest Jets With Fewer Middle Seats on Key Business Routes

Delta Will Fly Newest Jets With Fewer Middle Seats on Key Business Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Who says airlines don't prioritize passenger comfort? As long as carriers calculate passengers are willing to pay for a better experience, they will provide it.

7 months ago

Airbus Wants Passengers to Start Sleeping in the Cargo Hold

Airbus Wants Passengers to Start Sleeping in the Cargo Hold

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It sounds like a late April Fools' joke but Airbus and seat manufacturer Zodiac seem serious. On ultra-long haul flights, beds in the cargo hold makes sense but on shorter flights the business case is pretty thin.

12 months ago

British Airways Plan to Add ‘Pre-Reclining’ Seats Actually Makes Sense — Airline Innovation Report

British Airways Plan to Add ‘Pre-Reclining’ Seats Actually Makes Sense — Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

We all wish British Airways hadn't decided to shrink seat pitch. But once it did so, it was smart to go with so-called pre-reclined seats. When there's so little space between seats, passengers don't need another passenger reclining into them.

1 year ago

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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

3 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.

3 years ago