Articles tagged “skift aviation forum 2021”

Airlines

America’s Most Famous Flight Attendant Won’t Give Up on Unionizing Delta

Fourth time’s a charm? Sara Nelson is the latest union leader to attempt to organize flight attendants at Delta Air Lines, which has a mostly non-union workforce. If it’s going to ever happen, the pandemic will be the catalyst to give Nelson a victory.

America’s Most Famous Flight Attendant Won’t Give Up on Unionizing Delta

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United CEO Vows to Beat Margin-Leader Delta on Quality not Quantity

United CEO Scott Kirby is talking up his investments in product, and quality improvements at the carrier. But it will still be a steep challenge to beat Delta Air Lines, the longstanding leader on quality and margins in the U.S.

United CEO Vows to Beat Margin-Leader Delta on Quality not Quantity

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Etihad Aviation CEO Wants Policy Makers to Take the Strain of Making Flying Greener

Governments will likely use taxes and penalties as incentives to encourage airlines to operate more sustainably over the next decade, but Tony Douglas wants more players in the commercial aviation ecosystem to pay their part.

Etihad Aviation CEO Wants Policy Makers to Take the Strain of Making Flying Greener

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KLM Chief Realistic About Long-Haul Travel After U.S. Reopening Pop

Pieter Elbers thinks the world is on its way to recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, but he tempers his optimism by saying the road ahead will be "bumpy." Transatlantic travel may have surged after the U.S. reopened to vaccinated travelers on November 8, but long-haul travel will take some time to return to its pre-pandemic levels, he said.

KLM Chief Realistic About Long-Haul Travel After U.S. Reopening Pop
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Skift Aviation Forum Video: The Future of Transportation Revenue Management

In this video conversation from the 2021 Skift Aviation Forum, we hear from Alex Mans, founder and CEO of FLYR Labs, and Dan Marcec, research editor at SkiftX, on how artificial intelligence and deep learning tech can give travel businesses crucial data insights to help make smarter and more profitable decisions.

Skift Aviation Forum Video: The Future of Transportation Revenue Management

Business Travel

Business Traveler Loyalty on Flights Up for Grabs Coming Out of Pandemic

Whether it is hotels offering sporadic housekeeping or over-overcrowded airport lounges, service levels across the travel industry have plummeted coming out of the pandemic. Loyalty indeed is under severe pressure.

Business Traveler Loyalty on Flights Up for Grabs Coming Out of Pandemic

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Airlines Are Getting Religion About the Environment Thanks to Wall Street

The airline industry may say it welcomes the pressure from investors to be more green, but consumers too, hold an enormous amount of sway about whether airlines can be truly more sustainable. The questions is if travelers are willing to pony up more money to help the environment.

Airlines Are Getting Religion About the Environment Thanks to Wall Street

Airlines

Aircraft Leasing Exec Cites Frustration Over Boeing’s Production Problems

Boeing's challenges make for an uncompetitive environment given the current state of the aircraft-manufacturing duopoly. And Boeing's woes seems formidable.

Aircraft Leasing Exec Cites Frustration Over Boeing’s Production Problems

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American CEO Says Airline Will Coexist, Not Compete, With Zoom

Drawing parallels with the 1990s internet boom may seem odd, but Doug Parker thinks history will repeat itself, and more relationship building on virtual meeting platforms will only encourage more meetings in person.

American CEO Says Airline Will Coexist, Not Compete, With Zoom