Articles tagged “skift business newsletter”

Flyers and Middle East Airlines Cope With Electronics Bans  — Skift Business Traveler

Flyers and Middle East Airlines Cope With Electronics Bans — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Electronics are now banned in the cabin on most flights from the Middle East to the U.S. and UK, though few can explain exactly why. Meanwhile, airports and airlines are scrambling to cope.

3 days ago

IAG Launches a Low-Cost Carrier — Skift Business Traveler

IAG Launches a Low-Cost Carrier — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Those who use Avios as a frequent flyer currency will soon have a new budget carrier on which to earn and spend miles. Sadly, Oneworld partners can't say the same.

1 week ago

American Express Clamps Down On Points Churners — Skift Business Traveler

American Express Clamps Down On Points Churners — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Those in the habit of cyclically signing up for credit cards solely for the points may soon be out of luck thanks to a new strategy coming from American Express.

2 weeks ago

Marriott Puts a Starwood Exec in Charge of Joint Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

Marriott Puts a Starwood Exec in Charge of Joint Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

Skift, Grant Martin

Marriott's selection of a Starwood Preferred Guest veteran to run the merged programs did a lot to assure SPG loyalists about where the combined programs are ultimately heading.

3 weeks ago

Basic Economy Fares Hit the Market — Skift Business Traveler

Basic Economy Fares Hit the Market — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Basic Economy fares have now reached all three legacy carriers, though only on certain routes.

1 month ago

Free Airline Food Returns to Coach — Skift Business Traveler

Free Airline Food Returns to Coach — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Economy passengers can rejoice in the fact that meals are slowly returning to select coach flights. Delta Air Lines announced the updates last week.

1 month ago

Airline IT Systems Hit a Rough Patch — Skift Business Traveler

Airline IT Systems Hit a Rough Patch — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

It seems like every new week there's a new system outage at a U.S. airline and nobody knows why. Sooner or later, the whole infrastructure is going to collapse.

1 month ago

Hilton Overhauls Its Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

Hilton Overhauls Its Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Hilton's new loyalty program, Honors, will soon allow travelers to pay with points. But will they gouge travelers on the value of each point? The jury is still out.

2 months ago

Southwest Airlines Takes The High Road On Basic Economy Fares — Skift Business Traveler

Southwest Airlines Takes The High Road On Basic Economy Fares — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Southwest Airlines is officially steering clear of basic economy fares, which passengers will love. Investors, on the other hand, may start to get antsy.

2 months ago

American Launches Its Basic Economy Fares — Skift Business Traveler

American Launches Its Basic Economy Fares — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Now that all the legacy carriers have their Spirit Air-like fares, the big question is what comes next for passenger experience?

2 months ago

The 747 Flies Into The Sunset — Skift Business Traveler

The 747 Flies Into The Sunset — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

United plans to retire its aging 747 fleet by the end of the year -- well ahead of schedule. While that's good news for passengers keen on new aircraft and fancy in-flight entertainment, some are mourning the loss.

2 months ago

British Airways Flight Attendants Set to Strike — Skift Business Traveler

British Airways Flight Attendants Set to Strike — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Those traveling on British Airways this week -- especially on short-haul flights -- may be in for disruptions as a portion of its cabin crew is expected to go on strike.

3 months ago