Articles tagged “skift business traveler”

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.

4 days 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.

2 weeks ago

Alaska Keeps Its Industry Leading Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

Alaska Keeps Its Industry Leading Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Business travelers have a new loyalty program to call their own for 2017 with Alaska's Mileage Plan. Hopefully it sticks around through Alaska's merger with Virgin America.

3 weeks ago

Alaska and Delta End Their Relationship — Skift Business Traveler

Alaska and Delta End Their Relationship — Skift Business Traveler

4 weeks ago

Alaska and Virgin America Become One — Skift Business Traveler

Alaska and Virgin America Become One — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Frequent flyers on Virgin America and Alaska now have some insight into how their loyalty programs will coexist in early 2017. But there's much more to learn about how the joint operation will soon look.

1 month ago

Alaska’s Acquisition Of Virgin America Moves Forward — Skift Business Traveler

Alaska’s Acquisition Of Virgin America Moves Forward — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Now that the regulatory and legal hurdles are out of the way, Alaska is free to gobble up Virgin America. But what will be left behind?

1 month ago

United Kicks Off Polaris Service — Skift Business Traveler

United Kicks Off Polaris Service — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

United's rollout of its Polaris Business Class went very smoothly from a communications perspective. But now that passengers are beginning to see it appear, has the airline over-promised what it can deliver?

2 months ago

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Is a Bad Start to Holiday Travel Season — Skift Business Traveler

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Is a Bad Start to Holiday Travel Season — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Passengers flying on Lufthansa this week may want to recheck their itineraries -- Lufthansa pilots just authorized an extension to their strike into the middle of this week.

2 months ago

United’s New Basic Economy Fares Are More Restrictive Than the Competition — Skift Business Traveler

United’s New Basic Economy Fares Are More Restrictive Than the Competition — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

United surprised the airline community when it announced that its basic economy fares wouldn't allow for free overhead carry-on luggage this week. To many, that makes its upcoming basic economy fare worse than the competition. But will mainstream passengers care?

2 months ago

American Air’s 2017 Loyalty Program Takes Shape — Skift Business Traveler

American Air’s 2017 Loyalty Program Takes Shape — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

As American plans to operate its first full year of a revenue-based loyalty program, it's slowly releasing details on how it works. Most of the program rules fall into line with competitors, which should surprise almost nobody.

2 months ago

Premium Economy Competition Heats Up — Skift Business Traveler

Premium Economy Competition Heats Up — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

There's a bit more clarity into how and when American and Delta are launching premium economy cabins next year, but the big question of how it'll be marketed yet remains unanswered.

3 months ago

Hyatt Adds Revenue Component to Its Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

Hyatt Adds Revenue Component to Its Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Hyatt is experimenting with a revenue-based component to its loyalty program that only the airlines have so far implemented. How this turns out for hotel chain and its new World of Hyatt program may shape how the rest of the industry falls into step.

3 months ago