Articles tagged “skift business traveler”

American Tries to Avoid United’s Fate in Another Passenger Fiasco — Skift Business Traveler

American Tries to Avoid United’s Fate in Another Passenger Fiasco — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

It seems that passenger-crew altercations are happening more and more often these days. Luckily for American, its most recent kerfuffle hasn't completely gone out of control.

3 hours ago

Trying to Get Past United’s Dragging Fiasco — Skift Business Traveler

Trying to Get Past United’s Dragging Fiasco — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Sure, United screwed up royally. The real question is, what comes next?

1 week ago

Delta’s Operations Disrupted By Mid-Atlantic Thunderstorms — Skift Business Traveler

Delta’s Operations Disrupted By Mid-Atlantic Thunderstorms — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Those traveling on Delta last week may have felt the aftershocks of a storm that moved through Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport and turned operations on their head.

2 weeks ago

Lufthansa’s Plans for Low-Cost Expansion Into North America  — Skift Business Traveler

Lufthansa’s Plans for Low-Cost Expansion Into North America — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

With Lufthansa and the Star Alliance ramping up transatlantic low-cost carrier service via Eurowings, competition for budget flights to Europe is about to get hot.

3 weeks ago

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.

4 weeks 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 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 months ago