Articles tagged “skift business traveler”

Starwood and Marriott Finally Merge — Skift Business Traveler

Loyalty members at Marriott and Starwood were in for a surprise last Friday when the hotels announced that it was possible to link the programs. Each group now has nearly double the volume of bookable hotels and partner programs with which they can use their points.

2 days ago

Another Player Enters the In-Flight Wi-Fi Game — Skift Business Traveler

Does the airline industry even need another in-flight Wi-Fi provider? French aircraft company Thales thinks so. And if its entry into the market helps drive costs down and speeds up service, we're all for it.

1 week ago

U.S. Airlines Tell Passengers to Turn Off Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones — Skift Business Traveler

In airports across the U.S. this weekend, the calls to turn off Note 7s echoed through the terminals. Airlines are concerned about fires from faulty phone batteries while in flight, but it's still not clear whether passengers are taking the warning seriously.

2 weeks ago

American Elites Are Unhappy With the New AAdvantage Loyalty Program — Skift Business Traveler

American changed its AAdvantage loyalty program to a revenue-based model earlier this year and its members seem to be angrier than usual. But is the furor enough for American to act?

3 weeks ago

British Airways Flights Snarled By Latest IT Glitch — Skift Business Traveler

Travelers on British Airways may be in for a long week after another industry IT glitch bogged down its operations. This is the major third major IT glitch to hit the industry this summer, but the first in Europe.

3 weeks ago

American Air’s Former President Has Excellent Timing — Skift Business Traveler

We've entered a new phase of airline leadership this year with new CEOs at Delta and United and American's upstart Doug Parker in the senior role.

4 weeks ago

Upgrades Disappear as Airlines Make Smaller Improvements — Skift Business Traveler

Although you may be stuck in the middle seat — hey, look — there's free in-flight entertainment.

4 weeks ago

American ‘Shuffles’ Its Award Ticket Prices, Stays Quiet About Dynamic Pricing

American wants flyers to know that it's only "shuffling" reward prices. We're not sure what that means either.

1 month ago

More Changes For United’s Management Team — Skift Business Traveler

With executive changes in place, passengers are surely next in line.

1 month ago

Delta Launches Its Business Class Suites — Skift Business Traveler

The big three U.S. carriers are excited about their business class products. But it's easy to argue that they are playing catch up.

1 month ago

United Flight Attendants’ Contract Could Help the Airline Advance — Skift Business Traveler

The new flight attendants' contract at United, coupled with other steps CEO Oscar Munoz is taking, could finally enable United to make up some serious ground against its competitors.

1 month ago

Delta’s Outage Impact Likely to Be Much Greater Than Southwest’s — Skift Business Traveler

While Delta has among the best on-time performances in the industry and arguably one of the better products, one wonders how the new CEO, who assumed the role only three months ago, will whether the storm.

2 months ago