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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?

3 hours 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.

1 week 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month ago

Basic Economy Fares Are on Hold and Passengers Are Delighted — Skift Business Traveler

Basic Economy Fares Are on Hold and Passengers Are Delighted — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Basic economy fares are on hold with American and United while the carriers take time to integrate them into complex booking systems. In the meantime, all economy passengers can thankfully continue to be treated equally.

1 month ago

The Curious Exit and Strong Legacy of Delta’s Chairman — Skift Business Traveler

The Curious Exit and Strong Legacy of Delta’s Chairman — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Although Anderson may not be missed by his rivals, his impact on the industry will be felt for years.

2 months ago

American Airlines Launches Its Premium Economy — Skift Business Traveler

American Airlines Launches Its Premium Economy — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

American's got a new premium economy cabin that it's flying domestically for the next few months. Let's see if it turns into a viable product.

2 months ago

United Hits Pause on Introducing Basic Economy Fares — Skift Business Traveler

United Hits Pause on Introducing Basic Economy Fares — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

United pushed the launch of its basic economy fares out a few months, giving business travelers a few more months to enjoy the full perks of budget tickets. Slowly, however, the axeman cometh.

2 months ago

Starwood and Marriott Finally Merge — Skift Business Traveler

Starwood and Marriott Finally Merge — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

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 months ago

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

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

Grant Martin, Skift

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.

3 months ago