Articles tagged “southwest airlines”

Southwest CEO Says Airline to Limit Seats Through July

Southwest CEO Says Airline to Limit Seats Through July

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

On the positive side, Southwest said so far this month bookings outpaced trip cancellations.

4 days ago

U.S. Airlines Report Modest Uptick in Summer Bookings But Will Passengers Actually Show Up?

U.S. Airlines Report Modest Uptick in Summer Bookings But Will Passengers Actually Show Up?

Brian Sumers, Skift

How do you define recovery? If you call it improvement from the nadir, U.S. airlines are in recovery mode. But if recovery means nearing 2019 levels of travel demand, U.S. airlines are a long way away.

6 days ago

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Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines + Skift

Southwest Airlines is upping its corporate travel game by significantly expanding its presence in the global distribution system (GDS) network. This is set to enhance the relationship between the airline and its corporate buyers and agencies.

6 days ago

Southwest Moves Ahead of Schedule to Bring On Distribution Partners to Boost Corp Travel Bookings

Southwest Moves Ahead of Schedule to Bring On Distribution Partners to Boost Corp Travel Bookings

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It's a significant step since the launch of Southwest Business last year, designed to tap into the travel management community. Before the crisis, roughly a third of the airline’s traffic was corporate travel. This move could help it boost that market share.

3 weeks ago

Southwest CEO Believes First Week of April Was the Bottom

Southwest CEO Believes First Week of April Was the Bottom

Brian Sumers, Skift

Residents of many U.S. states are still under stay-at-home orders. It seems too early to try to promote more air travel. But Southwest needs cash to stay afloat, so it probably must keep trying to fill its aircraft.

4 weeks ago

Crisis Spurs American Airlines Into Being More Customer Friendly: Will Anyone Remember It?

Crisis Spurs American Airlines Into Being More Customer Friendly: Will Anyone Remember It?

Brian Sumers, Skift

American Airlines' reputation took a beating the last three years. The airline is now doing its best to take care of customers. Will they remember when demand improves?

1 month ago

Largest U.S. Airlines Agree to Terms on $25 Billion in Government Aid

Largest U.S. Airlines Agree to Terms on $25 Billion in Government Aid

Tracy Rucinski and David Shepardson, Reuters

Airlines probably wanted money with no strings attached, but this is a good compromise.

1 month ago

Senators Urge U.S. Airlines to Issue Ticket Refunds After Bailout

Senators Urge U.S. Airlines to Issue Ticket Refunds After Bailout

David Shepardson, Reuters

At some point airlines on the receiving end of vast bailouts will need to put some of that cash back into the pockets of an overlooked demographic — the paying passenger — or risk brand erosion.

2 months ago

American Slashing 3 Out of 4 Global Flights Is Among Latest Travel Company Measures

American Slashing 3 Out of 4 Global Flights Is Among Latest Travel Company Measures

David Shepardson, Reuters

American Airlines plans to cut 75 percent of its international flights through May 6, and this report covers how other U.S. carriers and railway operator Amtrak may make similar moves this week.

2 months ago

U.S. Airlines Expand Free Ticket Change Policy Amid Coronavirus Uncertainty

U.S. Airlines Expand Free Ticket Change Policy Amid Coronavirus Uncertainty

Reuters

With so much uncertainty around travel, airlines don't really have much choice. The cutoff dates will likely be pushed further into the year if the outbreak worsens.

3 months ago

Southwest Learns to Adapt to 737 Max ‘Crisis’

Southwest Learns to Adapt to 737 Max ‘Crisis’

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest is concerned it is losing market share because of the Max grounding. That is likely true. But the Max is also forcing the airline to be more efficient about where it flies and when. That's probably helping boost unit revenue.

4 months ago

Southwest Becomes Latest U.S. Airline to Delay Boeing 737 Max Return

Southwest Becomes Latest U.S. Airline to Delay Boeing 737 Max Return

Associated Press

Many predicted that Boeing would have gotten its act together by now and that 737 Max aircraft would be safe to fly. It's still up in the air exactly when that will be, but there is hope for the busy U.S. summer travel season.

4 months ago