Articles tagged “southwest”

Travel Brands Doubled U.S. TV Advertising in July

Travel Brands Doubled U.S. TV Advertising in July

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The most popular travel ads on TV in the United States in July were aspirational, but they also emphasized booking flexibility and low pricing. Pandemic formulations.

6 days ago

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Many travel managers and even agencies were caught off guard by the pandemic, underestimating how long it could last. Cue the last minute dash to work out how to leverage all those unused tickets.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Launches New Assault Against Unauthorized Bookings

Ryanair Launches New Assault Against Unauthorized Bookings

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airlines such as Ryanair, as well as hotels, have long argued that online travel sites are stingy about providing them with customer information, and that's a solid point. Could Ryanair have done more until now to provide passengers with refunds? Definitely.

4 weeks ago

Southwest Says Buyout and Paid Leave Packages Boost Survival Chances

Southwest Says Buyout and Paid Leave Packages Boost Survival Chances

Tracy Rucinski and David Shepardson, Reuters

Fortunately for CEO Gary Kelly, the packages are being well-received by pilots and the flexibility to return when things pick up is also hitting the right notes.

2 months ago

Southwest Airlines CEO Expects ‘Brutal Low-Fare’ Competition

Southwest Airlines CEO Expects ‘Brutal Low-Fare’ Competition

Reuters

The airline business has never been been geared toward executives afraid of a fight. But airline fare wars that loom coming out of the pandemic could be in a category all their own. Will Southwest's infrastructure and operating mode put it in a better position than others?

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Breakdown of Lufthansa and Sabre Deal Signals New Risks for Corp Travel

Breakdown of Lufthansa and Sabre Deal Signals New Risks for Corp Travel

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The exact reasons for wanting to terminate the content deal aren’t clear, but Lufthansa’s direct-selling drive might have something to do with it.

3 months ago

How Much Did Big Travel Companies Spend on TV Ads in 2019?

How Much Did Big Travel Companies Spend on TV Ads in 2019?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airlines, hotels, and booking sites have divergent reasons for leaning into or out of TV advertising. Attracting more direct bookers is always a goal, but sometimes competitive reasons, or the emergence of new platforms, skew the TV budgets.

7 months ago

Travel Agencies See Huge Opportunity as Southwest Business Expands

Travel Agencies See Huge Opportunity as Southwest Business Expands

Isaac Carey, Skift

The airline's recent agreements with Amadeus and Travelport signal a turning point in its distribution strategy. This is a big deal for travel management companies.

10 months ago

Travel Agencies Have Long Struggled With Southwest. Now This Is Changing

Travel Agencies Have Long Struggled With Southwest. Now This Is Changing

Isaac Carey, Skift

Southwest has been a thorn in the side of many travel management companies. Now they have a shot at a mutually beneficial relationship with the airline.

10 months ago

Promise and Pablum at Corporate Travel’s Biggest Gathering of the Year

Promise and Pablum at Corporate Travel’s Biggest Gathering of the Year

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Is corporate travel a sexy sector now? Maybe to investors, but new technology is doing less to change the status quo than you may think.

1 year ago

Southwest Expands Booking Access for Business Travelers

Southwest Expands Booking Access for Business Travelers

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is a big step for the airline, which has historically kept its inventory off nearly all global distribution systems, online travel agencies, and corporate booking tools.

1 year ago