Articles tagged “united airlines”

This Airline Actually Sees Opportunity in Venezuela’s Turmoil

This Airline Actually Sees Opportunity in Venezuela’s Turmoil

Brian Sumers, Skift

If you want to make a fortune in business, you need to go where your competitors will not be. Venezuela certainly fits that. But that doesn't mean it's a good idea.

5 days ago

Airlines Take Notice of Millennials With New Strategies

Airlines Take Notice of Millennials With New Strategies

Brian Sumers, Skift

Millennials don't always want to go on vacation to places their parents like to visit. Airlines are starting to take notice.

2 weeks ago

The Grounding of the Max 737 Is Stoking More Open Skies Hypocrisy

The Grounding of the Max 737 Is Stoking More Open Skies Hypocrisy

Brian Sumers, Skift

United Airlines supports a trade group that rails against almost everything Qatar Airways does. But this summer, United will put its customers on Qatar Airways jets to fly across the Atlantic. This is interesting, right?

2 weeks ago

United CEO: Return of 737 Max Jets to Service Should Be Uniform Across Airlines

United CEO: Return of 737 Max Jets to Service Should Be Uniform Across Airlines

Joe Weisenthal and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Remember, United is not as affected by this grounding as other airlines. This month, Max flights would have accounted for about 1.4 percent of capacity. That's about the same as United's flight to Newark to New Delhi, which has been suspended because of airspace restrictions in Pakistan.

4 weeks ago

United Airlines Unveils New Paint Scheme

United Airlines Unveils New Paint Scheme

Brian Sumers, Skift

United’s new look shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of its frequent flyers. The airline has been slowly changing its airport signage to match the look that’s now going to be on aircraft.

4 weeks ago

United-Chase Rift Creates Opportunities for Other Credit Card Partnerships

United-Chase Rift Creates Opportunities for Other Credit Card Partnerships

Grant Martin, Skift

If United and Chase can't forge an exclusive agreement on how they market credit cards, the door may open for other banks like Citi, Barclays, or American Express to pitch a United co-branded product.

4 weeks ago

First Direct U.S. Flights to Cape Town in 15 Years Will Be Boon to Tourism

First Direct U.S. Flights to Cape Town in 15 Years Will Be Boon to Tourism

Richard Holmes, Skift

United’s plan to launch direct flights between New York and Cape Town, South Africa, is a potential bonanza for tourism in the city and the wider region. Now local operators are holding thumbs the seasonal route becomes year-round.

1 month ago

United Airlines Plays Hardball With Expedia and JPMorgan Chase

United Airlines Plays Hardball With Expedia and JPMorgan Chase

Brian Sumers, Skift

For years, airlines had little leverage with their partners. But airlines now are strong, and they have the advantage. Why shouldn’t they use it in contractual discussions?

1 month ago

American to Keep 737 Max Grounded Through Mid-August

American to Keep 737 Max Grounded Through Mid-August

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Removing the Boeing 737 Max from the schedule will indeed remove uncertainty for consumers booking summer travel. But it won't remove cancellations from the fewer aircraft in operation. Time to adjust flying expectations.

1 month ago

How Airlines Decide What You’ll Eat and Drink On Board

How Airlines Decide What You’ll Eat and Drink On Board

Brian Sumers, Skift

With their onboard food and drink programs, airlines want to keep passengers happy. But they also want to keep costs reasonable.

1 month ago

JetBlue Is Flying to Europe: Breaking Down the Competition

JetBlue Is Flying to Europe: Breaking Down the Competition

Madhu Unnikrishnan and Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue revealed one of aviation’s worst-kept secrets by announcing flights to Europe. The move will attract fire from competitors, but even so, JetBlue is not risking the company with these new routes.

1 month ago

Former United CFO Looks to Start Budget Airline Serving Secondary Airports

Former United CFO Looks to Start Budget Airline Serving Secondary Airports

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's nothing short of bold to launch an airline these days, but Andrew Levy thinks his can offer something new. With David Neeleman showing similar chutzpah, this could get interesting.

2 months ago