Articles tagged “united airlines”

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Bloomberg, Alex Barinka and Mary Schlangenstein

As we said earlier in the week, Frontier and United likely will have a nice battle for customers in Denver — and that's good for airline passengers seeking cheap fares. Keep an eye on this one.

1 month ago

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's not clear whether United or Frontier will win this battle in Denver. But what is nearly certain is that passengers will be the beneficiaries. They'll likely find cheaper fares.

1 month ago

United Airlines Hits Pause on Delivery of Passenger-Friendly Airbus Jets

United Airlines Hits Pause on Delivery of Passenger-Friendly Airbus Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

Will United Airlines ever take the 35 Airbus A350s it has on order? At one point, it had an acute need for the new long-haul aircraft. But times change, and United already has a worthy successor for its Boeing 747 fleet — the Boeing 777-300ER.

1 month ago

The Business of Loyalty: Alaska and American Drastically Reduce Their Frequent Flyer Partnership

The Business of Loyalty: Alaska and American Drastically Reduce Their Frequent Flyer Partnership

Brian Sumers, Skift

In recent years, many Alaska Airlines frequent flyers liked to fly American, because they would receive loyalty benefits even when flying the competition. But starting next year, that perk will end, and that's not great news for road warriors.

1 month ago

Airline Passengers Aren’t Always Guaranteed a Cool Cabin on the Ground

Airline Passengers Aren’t Always Guaranteed a Cool Cabin on the Ground

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press

People love to criticize airlines. Is it possible some aircraft are too hot during boarding? Of course. But this is not a major issue, and surely there doesn't need to be a federal law to govern airline cabin temperatures. Let's count on airlines to do the right thing.

1 month ago

Delta Holds an Edge Over Competitors by Dominating Less-Competitive Markets

Delta Holds an Edge Over Competitors by Dominating Less-Competitive Markets

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

For airlines, you'd think the big money would come from the major financial and media hubs. To some extent, that's true. But Delta's real competitive advantage is in Atlanta, where it dominates traffic not only from Georgia, but also from the entire Southeast United States.

1 month ago

United Airlines Financial Forecast Rises Despite Dragging Incident

United Airlines Financial Forecast Rises Despite Dragging Incident

Brian Sumers, Skift

Did customers book away from United Airlines after security officers called by the airline beat up a passenger in Chicago? Probably not, considering how well the airline performed financially in the second quarter.

1 month ago

United Has a New Way to Make Money From Overbooked Flights

United Has a New Way to Make Money From Overbooked Flights

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

If you’ve bought a seat on a flight that gets overbooked, United may try to resell it. But don’t freak out: There’s a financial upside for flyers who can be flexible. Kudos to Volantio, a travel tech startup, for powering the service.

1 month ago

Pro-Open Skies Group Tries to Reach Trump Where it Matters — on Cable TV

Pro-Open Skies Group Tries to Reach Trump Where it Matters — on Cable TV

Brian Sumers, Skift

Here's a prediction. The Trump administration may do little on the Open Skies debate. Yes, U.S. airlines probably suffer because of the agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. But plenty of other U.S. interests take advantage of the same agreements to make money.

1 month ago

U.S. Airlines Are Making Their VIP Lobbies Even More Posh

U.S. Airlines Are Making Their VIP Lobbies Even More Posh

Brian Sumers, Skift

No, these special airline VIP lobbies are not new. But all three full-service U.S. airlines are investing in them, with each trying to one-up the other. If you're a regular coach customer, you likely don't care. But if you have access to these lobbies, you're probably pleased.

1 month ago

United Airlines Ceases Flying to Venezuela

United Airlines Ceases Flying to Venezuela

Associated Press

Count this as a temporary move by United to stop flying to a very troubled country, Venezuela.

2 months ago

Many United Airlines Awards Flights Will Soon Cost More Miles

Many United Airlines Awards Flights Will Soon Cost More Miles

Brian Sumers, Skift

Starting July 1, United will begin hawking Chase-branded credit cards on board, with flight attendants earning a $50 commission for each approval. Will the flight attendants remind customers that they'll need a lot more miles for some trips starting later this year? We doubt it.

2 months ago