Articles tagged “united airlines”

How United Is Chasing Revenue by Adding More Premium Seats

How United Is Chasing Revenue by Adding More Premium Seats

Brian Sumers, Skift

By adding a new premium-heavy configuration, United Airlines will be increasing operational complexity. It is hoping it can offset that with increased revenue. Will the plan work?

4 hours ago

United’s Focus on Revenue Gains Gives It an Edge Over Rivals

United’s Focus on Revenue Gains Gives It an Edge Over Rivals

Brian Sumers, Skift

United President Scott Kirby and Chief Commericial Officer Andrew Nocella, who worked together at US Airways and American Airlines, deserve credit for the airline's turnaround. Then again, when they arrived United was a broken company, so there was probably only one way to go — up.

12 hours ago

How United Let It Slip That Apple Is Its Biggest Corporate Client

How United Let It Slip That Apple Is Its Biggest Corporate Client

Isaac Carey, Skift

A list of the airline’s top clients showed up on Twitter Friday, with Apple taking the top spot. This is bad news for United — especially if Apple is out shopping for a new preferred airline today.

2 days ago

United CEO Wants More Business Class Seats in Jets Flying Transatlantic

United CEO Wants More Business Class Seats in Jets Flying Transatlantic

Brian Sumers, Skift

Today, United's rationale makes sense. Premium demand in many markets is robust, and United could probably make more money with more seats to sell. But what happens if business class demand drops at some point?

6 days ago

20 Percent of Top-Tier Airline Elites Could Lose Status in 2019

20 Percent of Top-Tier Airline Elites Could Lose Status in 2019

Grant Martin, Skift

Thanks to new program changes, 20 percent of top-tier American and United frequent flyers could face losing their status this year if their travel habits don't change.

2 weeks ago

Why Airlines Can’t Get Enough of the Sunshine State

Why Airlines Can’t Get Enough of the Sunshine State

Jay Shabat, Skift Airline Weekly

Florida is a giant market for U.S. and even some non-U.S. airlines, with tourism, population, and economy all growing. But for some carriers, it’s a chief determinant of their financial performance.

2 weeks ago

United Airlines’ New Employee Bonuses Factor in Customer Satisfaction

United Airlines’ New Employee Bonuses Factor in Customer Satisfaction

Brian Sumers, Skift

At most companies, changes in employee bonuses don't resonate much beyond corporate headquarters. But airlines are different, and United Airlines created a global public relations saga in March when it decided to alter how it allotted extra money to employees. It's not a surprise the airline walked it back.

4 weeks ago

United to Buy Stake in Regional Airline

United to Buy Stake in Regional Airline

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

This all fits in with United's domestic strategy and will give the airline more say in the operation of some of its shorter routes.

4 weeks ago

Frequent Flyers Brush Off Tougher Criteria for Airline Elite Status

Frequent Flyers Brush Off Tougher Criteria for Airline Elite Status

Grant Martin, Skift

Despite the cost of entry getting markedly higher next year, many business travelers don't seem too worried about new qualification standards that American and United have set for next year.

1 month ago

How Southwest Airlines Looks to Grow in Los Angeles

How Southwest Airlines Looks to Grow in Los Angeles

Brian Sumers, Skift

It has been a long time since Los Angeles International Airport has seen real gate growth. It's nice to see the airport considering some expansion.

1 month ago

United Airlines Capitalizes on Robust Demand Amid Falling Fuel Prices

United Airlines Capitalizes on Robust Demand Amid Falling Fuel Prices

Brian Sumers, Skift

Two months ago, airlines were panicked about the price of fuel. But fuel is now cheaper than it was before the run-up, and business is booming. It seems like it's a good time again to be an airline executive.

2 months ago

European Regulators Will Focus on Distributors’ Restrictive Airline Contracts

European Regulators Will Focus on Distributors’ Restrictive Airline Contracts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's anyone's guess whether travel distribution giants Amadeus and Sabre might have run afoul of the European Union's rules. But a look at the history of those companies' airline contracts provides clues as to what might be top of mind with investigators.

2 months ago