Articles tagged “united airlines”

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Southwest May Bear Biggest Brunt After FAA Grounding of Boeing Max Jets

Southwest May Bear Biggest Brunt After FAA Grounding of Boeing Max Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airlines downplayed the significance of the FAA's decision to ground the Boeing 737 Max, mostly saying they have enough slack in their fleets to take care of most customers. American and United probably will be OK, but it's hard to believe this will be business as usual for Southwest. It has more Max aircraft than the others.

1 month ago

FAA Grounds Boeing 737 Max Jets in Reversal of Earlier Stance

FAA Grounds Boeing 737 Max Jets in Reversal of Earlier Stance

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Federal Aviation Administration finally bowed to pressure. The United States followed the world and grounded all Boeing Max jets, including the larger models flown by United Airlines.

1 month ago

U.S. Airlines Hold Off Grounding Boeing’s Latest Jet Despite New Calls for Caution

U.S. Airlines Hold Off Grounding Boeing’s Latest Jet Despite New Calls for Caution

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airlines have so far decided not to ground their Boeing 737 Max jets. Will they continue to hold off? Or will they err on the side of caution?

1 month ago

Star Alliance Explores a Broader Loyalty Proposition Beyond Airlines

Star Alliance Explores a Broader Loyalty Proposition Beyond Airlines

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Those sitting on Star Alliance miles, even if it ain't millions, should be glad to know that one day they might be able to redeem them for an Airbnb stay, a tour, or dining experience. But don’t wait to burn, as this could take a while, if at all.

2 months ago

American Airlines Is Considering Flying to Africa and India With New Dreamliners

American Airlines Is Considering Flying to Africa and India With New Dreamliners

Brian Sumers, Skift

Since its merger with US Airways, American has taken a cautious approach with new routes. It has expanded to major Asian and South Pacific markets out of necessity but otherwise hasn't taken too many chances. It is nice to see the airline considering adding India and Africa.

2 months ago

U.S. Airlines Battle Over Access to Tokyo’s Preferred Airport

U.S. Airlines Battle Over Access to Tokyo’s Preferred Airport

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta Air Lines wants U.S. regulators to award it a disproportionate number of slots at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, a preferred airport among business travelers. Other airlines disagree, but Delta probably does deserve better access, as it is the only one of the big three U.S. carriers without a Japanese partner.

2 months ago

New Airline Seatbacks Have Cameras That Can Potentially Spy On Passengers

New Airline Seatbacks Have Cameras That Can Potentially Spy On Passengers

David Koenig, Associated Press

Just because airlines seemingly aren't activating cameras in seatbacks doesn't mean they can't be abused. Or hacked.

2 months ago

United Airlines Argues It Can Block Expedia From Future Fares as Standoff Persists

United Airlines Argues It Can Block Expedia From Future Fares as Standoff Persists

Brian Sumers, Skift

Can these two giant global travel companies work out their differences? Surely consumers would prefer to keep searching for United fares on Expedia.

2 months ago

United Finds Way to Make Up for Weak Transatlantic Economy Sales

United Finds Way to Make Up for Weak Transatlantic Economy Sales

Brian Sumers, Skift

Now is the time to score deals for economy class travel between the United States and Europe. Come April, people will want to fly transatlantic again and prices will go up.

2 months ago

How Smart Are Airlines With Upselling?

How Smart Are Airlines With Upselling?

Brian Sumers, Skift

We're often told that travel brands will soon know what we want to buy before we do. But few airlines are anywhere near that level.

3 months ago

American Airlines Warns One of Its Regional Airlines to Improve

American Airlines Warns One of Its Regional Airlines to Improve

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. regional airline Mesa Air Group has a relentless focus on costs. But with major carriers trying to increase their customer satisfaction scores, Mesa will need to raise its reliability to win and retain business.

3 months ago

Ex-United President Is Selected as CEO to Lead IndiGo Into a New Era

Ex-United President Is Selected as CEO to Lead IndiGo Into a New Era

Raini Hamdi, Skift

IndiGo’s appointment of veteran airline CEO Ronojoy Dutta to lead its aggressive expansion, particularly into new long-haul territory, is a fresh departure from the woes of non-happening Air India or Jet Airways.

3 months ago