Articles tagged “united states”

United Promotes Scott Kirby to CEO, Munoz Becomes Executive Chairman

United Promotes Scott Kirby to CEO, Munoz Becomes Executive Chairman

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Plenty of eyebrows were raised when Scott Kirby swapped American for United in 2016, but it was clear he was looking to run an airline. His trajectory to CEO was long anticipated.

1 week ago

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue isn't immune from the structural changes that are taking place in the aviation industry. Like it or not, basic economy is a part of the landscape now, and to truly compete you need to have it in your arsenal.

1 month ago

MGM on Hunt for Investor to Join Las Vegas Property Venture

MGM on Hunt for Investor to Join Las Vegas Property Venture

Christopher Palmeri and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Like other hospitality companies, MGM is pivoting towards an asset-light model and has spent the last year or so preparing for an economic downturn. It should be in good shape if the worst happens.

1 month ago

Emirates Warns of Fare Increases Due to Tariff Dispute

Emirates Warns of Fare Increases Due to Tariff Dispute

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

If tariffs go up, airlines can't always absorb them and customers end up paying more. In this case, we might eventually see the two sides come to an agreement but with President Trump in the White House, anything is possible.

2 months ago

Delta Hints at Return to Days of Simpler Fares

Delta Hints at Return to Days of Simpler Fares

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines aren't always the most customer-centric businesses so any move to make things easier to understand should be welcomed. As usual, we'll believe it when we see it.

2 months ago

Blackstone Looks at Buying Water-Park Operator Great Wolf

Blackstone Looks at Buying Water-Park Operator Great Wolf

Kiel Porter and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Great Wolf Resorts has had a few private equity owners in its recent history and another one clearly thinks there is more money to squeeze out of the business.

3 months ago

Why U.S. Airline Carbon Emissions Keep Rising

Why U.S. Airline Carbon Emissions Keep Rising

David Koenig, Associated Press

We've been beating this drum for a while now. It's true that aircraft are much more efficient than they once were, but this doesn't matter if the industry keeps growing at such a pace.

3 months ago

Why American Airlines Is Being Trounced by Its Rivals

Why American Airlines Is Being Trounced by Its Rivals

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American Airlines has fallen behind its main U.S. rivals. Some of the operational issues are down to bad luck but Doug Parker clearly has a big task on his hands to turn things around.

3 months ago

The Evolution of Long Island’s Tony East End as Luxury Destination

The Evolution of Long Island’s Tony East End as Luxury Destination

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Stick or twist? Plenty of destinations have to wrestle with the idea when looking to develop their tourism offering. By changing too much or too quickly, you risk losing what made the place special to begin with.

5 months ago

Expedia Settles With U.S. Government Over Cuba Travel Allegations

Expedia Settles With U.S. Government Over Cuba Travel Allegations

Associated Press

Although Expedia cooperated, it looks like the U.S. government is determined to crack down on Cuba travel violations. Given the recent changes — and the current administration's rhetoric — we should probably expect closer scrutiny in the future.

6 months ago

China Issues New Warnings Against U.S. Travel to Its Citizens

China Issues New Warnings Against U.S. Travel to Its Citizens

Bloomberg News

China cautions its citizens against travel to the U.S. because of “frequent” shootings, robbery and theft. Can't it be more ingenious? But even if its public finds this ridiculous, there will be a drop in travel to the U.S. There are enough past examples to show that China travel warnings do bite.

6 months ago

American and Qantas Take Step Toward Trans-Pacific Joint Venture

American and Qantas Take Step Toward Trans-Pacific Joint Venture

Ryan Beene, Bloomberg

Tenacity is paying off, it seems. Qantas and American Airlines have passed the first regulatory hurdle and will be hoping to get the green light in the next few weeks.

6 months ago