Articles tagged “united”

United Airlines Is Disappointing Investors With Its Mediocre Outlook

United Airlines Is Disappointing Investors With Its Mediocre Outlook

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United laid out plans last year that haven't come to fruition, and investors are not pleased. Will they wait a little longer for results or abandon the airline?

5 days ago

Travel This Week — What To Expect

Travel This Week — What To Expect

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Both the Global Business Travel Association Convention 2017 and United's second quarter earnings this week should give us a better handle on how corporate travel demand is faring in the Age of Trump and political uncertainties around the globe.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

United Airlines to Suspend Venezuela Flights

United Airlines to Suspend Venezuela Flights

Andrea Wong and Jonathan Gilbert, Bloomberg

United was concerned about financial losses on its flights to Venezuela, the currency crisis and the security of its crews in deciding to take Venezuela off its route maps.

2 months ago

Flyers Shouldn’t Expect $10,000 When Bumped From a United Airlines Flight

Flyers Shouldn’t Expect $10,000 When Bumped From a United Airlines Flight

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

The optics of United Airlines' revamped overbooking procedure are solid, but travelers shouldn't expect to ever receive such a big payout for giving up their seat.

3 months ago

American Airlines’ Response To Its Social Media Moment Came After Learning From United

American Airlines’ Response To Its Social Media Moment Came After Learning From United

Mae Anderson, Associated Press

All the facts aren't known yet about the incident on board the American Airlines flight before it departed San Francisco but there are many lessons to be learned already. At the least, American Airlines' mea culpa came quickly as the carrier obviously learned from United's missteps.

3 months ago

Pilot Shortage Is a Factor In United Moving Away From Regional Jets

Pilot Shortage Is a Factor In United Moving Away From Regional Jets

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

United is reversing strategy and downplaying regional jets in favor of mainline service on important business routes domestically. The about-face from former CEO Jeff Smisek's strategy under current execs Munoz and Kirby will have rivals likely redrawing their own plans.

3 months ago

Why Chinese Backlash May Not Significantly Damage United’s Business

Why Chinese Backlash May Not Significantly Damage United’s Business

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Time and time again, we see that large travel companies don't suffer a lasting impact from social media outrage.

3 months ago

Delta Doles Out Miles and Vouchers to Placate Angry Passengers

Delta Doles Out Miles and Vouchers to Placate Angry Passengers

Michael Sasso and Scott Moritz, Bloomberg

No other airline wants to become the next United. We repeat: no one.

3 months ago

United Pilots Blame Its Regional Carrier and Local Police for Dragging Debacle

United Pilots Blame Its Regional Carrier and Local Police for Dragging Debacle

Associated Press

Passengers don't give a rip about the differences between United and its regional carriers. Their tickets said "United" and so have all the resulting headlines.

3 months ago

Canada to Consider Airline Passenger Bill of Rights

Canada to Consider Airline Passenger Bill of Rights

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press

How many people read the fine print in a contract of carriage when they purchase an airline ticket? Having an airline passenger bill of rights is a great way to clarify things for passengers and to restore confidence in airlines.

3 months ago

Airlines Tie CEO Pay to Customer Satisfaction

Airlines Tie CEO Pay to Customer Satisfaction

Anders Melin, Bloomberg

Well, this is something that airlines do right: Linking their CEO pay to customer satisfaction. Perhaps the linkage should be even greater although perhaps Southwest has a bit more respect for its customers than some of the others.

3 months ago