Articles tagged “united”

U.S. Airlines Should Ride High in 2018 Thanks to Improved Pricing Power

U.S. Airlines Should Ride High in 2018 Thanks to Improved Pricing Power

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

On paper, U.S. airlines are poised for a profitable 2018. But few industries are as susceptible to outside shocks as airlines. If there's a major terrorist attack in the United States, or if businesses unexpectedly pull back on travel, it will quickly become a tough year.

1 week ago

American and United Airlines to Pay $95 Million in September 11 Settlement

American and United Airlines to Pay $95 Million in September 11 Settlement

Associated Press

The World Center Properties' litigation over the September 11 attacks took 13 years to resolve. The impact of that day reverberates throughout society, and the legacy will last for lifetimes.

2 months ago

Airlines Personalize the Passenger Experience With New Apps and Devices

Airlines Personalize the Passenger Experience With New Apps and Devices

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Like any technology, access to flyers' personal data can be used for good or evil. Airlines need to strike the right balance between personalization and intrusion so enhanced access to flyers' whims doesn't get too creepy.

2 months ago

United Airlines Suspends Flights to New Delhi Because of Toxic Smog

United Airlines Suspends Flights to New Delhi Because of Toxic Smog

Divya Patil, Bloomberg

The air quality in New Delhi isn't acceptable for United employees, passengers or Indians. United doesn't want any part of this and smartly suspended its flights until the smog lifts.

2 months ago

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

Colin Nagy, Skift

As airlines double down on investment in business class, there are some experiential table stakes for customers paying the money to sit up front.

2 months ago

U.S. Airlines Are Seeing Higher Costs Eat Into Profits

U.S. Airlines Are Seeing Higher Costs Eat Into Profits

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

With higher costs for airlines across the board, how soon should passengers expect that to affect the price of a plane ticket? Competition has been keeping fares low, but carriers don't want that to last forever.

3 months ago

American and United Raise Forecasts as Impact From Fare Wars May Be Less Than Expected

American and United Raise Forecasts as Impact From Fare Wars May Be Less Than Expected

Associated Press

United and American may be seeing some relief from fare wars with low-cost carriers, but it is too soon to tell if they are out of the woods yet.

3 months ago

Business of Loyalty: American Airlines Frequent Flyers Are in a Sour Mood

Business of Loyalty: American Airlines Frequent Flyers Are in a Sour Mood

Grant Martin, Skift

American's loyalty program members are hopping mad over recent changes. But will its woes evaporate like similar problems at Delta and United?

4 months ago

United Backtracks on Basic Economy Fares as American Expands Them

United Backtracks on Basic Economy Fares as American Expands Them

Grant Martin, Skift

As one carrier, United, backs off on basic economy, another, American Airlines, doubles down. Will this clear the field for American? Perhaps.

4 months ago

Houston Flights Restart in Early Sign of Very Tentative Recovery

Houston Flights Restart in Early Sign of Very Tentative Recovery

Prashant Gopal, Jeff Green and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

When passengers arrive at George Bush International Airport in Houston, then what? Getting anywhere on the roads is nearly impossible. Recovery is going to take a very long time.

5 months ago

United CEO to Donate Heavily to Help Employees Affected by Hurricane Harvey

United CEO to Donate Heavily to Help Employees Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Oscar Munoz will donate up to $1 million of his own money to match employee donations. During a crisis, it's nice to see a CEO step up to show how we're all in this together.

5 months ago

Airline Fare Wars Are Gaining Momentum as Legacy Carriers Go After Low-Cost Rivals

Airline Fare Wars Are Gaining Momentum as Legacy Carriers Go After Low-Cost Rivals

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

So much for "price discipline" as fare wars are breaking out. They are being influenced by ultra-low-cost and no-frills long-haul carriers domestically and internationally. Great for consumers, bad for some airlines.

5 months ago