Articles tagged “united”

Expedia and United Agree to Stand Down — For Now

Expedia and United Agree to Stand Down — For Now

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Armageddon is postponed for now as Expedia and United are conducting discussions to work out their contractual differences. Cooler heads apparently prevailed.

2 weeks ago

United Will Add More First-Class Seats to Regional Services

United Will Add More First-Class Seats to Regional Services

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Competition at the luxury end of the regional market certainly seems to be hotting up. Getting hold of Bombardier's new CRJ550 aircraft gives United something to shout about.

2 weeks ago

United Threatens to Cut Access to Flights Departing After September, Expedia Alleges

United Threatens to Cut Access to Flights Departing After September, Expedia Alleges

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is this all just posturing in negotiations between United and Expedia? It certainly could be but filing a lawsuit about it while a contract is in place takes things to a new level.

2 weeks ago

In-Flight Pandering Erodes Airline Passenger Loyalty

In-Flight Pandering Erodes Airline Passenger Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

Between credit card pitches and requests for tips, the process of monetizing the airline cabin is starting to wear on frequent flyers.

2 weeks ago

Expedia Files Lawsuit Against United Airlines in Contract Dispute

Expedia Files Lawsuit Against United Airlines in Contract Dispute

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It is relatively rare that contract disputes between online travel agencies and airlines reach the public domain unless they are at a breaking point. We'll undoubtedly hear more about this soon.

2 weeks ago

United Makes Live TV and Movies Free on Some Flights

United Makes Live TV and Movies Free on Some Flights

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

The change is a smart way to improve the airline's customer service, which has taken a few hits over the past couple years. Plus, it's just in time for the Super Bowl.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Shutdown May Have Done Lasting Damage to Air Traffic Control

U.S. Shutdown May Have Done Lasting Damage to Air Traffic Control

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Who knew air travel would be such a pressure point in the battle over government funding? Airport staffing issues probably played a role in the decision to temporarily reopen the government, but was it too little too late?

3 weeks ago

Drone Reports Halted Flights at Newark Airport

Drone Reports Halted Flights at Newark Airport

Justin Bachman and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Drone disruptions of airline operations? Start of a trend? Probably.

4 weeks ago

Airline Group Turns to Blockchain to Bypass Entrenched Distribution Systems

Airline Group Turns to Blockchain to Bypass Entrenched Distribution Systems

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There have been several new technologies, from the New Distribution Capability to direct-connect, and blockchain, that have at times shown promise in easing the grip of the global distribution systems. For the last 20 years, the incumbent distributors have always managed to exert or shore up their roles.

1 month ago

United Makes Top-Tier Elite Status Harder to Earn

United Makes Top-Tier Elite Status Harder to Earn

Grant Martin, Skift

Changes to United's MileagePlus program will make it harder for ultra-frequent flyers to stay loyal to the airline.

4 months ago

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

Bloomberg

United got cute by symbolizing China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong with their currencies — as in New Taiwan Dollar — instead of the country names themselves. Give United credit for trying, but the airline will likely give in.

6 months ago

United Airlines President on Turning Skeptics Into Believers

United Airlines President on Turning Skeptics Into Believers

Brian Sumers, Skift

Not everyone likes Scott Kirby, because he has a habit of speaking his mind, whether his opinions are popular or not. But there's little doubt about his track record. The man knows how to increase an airline's revenue. He's done it at America West, US Airways, American, and now United.

6 months ago