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American Airlines Vows to Rebound After Brutal Summer, Says CFO

American Airlines Vows to Rebound After Brutal Summer, Says CFO

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

American Airlines had a tough summer, with labor issues and the grounding of its 24 Boeing 737 Max aircraft. But Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr said at Skift Global Forum that these two areas are at the top of management's agenda for next year.

7 hours ago

Avis Tackles Urban Congestion By Teaming Up With Ridehailing Rivals

Avis Tackles Urban Congestion By Teaming Up With Ridehailing Rivals

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cities are getting more crowded with vehicles, and people are becoming more reluctant to use cars during business and leisure trips. Smart technology can help.

9 hours ago

Technology, Not Economics, Is Keeping Delta Air Lines From Offering Free Wi-Fi

Technology, Not Economics, Is Keeping Delta Air Lines From Offering Free Wi-Fi

Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue somehow makes free Wi-Fi work. But Delta hasn't figured it out yet. It has so many customers on so many flights, and it's worried free Wi-Fi might overwhelm Gogo's systems and degrade the system for everyone.

15 hours ago

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How Airlines Are (Finally) Stepping Up Their Loyalty Programs with Big Data

How Airlines Are (Finally) Stepping Up Their Loyalty Programs with Big Data

SessionM + Skift

Airlines are taking cues from sectors outside the travel industry, including dining, wellness, and retail to better target and engage with their passengers. The key to success is delivering personalized messages through the smarter and secure use of customer data, experts said.

16 hours ago

How Carnival Grapples With Cruise Overtourism and Sustainability

How Carnival Grapples With Cruise Overtourism and Sustainability

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A little bit of cognitive dissonance going on here, with Donald saying companies have an obligation to be honest with consumers while explaining away a $20 million penalty it paid with the U.S. government for secret illegal pollution.

16 hours ago

Virgin Atlantic Unveils Massive Growth Plans With a (Major) Catch

Virgin Atlantic Unveils Massive Growth Plans With a (Major) Catch

Brian Sumers, Skift

On a branding and product level, Virgin Atlantic has long punched above its weight. But overall, Virgin Atlantic is just another undersize airline trying to squeeze out a profit amid intense competition. Perhaps Heathrow's expansion will change that. But don't bet on it.

1 day ago

United Increases Its Loyalty Dominance at Denver

United Increases Its Loyalty Dominance at Denver

Grant Martin, Skift

It's getting even harder to not be loyal to United Airlines if you are a frequent traveler in Denver.

2 days ago

Germany Mulls Increased Airline Tax to Curb Emissions

Germany Mulls Increased Airline Tax to Curb Emissions

William Wilkes, Arne Delfs and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

Airlines wont be happy about increased taxes, but the industry needs to face up to its environmental impact. Making it more expensive to fly shorter, domestic routes makes sense especially if there are viable rail options instead.

3 days ago

Expedia and United Agree to Multiyear Contract Avoiding Messy Divorce

Expedia and United Agree to Multiyear Contract Avoiding Messy Divorce

Dennis Schaal, Skift

United had previously stated that it's a new era because of its mobile app and its ability to attract direct traffic to its websites. But the two parties found a way to come to terms.

3 days ago

Japan Airlines Exploring Malaysia Airlines Investment

Japan Airlines Exploring Malaysia Airlines Investment

Chan Tien Hin, Bloomberg

It sounds like talks are at a very early stage, and given Malaysia Airlines troubled history, we shouldn't necessarily expect a firm bid.

3 days 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.

4 days ago

Court Revives US Airways Antitrust Case and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Court Revives US Airways Antitrust Case and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, a federal appeals court delivered a setback in antitrust litigation between US Airways and Sabre. Then the CEO of IATA said taxes aren't going to help curb carbon emissions — the solution may lie in subsidizing biofuel.

5 days ago