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JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S.

JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S.

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

It may have started as a fringe movement in Sweden, but flight shaming is coming to the U.S. JetBlue plans to head it off at the pass by investing in offsetting programs and biofuels. But its real green deal may be in its new aircraft.

20 hours ago

Southwest Learns to Adapt to 737 Max ‘Crisis’

Southwest Learns to Adapt to 737 Max ‘Crisis’

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest is concerned it is losing market share because of the Max grounding. That is likely true. But the Max is also forcing the airline to be more efficient about where it flies and when. That's probably helping boost unit revenue.

21 hours ago

Boeing Plans to Restart Max Production in the Spring

Boeing Plans to Restart Max Production in the Spring

David Koenig, Associated Press

Given the pressure the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators are under, we shouldn't expect to see the Max in the sky anytime soon. Making sure the aircraft is totally safe is the priority, not Boeing's share price.

1 day ago

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How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing

How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing

Avian + Skift

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3 days ago

United Powers Through the 737 Max Waiting Game With Strong Earnings

United Powers Through the 737 Max Waiting Game With Strong Earnings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As United waits for its Boeing 737 Max aircraft to eventually enter service, so, too, is its growth plan on hold following a solid fourth quarter. The good news is that its competitors are facing the same issue.

2 days ago

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Reforming Europe's fragmented air traffic management systems would help improve the environmental performance of aircraft. But it won't change the fact that they spew out millions of tons of carbon dioxide every year.

2 days ago

EasyJet Finds More Ways to Capitalize on Collapse of Thomas Cook

EasyJet Finds More Ways to Capitalize on Collapse of Thomas Cook

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook's departure from a number of European markets will help propel EasyJet forward for most of 2020. At the moment, it remains cautious on capacity growth. But given the good start, the airline might be tempted to change tack?

3 days ago

The 2020 Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Winter Edition

The 2020 Innovators in Travel and Hospitality: Winter Edition

Colin Nagy, Skift

Twice a year, this column looks at who is doing it right. Here are some of the most inspiring innovations in design, service, and guest experience in hospitality and travel. Let the debates begin.

3 days ago

Tourism Promotion Needs to Evolve to Address Climate Change and 7 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Tourism Promotion Needs to Evolve to Address Climate Change and 7 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

In an era of extreme climate change, tourism promotors need to acknowledge how the destinations they market are impacted. Meanwhile in Hawaii — a destination with its own environmental concerns — tourists are behaving badly.

5 days ago

An RV Road Trip Is a Family-Friendly Way to Experience New Zealand

An RV Road Trip Is a Family-Friendly Way to Experience New Zealand

Malcolm Foster, The Associated Press

The popularity of DIY camper van trips with inbound travelers and local kiwis alike shows no sign of slowing down. New Zealand's South Island, with its abundance of natural beauty, long stretches of empty space, and free camp sites was basically made for road trips.

5 days ago

Distribution Giants Jockey for Air India Biz and 8 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Distribution Giants Jockey for Air India Biz and 8 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in aviation news, global distribution systems battle for struggling Air India's business, plus Ethiopian Airlines plans to build a new $5 billion airport outside of Addis Ababa.

5 days ago

Southwest Becomes Latest U.S. Airline to Delay Boeing 737 Max Return

Southwest Becomes Latest U.S. Airline to Delay Boeing 737 Max Return

Associated Press

Many predicted that Boeing would have gotten its act together by now and that 737 Max aircraft would be safe to fly. It's still up in the air exactly when that will be, but there is hope for the busy U.S. summer travel season.

5 days ago