Airlines

JetBlue Seeks Investors for Proposed New York JFK Terminal

JetBlue Seeks Investors for Proposed New York JFK Terminal

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

After failing to acquire Northern California-based Virgin America last year, JetBlue remains an East Coast-focused airline. It makes sense that the airline may need more real estate in New York.

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The UK’s Transport Secretary Doesn’t Agree With Ryanair About the Impact of Brexit

The UK’s Transport Secretary Doesn’t Agree With Ryanair About the Impact of Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Ryanair and other airlines are probably being a bit over-the-top with their suggestions of grounded jets but their dire warnings do highlight the industry's need for clarity. There are few obvious benefits to leaving an organization that has done so much to liberalize the aviation market and carriers probably just want to make sure that the government is aware of that.

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The UK Wants to Develop a New Aviation Strategy

The UK Wants to Develop a New Aviation Strategy

Thomas Seal and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

It seems strange to be launching a consultation on the UK's future aviation strategy when so much still remains up in the air. Although backed by the government, a new runway at Heathrow faces plenty of opposition and no one is sure exactly what will happen when the country leaves the European Union.

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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?

2 days ago

U.S. Steps Up Electronics Screenings on Inbound International Flights

U.S. Steps Up Electronics Screenings on Inbound International Flights

Jill Colvin, Associated Press

More intense screening procedures on big electronic devices will lead to longer lines in security for travelers to the U.S. And if you're singled out and have forgotten to charge a device, you may have to dispose of it in order to get through security.

2 days ago

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

Bloomberg, Alex Barinka and Mary Schlangenstein

As we said earlier in the week, Frontier and United likely will have a nice battle for customers in Denver — and that's good for airline passengers seeking cheap fares. Keep an eye on this one.

2 days ago

Air France-KLM Thinks the World Needs an Airline for Millennials

Air France-KLM Thinks the World Needs an Airline for Millennials

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

It's official: We've hit peak millennial.

2 days ago

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's not clear whether United or Frontier will win this battle in Denver. But what is nearly certain is that passengers will be the beneficiaries. They'll likely find cheaper fares.

3 days ago

Wizz Air Is Cutting Carry-On Bag Fees as Profits Soar

Wizz Air Is Cutting Carry-On Bag Fees as Profits Soar

Mark Barton and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's refreshing to see an airline respond to customer feedback, especially where fees are concerned. But if economic conditions sour, the carrier can always bring back the charges.

3 days ago

United Airlines Hits Pause on Delivery of Passenger-Friendly Airbus Jets

United Airlines Hits Pause on Delivery of Passenger-Friendly Airbus Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

Will United Airlines ever take the 35 Airbus A350s it has on order? At one point, it had an acute need for the new long-haul aircraft. But times change, and United already has a worthy successor for its Boeing 747 fleet — the Boeing 777-300ER.

4 days ago

Travel Habits of Americans: U.S. Travelers Shun Airline Loyalty Programs

Travel Habits of Americans: U.S. Travelers Shun Airline Loyalty Programs

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many airlines have rewritten loyalty rules in recent years to make their programs more profitable and reward the most lucrative travelers. But our data show many U.S. travelers don't want to play by those rules and aren't loyal to any airline.

4 days ago

British Airways Turns to A-List Actors for New Safety Video

British Airways Turns to A-List Actors for New Safety Video

Jason Clampet, Skift

In-flight safety videos are fascinating in that they all must stick to the same script. What airlines decide to do with this locked-in time is always an extension of their brand.

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