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JetBlue Flies to Europe and 5 Other Aviation Trends this Week

JetBlue Flies to Europe and 5 Other Aviation Trends this Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in aviation, JetBlue’s expanded flight routes could disrupt the market, Delta is cagey about its plans to make billions off its newest contract, and passenger sentiment is up in the air when it comes to planes with non-reclining seats.

6 days ago

Delta Air Lines Plans to Reduce Seat Recline in Bet to Make Flyers Happy

Delta Air Lines Plans to Reduce Seat Recline in Bet to Make Flyers Happy

Brian Sumers, Skift

This could go one of two ways. Passengers could revolt, taking to social media to complain about Delta's decision to reduce recline on 62 airplanes. Or customers could be pleasantly surprised at how much space they'll have under Delta's new test configuration.

7 days ago

Jet Airways Battles to Stay Afloat

Jet Airways Battles to Stay Afloat

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

The signs don't look good for Jet Airways. Once problems like this start to mount up, it can be difficult to find a way out.

7 days ago

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New Airline Distribution Tech Will Allow Agencies to Improve Customer Experience

New Airline Distribution Tech Will Allow Agencies to Improve Customer Experience

Travelport + Skift

The airline retail ecosystem appears to be overcoming the New Distribution Capability-related teething troubles and is finally getting the technical details right. This means that travel agencies can look forward to taking advantage of some real tangible benefits.

3 weeks ago

Low-Cost Airline Startup Sees Promise in Smaller Airports

Low-Cost Airline Startup Sees Promise in Smaller Airports

Jay Shabat, Skift

Allegiant co-founder Andrew Levy is starting a new ultra-low-cost airline and plans to start operations from lower-cost secondary airports. But is there room for another new low-cost airline in the U.S., and will passengers opt to fly from smaller airports?

7 days ago

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

JetBlue’s business class product was a game changer on U.S. routes. Will it be able to do the same across the Atlantic?

1 week ago

Qantas Head of International Quits After Just 18 Months in the Role

Qantas Head of International Quits After Just 18 Months in the Role

Angus Whitley , Bloomberg

Alison Webster was earmarked as a potential successor to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. There goes the possibility of another female airline CEO, a rare species in the industry.

1 week ago

Delta Expects to Make $7 Billion From Its Amex Credit Card Relationship by 2023. But How?

Delta Expects to Make $7 Billion From Its Amex Credit Card Relationship by 2023. But How?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta's new contract with American Express should generate massive revenue. It's another sign Delta is trying to stay far ahead of its peer airlines.

1 week ago

JetBlue Is Flying to Europe: Breaking Down the Competition

JetBlue Is Flying to Europe: Breaking Down the Competition

Madhu Unnikrishnan and Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue revealed one of aviation’s worst-kept secrets by announcing flights to Europe. The move will attract fire from competitors, but even so, JetBlue is not risking the company with these new routes.

1 week ago

Virgin Atlantic Refreshes Business Class for Newest Airbus Jets

Virgin Atlantic Refreshes Business Class for Newest Airbus Jets

Lucca de Paoli, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic has had a reputation for cool since the 1980s. But here's the reality: In recent years, Virgin has been a lot like most airlines. We'll see if this new cabin helps the airline get its swagger back.

1 week ago

United Adopts Dynamic Pricing for Award Seats

United Adopts Dynamic Pricing for Award Seats

Grant Martin, Skift

On November 15, United is moving to a model in which it dynamically prices award seats. While that may irk frequent flyers, it opens up a whole new tier of fares to budget travelers.

1 week ago

Boeing’s 737 Production Drop Will Hurt Other Aerospace Companies

Boeing’s 737 Production Drop Will Hurt Other Aerospace Companies

Esha Dey, Bloomberg

Boeing relies on many vendors to make its Boeing 737 Max jets. A lot of them will take a hit as the plane maker reduces how many aircraft it builds each month.

1 week ago