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Emirates’ Deal to Save the Airbus Superjumbo Program Hits a Snag

Emirates’ Deal to Save the Airbus Superjumbo Program Hits a Snag

Benjamin Katz and Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

It's probably time to let the Airbus A380 die. It's an impressive machine, and a decade ago, it showed so much promise. But it turned out the world — or most of the world — didn't need a giant, double-decker aircraft with four engines.

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Microsoft Invests in Ride-Hailing Platform Grab

Microsoft Invests in Ride-Hailing Platform Grab

Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg

This seems like a win-win for both sides. Microsoft gets a customer for its in-house cloud services operation and Grab now has a global tech firm as a partner.

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Airline Passengers Welcome More Digital Solutions to Common Travel Problems

Airline Passengers Welcome More Digital Solutions to Common Travel Problems

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Flyers want technology to improve their experience going through security checkpoints and when dealing with the nightmare of a travel disruption. Airlines need to do more to smooth over the pain points, and mobile technology can help them do it.

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Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

It’s been one of the dirty secrets of the airline business for decades, but the #MeToo movement is now exposing sexual harassment among cabin crew in Australia. Accusations from a leading union have forced the airlines to issue strong denials about systemic problems.

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Royal Caribbean Is Already Growing Its Luxury Silversea Line

Royal Caribbean Is Already Growing Its Luxury Silversea Line

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Royal Caribbean Cruises wants to be a bigger player in the luxury and expedition cruise space. One surefire way to do that, now that it owns a majority stake in Silversea: build more ships.

7 days ago

Chairman of Malaysia Airlines Reportedly Plans to Quit

Chairman of Malaysia Airlines Reportedly Plans to Quit

Elffie Chew, Bloomberg

The owner of Malaysia Airlines is sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional, which has been rumored to make it difficult for top bosses to institute needed changes. The country's recently elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is the fund's new chairman. It looks like the fund will need to find a new chairman for the airline soon.

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American Airlines Looks to Latin America with New and Expanded Routes

American Airlines Looks to Latin America with New and Expanded Routes

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is looking south with its new and expanded routes to destinations in Latin America, further securing its position as the leading U.S. airline in the region.

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How Singapore Air Made Its Ultra-Long-Haul Route to New York Viable Again

How Singapore Air Made Its Ultra-Long-Haul Route to New York Viable Again

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Technological advancements make the Singapore-New York route much more cost-effective but what happens if oil breaks the $100-a-barrel mark?

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Air Baltic Looks to JetBlue Founder David Neeleman for Guidance

Air Baltic Looks to JetBlue Founder David Neeleman for Guidance

Brian Sumers, Skift

Six years ago, Air Baltic took a chance on an airplane that few carriers wanted. Now, that decision has proven to be the right call. But Air Baltic can't remain independent forever, right?

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Skift Call Oct. 12: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Skift Call Oct. 12: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Tom Lowry, Skift

Low-cost and ultra-low-cost airlines have had great success, but the model is not a panacea. Many discounters never disrupt as promised, or realize the profit. We’ll explore all the potential hurdles facing low-cost carriers on Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m. EST on a Skift Call. Please join us for this all-important discussion.

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American’s Rebooking Move and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

American’s Rebooking Move and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, we have two in-depth stories on American Airlines: one on a direct distribution strategy, another on making it harder for agents to rebook coach passengers on other carriers.

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3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Transforming the Flight Experience

3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Transforming the Flight Experience

Jing Travel

As Chinese millennials and Gen Zers come of age, their shopping binges won't likely be as important, and they'll be willing to venture to off-the-beaten-track destinations more than their elders were. They'll have a lot of market power, and airlines and other sectors will have to adapt.

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