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Your news hub for all things travel and transport, including coverage of airlines, cruise lines, passenger trains, rental cars, ride-sharing companies, and local transit.

California Sues Trump Administration Over Canceled High-Speed Rail Funding

California Sues Trump Administration Over Canceled High-Speed Rail Funding

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

Maybe California’s high-speed rail agency should spend less time suing the federal government over lost grants and more time focusing on cost overruns for the state’s beleaguered bullet train. Rail can be a less-carbon-intensive form of travel, but taxpayer money should be spent wisely.

3 days ago

Southwest Inks New Contract With Mechanics After Six Long Years

Southwest Inks New Contract With Mechanics After Six Long Years

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Six years to hammer out a new labor deal is an eternity. Everybody seems pretty simpatico — for today.

3 days ago

American Blames Delay in Adding More Seats to Jets on Union Woes

American Blames Delay in Adding More Seats to Jets on Union Woes

Isaac Carey, Skift

The airline is going to have to figure out its labor issues soon, because it's starting to affect nearly every aspect of its operations.

3 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.

2 months ago

American Airlines Asks Court to Stop Disruptive Slowdown by Mechanics

American Airlines Asks Court to Stop Disruptive Slowdown by Mechanics

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks. The whole industry will be watching how a judge rules in the matter.

3 days ago

IndiGo Co-Founder Distances Himself From Control Question

IndiGo Co-Founder Distances Himself From Control Question

Pratik Parija, Bloomberg

Hmmm. This statement looks designed to quell the current speculation but it sounds like there are problems behind the scenes.

4 days ago

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It looks like Ryanair is preparing itself for a major shakeup of the European airline industry. We've heard it talk about struggling competition before, but things are getting much tougher out there.

4 days ago

Viva Air Sees Opportunity in Venezuela and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Viva Air Sees Opportunity in Venezuela and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in aviation, one ultra low-cost carrier faces little competition in a turbulent Venezuela, EasyJet hopes its loyalty perks will help it navigate a difficult future, and IndiGo maps out a new strategy to expand its routes.

6 days ago

EasyJet Flies Toward Uncertain Summer of a European Slowdown

EasyJet Flies Toward Uncertain Summer of a European Slowdown

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's not a great time to be running a European short-haul airline, but EasyJet is trying to make the best of it. While growing its holiday and business travel offerings is probably a smart move, it's difficult to see them making much of a difference if the economic climate keeps getting worse.

1 week ago

Air Canada Bids $387 Million for Tour Operator Transat

Air Canada Bids $387 Million for Tour Operator Transat

Scott Deveau, Bloomberg

While buying a rival airline makes sense, what's interesting is that as a vertically-integrated tour operator Transat has a number of other business lines, including brick-and-mortar travel agencies. What will Air Canada do with these?

1 week ago

This Airline Actually Sees Opportunity in Venezuela’s Turmoil

This Airline Actually Sees Opportunity in Venezuela’s Turmoil

Brian Sumers, Skift

If you want to make a fortune in business, you need to go where your competitors will not be. Venezuela certainly fits that. But that doesn't mean it's a good idea.

1 week ago

Delta Faces Accusations From Machinists Joined by Candidates Sanders and Warren

Delta Faces Accusations From Machinists Joined by Candidates Sanders and Warren

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

The last thing Delta needs is for its labor issues to be fodder in the 2020 presidential campaign. But Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren may just keep Delta in their crosshairs.

1 week ago