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Airlines

Emirates Skywards Chief Shares Six Airline Loyalty Lessons

In a break from the strategy of many U.S. airlines, Emirates’ Skywards program is being used to boost loyalty for the airline without a heavy financial focus.

Emirates Skywards Chief Shares Six Airline Loyalty Lessons

Airlines

Boeing 737 Max Delays Cost Norwegian Air $3.2m in Second Quarter

An upbeat assessment for summer 2024 came with a warning for 2025, as Boeing 737 Max delivery problems continue to impact plans for further growth.

Boeing 737 Max Delays Cost Norwegian Air $3.2m in Second Quarter

Airlines

Delta Falls Short of Expectations as It Grapples With Seating Surplus

Delta, which has consistently been one of the most profitable U.S. airlines, slightly underperformed in the second quarter, partly due to an oversupply of domestic seats. That could signal trouble for domestic carriers this summer.

Delta Falls Short of Expectations as It Grapples With Seating Surplus

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Ryanair Just Had its Busiest Month Ever, But That Won’t Stop it Complaining

Despite Europe’s largest airline smashing its all-time passenger record, don’t expect Ryanair to be any less vocal about the external factors impacting its business.

Ryanair Just Had its Busiest Month Ever, But That Won’t Stop it Complaining

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Southwest Cuts Financial Outlook, Blames Revenue Management ‘Complexities’

Southwest's cut in revenue guidance for the current quarter comes just three weeks after a vocal activist investor called for big changes at the airline.

Southwest Cuts Financial Outlook, Blames Revenue Management ‘Complexities’

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Lufthansa Says it Can’t Afford New Eco Laws. It’s Adding Up to €72 to Airfares

Most short-haul passengers will pay just a few extra euro, but the priciest tickets will see an added fee of up to €72

Lufthansa Says it Can’t Afford New Eco Laws. It’s Adding Up to €72 to Airfares

Travel Booking

‘Alexa, Book My Tour’: Viator and Amazon Give Hotels Voice Search for Travel Experiences

This isn't the first time Amazon has tried to bring voice-activated bookings to hotels. But in a collaboration with Viator, guests will be able to book over 300,000 travel experiences directly from their rooms.

‘Alexa, Book My Tour’: Viator and Amazon Give Hotels Voice Search for Travel Experiences

Airlines

Why JetBlue’s Baggage Change Leaves United Airlines on its Own

As JetBlue makes carry-on bags free for all passengers, is United's isolated market positioning becoming increasingly untenable?

Why JetBlue’s Baggage Change Leaves United Airlines on its Own

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American Airlines’ Distribution Disaster: IATA Chief Willie Walsh Weighs In

Speaking to Skift, the former British Airways CEO gave his informed perspective on the problems at American Airlines.

American Airlines’ Distribution Disaster: IATA Chief Willie Walsh Weighs In

Airlines

Behind Delta’s Strength: CEO Ed Bastian Talks Strategy as Competitors Stumble

Bastian’s drive for simplicity at Delta follows a disastrous week for rival American Airlines, which cut ties with its chief commercial officer and lowered its financial outlook. 

Behind Delta’s Strength: CEO Ed Bastian Talks Strategy as Competitors Stumble