Posts for Airlines Category

Anyone remember Google Wave? Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, TUI, and a whole bunch of investors and techies are betting that blockchain fulfills a lot of promise and exhibits a ton more staying power than previously-hyped technologies that didn't hang around very long. 
-Dennis Schaal

Air New Zealand Plans to Test Blockchain Integration With Its Reservation System

Anyone remember Google Wave? Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, TUI, and a whole bunch of investors and techies are betting that blockchain fulfills a lot of promise and exhibits a ton more staying power than previously-hyped technologies that didn’t hang around very long.
-Dennis Schaal

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday anchoring an ever-growing calendar of marketing gimmicks, fliers have no shortage of holiday deal-hunting opportunities.

Airlines offer Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday anchoring an ever-growing calendar of marketing gimmicks, fliers have no shortage of holiday deal-hunting opportunities.

A new CDC report found thatas of August 2017 more than half of the world’s 50 busiest airport still allow smoking in certain areas. Only23 were smoke-free.

Smoking lounges? Most of world’s busiest airports still have them, CDC says

A new CDC report found thatas of August 2017 more than half of the world’s 50 busiest airport still allow smoking in certain areas. Only23 were smoke-free.

It looks like Chinese airlines are looking to expand in North America after a period of building out their domestic networks, and China Southern Airlines wants to gain ground on its rivals.
-Andrew Sheivachman

China Southern Wants More U.S. Routes as Long-Haul Competition Heats Up

It looks like Chinese airlines are looking to expand in North America after a period of building out their domestic networks, and China Southern Airlines wants to gain ground on its rivals.
-Andrew Sheivachman

Airline food isn't always tasty, but passengers probably shouldn't compare it to what they find in a restaurant. Delivering food to an aircraft is a logistical challenge, and it's amazing the system works as well as it does. 
-Brian Sumers

Airline Food Conundrum – Paid Meals Winning Out Over Freebies

Airline food isn’t always tasty, but passengers probably shouldn’t compare it to what they find in a restaurant. Delivering food to an aircraft is a logistical challenge, and it’s amazing the system works as well as it does.
-Brian Sumers

The best CEOs know when it's the right time to quit. Things may look rosy now, but EasyJet could be in for a tough time if the UK's Brexit negotiations go badly.
-Patrick Whyte

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Will Be a Hard Act to Follow

The best CEOs know when it’s the right time to quit. Things may look rosy now, but EasyJet could be in for a tough time if the UK’s Brexit negotiations go badly.
-Patrick Whyte

The new service comes as United looks to solidify its network by increasing connecting opportunities at its hub airports.

United Airlines reveals 10 new routes, including two new destinations

The new service comes as United looks to solidify its network by increasing connecting opportunities at its hub airports.

The well-documented scheduling problems have given Ryanair pilots plenty of leverage but so far the carrier is refusing to change its position on unions. At the moment no one seems to be budging in this game of airline chicken.
-Patrick Whyte

Ryanair Pilots Are Stepping Up Attempts to Unionize

The well-documented scheduling problems have given Ryanair pilots plenty of leverage but so far the carrier is refusing to change its position on unions. At the moment no one seems to be budging in this game of airline chicken.
-Patrick Whyte

Acapulco will become the twelfth route for Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris at Los Angeles, which the airline counts as one of its focus cities.

Los Angeles to Acapulco, non-stop on Volaris

Acapulco will become the twelfth route for Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris at Los Angeles, which the airline counts as one of its focus cities.

JetBlue recently changed its boarding procedure, so it’s a good time to take a look at how airlines are getting passengers from gates to seats.

Here's how each airline determines boarding order

JetBlue recently changed its boarding procedure, so it’s a good time to take a look at how airlines are getting passengers from gates to seats.

While EasyJet isn't totally out of the woods yet, departing CEO Carolyn McCall leaves the airline in a much stronger position than it was a year ago. The initial shock of the Brexit vote has been weathered, and other carriers are struggling. Both of which make her successor's job that much easier. 
-Patrick Whyte

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

While EasyJet isn’t totally out of the woods yet, departing CEO Carolyn McCall leaves the airline in a much stronger position than it was a year ago. The initial shock of the Brexit vote has been weathered, and other carriers are struggling. Both of which make her successor’s job that much easier.
-Patrick Whyte

This is a simple business. If you're an airline, you should send your planes to places where they make money. Delta is doing it right. 
-Brian Sumers

Delta Puts a Better Business Class on Routes Where Travelers Will Buy It

This is a simple business. If you’re an airline, you should send your planes to places where they make money. Delta is doing it right.
-Brian Sumers

Seattle has become the latest U.S. airport to land new service on fast-growing Aer Lingus.

Fast-growing Aer Lingus makes Seattle its 12th U.S. destination

Seattle has become the latest U.S. airport to land new service on fast-growing Aer Lingus.

Holiday travel isn't just about snaking lines, TSA pat downs and cranky, seat-kicking kids.It's also about family reunions.

Teddy bears return in Heathrow Airport's new Christmas travel video

Holiday travel isn’t just about snaking lines, TSA pat downs and cranky, seat-kicking kids.It’s also about family reunions.

The busy Thanksgiving travel week is now underway at airports across the nation, and – so far – it looks like smooth sailing for most holiday travelers.

Flying on Wednesday? Expect long lines, but few flight delays

The busy Thanksgiving travel week is now underway at airports across the nation, and – so far – it looks like smooth sailing for most holiday travelers.

Travelers in the fast lane are apparently going slower than non-PreCheck lines.

TSA PreCheck members upset as wait times get longer

Travelers in the fast lane are apparently going slower than non-PreCheck lines.