Last week's Airline Weekly included third quarter profit margins from 48 airlines that had reported thus far. Here's the top 10: Delta reported a 21% margin (16th), Southwest and American 20% margins (19th and 21st respectively), and United a 19% margin (22nd). Show More Summary
There have been plenty of big changes in the travel world over the past few weeks. We had changes from American Airlines that we expected, but didn’t expect until next year (maybe that’s hope?). To follow that up, we had Marriott surprise everyone by swooping in to snatch up Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Show More Summary
Jamal Murray had 21 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the final 15 points of the first half on the way to beating South Florida, 84-63, in the HoopHall Miami Invitational on Friday at American Airlines Arena. Skal Labissiere scored 17 points for the Wildcats (6-0), who led by as many as 31. Charles...
Alaska Airlines baggage handlers in San Jose, California were taped tossing luggage. Apparently... for half an hour while other employees cheered them on. They may have been inspired by these Air Canada baggage handlers. But at least they weren't planting bullets in luggage. Show More Summary
I've been blogging for nearly eight years, so I have a pretty thick skin. There's not much which offends me in the way of comments. I'll always take constructive criticism, especially from people who have a history of leaving both positive...Show More Summary
An inspired eight-year-old wrote Delta Airlines a letter with a suggestion on how to locate missing planes. He was watching a show about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane when the idea came to him. It's easy to laugh it off as cute...Show More Summary
Is the DB Cooper Mystery Solved? The man who successfully hijacked an airliner in 1971 might have been a missing grocery store manager.The incident began when a mysterious man, who at the time went by the name Dan Cooper, boarded Northwest...Show More Summary
Premium economy is an important product throughout the world, positioning itself between business class and economy. It's usually offered on long haul flights and depending on the carrier approximates domestic first class in the US perhaps with foot rests. Show More Summary
Sometimes, when children fly alone, their parents temporarily lose track of them and airlines get blamed. In the most famous case, in July 2012 more than 100 stories on the Internet described a case in which United allegedly lost a 10-year-old child at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Among the dozens of [...]
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is selling miles with a 30%, 40%, or 50% bonus offer, until December 23rd. It’s a mystery bonus, so you have to fill in your membership information to see what bonus you get. Mine was targeted with a 50%Show More Summary
Many non-US airlines offer a premium economy product, which has become considerably more popular over the years. As economy seats keep getting tighter and business class seats keep getting more spacious, there's room for some middleShow More Summary
United Airlines - despite dropping service to New York JFK - is trying to compete in the Los Angeles market with a dedicated phone line for Hollywood. That's fairly weak sauce for an airport and market that has gone from Worst to First,...Show More Summary
American says it's doing so because of limits on converting the money into dollars.
Schiphol Airport is probably one of the most complicated airports to navigate around. That’s why KLM airlines has invested in a project to develop a robot that will help passengers find their way and avoid missing their flights in the Dutch airport. Show More Summary
An airline passenger has reported sighting and filming at least eight bright light UFOs flying below the right wing of a commercial jetliner during a flight from Vancouver in Canada to Taipei in Taiwan last year. According to the unnamed witness in a testimony filed as Case 60850 in the archives of the Mutual UFO... Show More Summary
Chase Platon, a student from San Jose, caught sight of handlers at his home airport trying to see which could throw the baggage furthest. The company concerned was Alaska Airlines, but it could have been anyone. ‘This is sometimes a game the baggage handlers play,’ they said. Just so you know. The video is going […]
Qatar Airways' CEO, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, is the most prolific guy in the airline industry. He's never afraid to share how he feels, whether it's about his airline's work practices... ...or Airbus delivering planes on time. But if there's one topic Al Baker is passionate about, it's how horrible of a person Delta's CEO is. Show More Summary
Social media teams are now expected to drive a greater number of business goals, each of which is significant and sophisticated in its own right. In a recent survey that SimpliFlying had conducted with 166 executives from 78 airlines...Show More Summary
Michael Salata, 61, was arrested on Nov. 5 after boarding the Southwest Airlines flight, according to jail records obtained Thursday.