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Op-Ed: The hidden value of loyalty in airline disruption management

When the officers of The Titanic – while facing the mother of all disruptions to service delivery – had a tough choice to make about which group of …

Innovation

Airbus Wants Passengers to Start Sleeping in the Cargo Hold

It won’t be a room with a view, but may help prevent neck strain. Passengers flying on Airbus SE planes will soon be able to slip down into the cargo …

Aviation
Lufthansa

Southwest Tries to Do More With Less Because of a Temporary Aircraft Shortage

After Southwest Airlines permanently parked almost 90 of its smallest, oldest jets last year, it had a choice while it waited for Boeing’s new …

Aviation

Long haul low cost airlines: the model grows globally; Australia slows

Australia was the initial testing ground of the long haul low cost model and has since had a higher concentration of long haul low cost capacity than …

Long Haul
Artificial Intelligence

Europe’s tough new data-protection law

BOOK clubs usually meet to discuss literature. But members of DataKind, a group of volunteers that helps charities use data to improve their …

Privacy

Air Canada Unveils Expanded Economy Fare Structure to Satisfy Every Customer's Travel Needs

<b>New comfort fare offers key amenities plus options to enhance travel</b><p>MONTREAL, April 4, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today unveiled an expanded …

Air Canada

NDC tipping point? Seeking speed – Part One of Two

This is an analysis by Philippe Der Arslanian, CEO, Answair.<b></b> “It offers three strategic possibilities: drive revenues, reduce costs, and enhance …

Innovation
Connectivity

Shifty Airlines Just Took Another Toxic Step To Hide Their Nickel-and-Diming Fees From Customers

Will they stop at nothing? Probably not.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>How do you book flights?<p>Do you go to a specific airline's site and commit yourself to finding the best deal?<p>Or do you go to some more wide-ranging site …

Flying

What 50-year-olds know that 20-year-olds often don’t

Here are some lessons I’ve learned during my half century on this planet:<p>Be kind. The benefits of being kind—or at the very least courteous—far …

Vocational Education

Dynamic Pricing: Is this the biggest ever revenue transformation opportunity for air commerce?

Dynamic Pricing for airline revenue management is the biggest ever revenue opportunity for air commerce.

Case Study – Air France – KLM

SAFe Case Study: Air France – KLM<p>An Agile Adoption of Agile, Leveraging SAFe<p><i>“We wanted to experiment and demonstrate Agile principles and practices</i> …

Project Management

Airline Mobile Apps: Going Beyond the Basics

Going beyond basic mobile app features can help airlines create an amazing travel experience and stand out in the marketplace.

Apps
Travel Industry
Flying

United Airlines May Introduce Domestic Premium Economy

United Airlines expects to add a basic economy fare to Europe and Latin America later this year, and may, at some point, introduce a domestic premium …

The current state of the airline online check-in

There are many different ways to check in for a flight. Each airline has its own, often slightly different process. Although the check-in process …

The Red Tape Cost Of Brexit

Brexit outcomes remain uncertain with a wide range of future trading relationships between the EU27 and UK still possible. Most firms remain unsure …

Booking Is on the Road to Becoming a Full-Service Online Travel Agency

Online travel giant Booking.com has been testing ways to expand beyond its traditional specialty in hotel bookings.<p>In recent months, it has been …

Lufthansa

Routehappy's rich content is incorporated into NDC Exchange

Routehappy took a big step toward integration with its new owner, ATPCO, and toward moving the industry closer to the mainstreaming of …

Travelers now prefer travel apps to web for search and booking

This is a viewpoint from David MacHale, digital marketing director, Travelport Digital.<p>Travelers have gone all Shania Twain on us recently. To steal …

United Prepares NDC Launch, Acknowledges Complexity For Ailrines

<i>New York</i> — United Airlines is fully certified and testing “phase one” of its New Distribution Capability program.<p>At an International Air Transport …

Interjet expands reach with full content distribution on the Sabre GDS

SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS - Sabre Corporation announced that Interjet, one of Mexico's leading carriers offering excellent service at reasonable prices, has …

NDC: A Win-Win-Win for Airlines, Agents and Travelers

Every industry tends to orbit around a narrow band of ever-evolving open technology standards. From automotive and insurance to telecoms and travel, …

Why Everyone Should Use a Travel Agent in 2018

As business for 2018 begins to build, we asked travel agents why they think travelers should never travel without an advisor behind them heading into …

Why So Many High-Profile Digital Transformations Fail

In 2011, GE embarked upon an ambitious attempt to digitally transform its product and service offerings. The company created impressive digital capabilities, labeling itself a “digital industrial” company, embedding sensors into many products, building a huge new software platform for the Internet …

Innovation

United Airlines Employees are Returning To School - To Learn to be Nicer!

photo: pixabay<p>United Airlines has not exactly been winning Miss Congeniality awards recently. In fact, after incidents such as the one involving Dr. …