Southwest Airlines

Southwest, Delta and Singapore Air Are Among Most-Admired Companies

Travelers love to complain about airlines, but business insiders seem to like — and even admire — some of them.<p>Fortune released its annual ranking of …

Airlines

My Interview with Grant Regarding his 2017 Miles, Points & Travels

I thought it would be fun to kick off the new year by interviewing Grant about his past year of travel, miles, and points. Read along as Grant …

Airlines

Delta Air Lines: Can It Leave Other Legacy Carriers In The Dust?

Delta Air Lines has consistently delivered higher margins than American Airlines and United Continental.<p>It has finally turned around its unit revenue …

Stocks

Apple is Fortune‘s most admired company for 11th year running

Apple has topped <i>Fortune’</i>s annual list of the world’s admired companies for a record eleventh year in a row.<p>Other tech companies in the top 10 include Amazon (which retained its no. 2 position), Alphabet (at no. 3), and Microsoft (no. 7). Berkshire Hathaway, Starbucks, Disney, Southwest Airlines, …

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Tech companies have endured a PR nightmare, not that the business world cares

Tech companies, once a shining beacon of American innovation and optimism about the future of technology, have endured a brutal run of press in the …

JP Morgan Chase

Gunfire shatters window on Southwest Airlines shuttle

Shots were fired at a Southwest Airlines bus but no one was injured around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Dallas police reported.<p>Police found an employee …

Texas

Tax Bill Windfall: As 65 Companies Award Bonuses Networks Air Just Two Stories

<p>Thousands of workers across the U.S. were awarded bonuses, wages hikes or higher retirement account matches this year thanks to the tax reform …

Conservative View

President Trump Returns to Pennsylvania, a Promise Kept

Three months ago, President Donald J. Trump spoke before men and women of the American Trucking Associations in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At the …

Donald Trump

Seven simple ways to beat baggage fees – including this ingenious travel vest

Baggage fees are one of the biggest earners for both budget carriers and legacy airlines. Ryanair's charge for checked luggage starts at £50 per return flight, while BA fines passengers £65 if their luggage is overweight.<p>So it should come as no surprise to see travellers finding creative ways to …

Airlines

Travel Megatrends 2018: Travel Brands Want to Be Experience Platforms

<i>Earlier this month we released our annual travel industry trends forecast, Skift Megatrends 2018. You can read about each of the trends on Skift, or</i> …

Hospitality

Bonuses are great, but tax law windfall should include workers' retirement perk

The new federal tax law is prompting some large corporations to dole out bonuses to employees — usually $1,000 each. But CEOs should consider awarding another perk: A boost in workers’ retirement funds.<p>Don’t get me wrong, I’m all in favor of cash bonuses (hello, boss!) but typically they are …

Retirement

All Wednesday morning flights out of and into New Orleans are canceled | NOLA.com

Runways at the New Orleans airport were closed Wednesday morning (Jan. 17) as a frigid arctic blast caused icing across the region. All incoming and …

Weather

American Airlines adding shuttle service between NY, Chicago

American Airlines says it will upgrade its daily flights between Chicago and New York to shuttle service starting this spring.<p>That's a highly …

Airlines

Fare tracking site shuts down after Southwest Airlines lawsuit

Southwest Airlines (LUV +1.4%) filed a lawsuit against fare monitoring startup SWMonkey.com for violating the terms and conditions of the company's …

Business

Points International Claims 2017 Growth for Its Loyalty Tech Platform

<b>Points International</b>, the world’s largest miles and hotel points reseller, wants its stock price to go up after three-and-half-years of little …

Hospitality

Can 'Teleporting' Your Luggage Save You Travel Time?

Nothing so clearly marks the traveler as his luggage. Whether you are on an overnight business trip or a month-long holiday, it’s hard to travel without luggage, as tempting as steep airline baggage fees make it.<p>Unfortunately, luggage takes up not only space but also time. The need to carry one’s …

Entrepreneurship

Southwest Airlines sues startup over airfare drop alerts

Southwest Airlines is suing a website that alerted customers when the Dallas-based carrier’s fares dropped so travelers could collect the difference …

Airlines

$100 travel benefit per year for free, and other perks from PenFed

Do you remember my recent post “A great deal if you can get it: FNBO TravElite Amex Card“? I wrote about the no-annual-fee travel TravElite card …

Airlines

Those four-digit flight designations? Their days may be numbered

American’s Flight 1776 to Philadelphia? Hilarious.<p>Southwest’s Flight 1492 to Columbus, Ohio? Clever.<p>Alaska’s Flight 2738 to Portland? Not a side-splitter, but I don’t blame Alaska.<p>But I do worry about all three of them and their peers because the airlines are facing a problem.<p>Their numbers’ numbers …

Airlines

Southwest Airlines 101: All About Elite Status

This is the third and final post of “Southwest Airlines 101”, covering everything you need to know about Southwest. First, I covered the basics of …

Airlines

Southwest Airlines Companion Pass Is On The Way - Still the Best Deal for Families

<i>My husband has held the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass before and we missed it once it expired. When the opportunity came up to get it again early</i> …

Airlines

Growing Number of Firms Paying Bonuses After Tax Cut Package

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Finance

Employers Around Vienna Hiring This Week

Earth Fare, Dominion Energy and Southwest Airlines have new job listings around Vienna this week.<p>VIENNA, VA—Are you or someone you know in the market …

U.S. Postal Service

Angry tweets, viral videos are teaching airlines to observe social media, and respond

<b>By Justin Bachman</b>, <i>Bloomberg</i><p>As everyone learned when a passenger was forcibly removed from a United Express flight, social media and the ubiquity of …

Airlines

My Unlikely, But Entertaining 2018 Travel PredictionsTravel with Grant

Greetings from Uyuni airport in Bolivia. I have a few minutes before my flight, so I wanted to get this post published. Sorry for the delay in …

Airlines

Southwest Airlines Bullies Websites That Try to Help Passengers

Southwest Airlines is customer-friendly in many ways, from no change fees to not hitting customers with checked bag fees. Their employees are …

Airlines

Fiat Chrysler bringing back jobs and giving bonuses, too

Fiat Chrysler announced the company will spend $1 billion to “revamp” its Warren Truck Assembly Plant and bring back 2,500 jobs from Saltillo, Mexico …

Conservative View

Score Better Southwest Airlines Seats, New United Routes, Fast Track to Starwood Platinum

<b>Martini Review of the Week:</b><p>It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews …

Airlines

Southwest Airlines sues deal website over use of 'proprietary' fare data

Until a few months ago, Pavel Yurevich was a self-professed fan of Southwest Airlines who would spend hours on the carrier’s website searching for …

Airlines

Score an Almost-Free Trip to Jamaica for Spring Break

Jamaica has long been considered an ideal spot for a tropical spring break.<p>The island’s crystal-clear waters, rolling hills, lush greenery and …

Travel