Airlines await potential fallout from Hawaii’s new B&B regulations

US airlines are assessing new laws passed on the island of Oahu, Hawaii that are tightening restrictions on vacation rental properties. The new regulations, which…..

Are airline carbon offset programmes really effective? – the US perspective

Some US airlines have been offering passengers opportunities to buy carbon offsets for more than a decade; however, in 2019 only four of the country’s…..

Alaska Air Group plans new modern lounge at its key San Francisco hub

Now that most of the merger integration between Alaska Air Group and Virgin America is complete, Alaska has unveiled plans to open a new lounge…..

Alaska rolls out Saver Fares across its network, as American touts its success in product changes to Basic Economy

Alaska Air Group has deployed its answer to basic economy – Saver Fares – network wide after a soft launch in Nov-2018. Saver Fares prohibit…..

Southwest drops plans to fly from Everett, but Alaska Airlines will fill the void after slot deal

Southwest Airlines is abandoning its plan to be among the carriers to offer scheduled flights from Snohomish County Airport when it reopens for commercial flights…..

Alaska Air Group plans soft launch of its Saver Fares basic economy product in November

More details are emerging about Alaska Air Group’s planned basic economy product, dubbed Saver Fares. The airline plans to to undertake a soft launch of…..

Alaska Airlines brings virtual reality experience to its First Class travellers, but only Seattle – Boston and Boston – San Diego passengers will benefit

US carrier Alaska Airlines revealed last week that it is to introduce a virtual reality entertainment option on board, becoming the first to offer such…..

A win for the environment: Virgin Australia is the latest airline to ban plastic straws

Virgin Australia is the latest airline to announce plans to remove plastic straws and stirrers from its inflight and Lounge operations. The move will see…..

Alaska and Delta take different approaches to the all important net promoter score 

With more than 85% of its merger integration with Virgin America complete, Alaska Air Group has managed to sustain high net promoter scores during the…..

Airline Insight: Alaska Airlines

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Latest New York LaGuardia and Washington National slot deal is a win-win for Alaska Air Group and Southwest Airlines

The value of slots at New York LaGuardia and Washington National never diminishes, and Southwest Airlines just increased its portfolio at those key airports after…..