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…..

Lingering US shutdown could have knock on effects for aviation and aerospace

The partial government shutdown in the US is creating havoc across many industries from the financial sector to small businesses operating near the country’s National…..

In the clouds – the terms most commonly used to describe some of the world’s most popular airlines

All travellers have a preference of airline they would rather fly, hotel they would rather stay, even airport they would prefer to use. Even when…..

American Airlines/Qantas believe JBA will ‘substantially’ improve quality of travel to Australasia region

Earlier this month, American Airlines and Qantas made a submission to the US Department of Transportation (DoT), concerning their application for antitrust immunity (ATI) for their proposed trans Pacific…..

American touts the revenue momentum of Premium Economy

American Airlines continues remain bullish about its premium economy product that should be available on its Boeing widebody fleet by summer 2019. Summary: American Airlines…..

Airline fuel surcharges? … What airline fuel surcharges?

Fuel prices have pretty much doubled over the past year and US airlines have been particularly badly hit, as mostly they weren’t hedged against price…..

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…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. Qantas CEO Alan…..

New CAPA analysis suggests clouds of uncertainty forming for cargo operations in the US

A new research publication from CAPA – Centre for Aviation notes the growing momentum of US passenger airlines entering the cargo business. Just recently, Southwest…..

American’s change of policy means United is the lone US major to charge for carry-ons in basic economy 

Even as most of the large US airlines believe the roll-out of their branded fare schemes is meeting expectations, some of those carriers are making…..