United sees more upsell opportunities for branded fares across a larger number of channels

Fare segmentation is now a staple in the airline business worldwide, and US airlines have enjoyed solid upsell rates from their basic economy offerings. The…..

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…..

American and United up commissions to TMCs as corporate revenues grow

Both American Airlines and United Airlines have cited strong corporate trends throughout 2018, and have acknowledged they’re paying higher commissions to corporate travel management companies…..

Trade concerns may be deepening, but they are not clouding United’s corporate outlook

United Airlines is joining rival Delta Air Lines in offering a positive outlook for corporate bookings even as trade policies create a certain level of…..

United has no plans to change Basic Economy carry on restrictions

United Airlines continues to maintain its policy of carry on restrictions for Basic Economy fares even as its rivals do not have those constraints in…..

More airline majors sign-up and add weight to the SITA and ATPCO NDC Exchange platform

In Aug-2018 Air Canada became the first global airline to process a NDC (New Distribution Capability) production transaction via the NDC Exchange platform developed by…..

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…..

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…..

United Airlines SWOT – Things are looking up; favourable investor metrics and an improving operational performance

United Airlines has been through major changes during the past few years, ranging from an upheaval in C-Suite management to a domestic network overhaul. The…..