With the rise of tighter joint ventures between airlines, there has been a lot of debate about the benefits of being in an alliance. Some have gone as far to say that they just aren’t helpful at all anymore. But the reality is that the increasing threat of joint ventures … Read the post
Last week, oneworld rolled out its new alliance-wide premium service branding… oneworld Priority. I assumed this was the same as SkyTeam’s longstanding SkyPriority, but there is a subtle difference. SkyPriority is the overwhelming alliance-wide branding that is always in white type on a red background. On the other hand, … Read the post
Why Google’s Purchase of ITA Software Would Be Good for Air Travelers – BNET Headwinds
The title of this doesn’t really reflect the story, which focuses on how American’s new deal with Google could be huge for both companies.
It’s been a busy year south of the US border with all three alliances trying to make big land grabs in Latin America. So far, it looks like Star Alliance and oneworld are doing the best with Skyteam coming in a sad third. But these alliance loyalties are not static, … Read the post
How the SkyTeam Alliance Became a Rehab Center for Global Airlines – BNET Headwinds
SkyTeam has picked up some of the more questionable names in the airline world, but it might be a great strategy.
The 757 is an aircraft that missed its calling. It was supposed to be a replacement for the 727 back in the 1980s. This meant its mission was for mid to longer-range domestic flights. The longest hauls were still the domain of the widebodies.
Delta seems to be on a neverending quest to spend lots of money to improve the customer experience. With that in mind, today’s announcement should be no surprise.
Back at the end of August, the District Court judge reviewing Northwest flight attendants’ right to strike put the decision on hold until he could gather more info.
Today, he finally issued a ruling saying that the flight attendants will not be allowed to strike … Read the post