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Airlines Updates

Southwest Airlines to begin shipping internationally

February 20th 2018 2:48PM
Southwest Airlines Co. will begin shipping to Mexico in the Dallas-based carrier's first foray into international cargo shipments. Southwest (NYSE: LUV) will launch the service in May, subject to necessary government approvals. Initial destinations will be Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos ...

Airline satisfaction dips slightly in 2017 as more people than ever take to the skies

February 20th 2018 2:03PM
More people took to the skies than ever in 2017, but their satisfaction with airlines dipped slightly amid a rash onboard confrontations gone viral, disruptive natural disasters and a few catastrophic technology outages, according to a survey published Tuesday by the industry group Airlines for America.

Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd. Continue to Rise After Q4 Results

February 20th 2018 1:52PM
Air Canada (TSX:AC) stock was up 3.17% at the bottom of the noon hour on February 20. Shares have dropped 1.7% so far in 2018. The company released its 2017 fourth quarter and full-year results on February 16. Air Canada reported record operating revenues of $16.25 billion and record EBITDAR ...

Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd. Continue to Rise After Q4 Results

February 20th 2018 1:52PM
The airline carried a record 48 million customers in 2017 and opened 30 new global routes. In 2017 passenger revenues jumped 10.1% to $14.47 billion and the company posted traffic growth of 11.3%. A tax expense of $16 million resulted in slightly lower adjusted net income for the full-year in 2017 ...

Airlines Are Making Tons of Money. Now Pilots Want Their Pensions Back

February 20th 2018 1:41PM
Airline pilots, still resentful over pensions yanked away in a wave of industry bankruptcies, see growing company profits as a chance to reclaim some of those lost benefits. Unions at American Airlines Group Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. are studying ways to reconstitute or replace retirement plans that ...

Airlines sound alarm over 'blank cheque' for Heathrow third runway

February 20th 2018 1:16PM
EasyJet's UK director, Sophie Dekkers, said the airline welcomed that the transport secretary and Heathrow had said the charges would be as close as possible to current levels but “we would want a commitment”. Walsh called for competition to be brought in at Heathrow, with third parties allowed to ...

HNA Group May Sell More Subsidiary Shares After Tianjin Investment

February 20th 2018 12:56PM
HNA Group, struggling to raise cash, is likely to sell shares in more of its subsidiary carriers after securing further local government investment in Tianjin Airlines, industry sources close to the group say. In each case in which HNA is selling down ownership in an airline, the group is transferring a stake to ...

Italy's Meridiana to rebrand as Air Italy

February 20th 2018 12:22PM
Leisure carrier Meridiana plans to re-brand as Air Italy, according to the Sardinia, Italy-based airline and Qatar Airways, which has a 49% stake in the carrier. The change of name is significant. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker wants to see Air Italy become Italy's most important airline. He believes ...

It's True: Some Airlines Are Forcing Kids To Sit in Separate Sections

February 20th 2018 12:00PM
It turns out they aren't alone, and the long and heated debate over how airlines should handle the seating of small children just took an interesting turn. According to Business Insider, the “growing movement” to force kids to sit in a separate section on airplanes is already happening over international ...

United Airlines about to bring new efficiency to its fleet

February 20th 2018 11:48AM
United's newest aircraft — outfitted with winglets and fuel-efficient engines that allow the plane to fly further — has many of the features the airline was seeking as it moves to lower operating costs and boost bottom-line results. Noted United chief financial officer Andrew Levy: "The addition of the MAX 9 ...

Pilots ready to win back retirement benefits lost in airline bankruptcies

February 20th 2018 11:27AM
Unions at American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are studying ways to reconstitute or replace retirement plans that were scrapped or frozen during the carriers' past financial struggles. The efforts suggest pilots are ready to play hardball over the issue in the next round of labor talks starting early next year ...

Southwest Airlines Partners With Nintendo To Launch Promotion With Super Mario Odyssey For ...

February 20th 2018 11:03AM
DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is celebrating upcoming adventures of spring and summer travel with a giveaway like no other. Now through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on March 16, 2018, eligible residents of the United States who visit ...

Airline satisfaction dips as more Americans take to the sky

February 20th 2018 11:03AM
As a record number of people took to the skies in the U.S. last year, the airline industry found customer satisfaction edged lower. The annual Air Travelers in America Survey found 81 percent of those questioned were satisfied with their overall travel experience. That is down from 85 percent in 2016.

Airline ticket agent saves 2 teens from suspected trafficking plot: 'It didn't feel right'

February 20th 2018 11:03AM
An American Airlines agent in California is being hailed as a hero after she prevented two teens from becoming victims of a suspected human trafficking plot when she stopped them from boarding a flight to New York. Denice Miracle, 47, of Roseville, California, said she was immediately suspicious ...

Bank on More Turbulence in Delta Air Lines, Inc. Stock

February 20th 2018 10:18AM
Last week's rally has airline stocks flying headlong into what's bound to be some nasty turbulence. And that means shares of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) could be ready for yet another nosedive. Traders needn't worry, however. There's a way to make DAL stock's pain your gain with bearish options ...

Delta - It's Not You, It's Me

February 20th 2018 10:18AM
Investors seem to be forgetting the cyclicality of airline stocks. With low revenue ... Source: Delta Airlines. Looking through the articles here on Seeking Alpha, Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL) is a well-regarded company. ... Delta is well managed and one of, if not the, premier U.S. Airline. But here we sit, stuck ...

Here Are The World's Most Punctual Airlines

February 20th 2018 9:45AM
A Delta Airbus A320-200 plane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport PHOTO: A Delta Airbus A320-200 plane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. (photo via Flickr/redlegsfan21). Experiencing flight delays is a frustrating part of traveling, but can it be avoided? It depends on who ...

Will the Frontier Airlines Expansion Make You Fly Them More?

February 20th 2018 9:45AM
The Platinum Card from American Express earns 5x points per $1 on all airline tickets purchased directly from the airline or AmexTravel.com. Your Membership Rewards points can then be transferred on a 1:1 basis to a major carrier including Delta Airlines. The free airport lounge access and TSA ...

European airlines lead 2017 a la carte revenue estimate at $19.4 billion

February 20th 2018 9:33AM
Each year IdeaWorksCompany analyzes the ancillary revenue disclosures for airlines all over the world. These results are applied to a larger list of carriers (which numbered 184 for 2017) to estimate ancillary revenue activity for the world's airlines. A la carte activity is a significant component of ancillary ...

Saved by a Miracle: Ticket Counter Agent Rescues Teen Girls from Suspected Human Trafficking Plot

February 20th 2018 9:22AM
An American Airlines employee has been credited with preventing two teenage girls from a potentially dangerous trip. In summer 2017, Denice Miracle, a Customer Service Agent at Sacremento International Airport in California, was working at the ticket counter when a 15-year-old and 17-year-old ...