Tuesday, October 21, 2014

American Express says more execs are flying coach

American Express says more execs are flying coach

Good-bye, complimentary Champagne. For the first time since American Express Business Travel began tracking its business travelers’ airfare purchases in 1999, more than half were flying the cheap seats overseas. Those flying economy on international flights soared 13 percentage points to 56 percent in the first three months this year. The number has historically been [...]

Airlines waive change fees amid swine flu outbreak

Airlines waive change fees amid swine flu outbreak

Multiple airlines are waiving change fees for passengers flying through Mexico because of an outbreak of swine flu but have not canceled flights. Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines said Sunday it will waive its usual penalty for changing reservations for anyone traveling to, from or through Mexico from Saturday through May 6. It applies to [...]

JetBlue to launch Boston-to-Baltimore flights

JetBlue to launch Boston-to-Baltimore flights

April 23, 2009 · , , ,

JetBlue Airways Corp. said Thursday it will launch four daily nonstop flights from Boston to Baltimore in June, following a similar move earlier this month by rival Southwest Airlines Co. The Forest Hills, N.Y.-based carrier said Thursday it will begin four daily flights to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) on Sept. 9. It already [...]

Southwest Airlines to offer 10 daily nonstops from Boston

Southwest Airlines to offer 10 daily nonstops from Boston

Southwest Airlines Co. said Tuesday it will launch service at Boston’s Logan Airport on Aug. 16 with 10 daily nonstop flights to Chicago and Baltimore. Southwest said it would operate five flights to Chicago’s Midway Airport with one-way fares starting at $89 and five to Baltimore-Washington International starting at $49 each way. Those fares come [...]

A look at airlines’ February on-time performance

A look at airlines’ February on-time performance

April 9, 2009 · , , ,

U.S. airlines’ on-time performance and baggage handling improved in February, while cancellations declined, compared to the same month a year ago, government data released Thursday showed. Complaints to the Department of Transportation also dropped year-over-year. Alaska Airlines, a unit of Seattle-based Alaska Air Group Inc., had the worst on-time arrival rate in February, while Hawaiian [...]

Southwest Airlines to offer service to LaGuardia

Southwest Airlines to offer service to LaGuardia

Southwest Airlines Co. said Tuesday that it will set up shop at New York’s LaGuardia Airport in June, the carrier’s first entry into the major market. The move not only helps Southwest push into one of the country’s busiest airports, but it also taps into budget-conscious travelers’ desire for low-cost fares during the recession. The [...]

Airlines bettered performance in 2008

Airlines bettered performance in 2008

April 6, 2009 · , ,

Airlines carried fewer people last year, but did a better job for those who did fly. The rates of lost bags, late arrivals, passengers bumped from overbooked flights and consumer complaints all declined, private researchers say in their annual study of airline quality, based on government statistics. While the industry had its best overall performance [...]

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