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A Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 being tugged ain Atlanta. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Delta Experiences Troubles with Free WiFi

Just about six months ago, I posited that it was not yet time for free inflight WiFi. It came after Air New Zealand announced all properly-equipped planes would have offer the service effective immediately and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines had long been talking up its plans to offer free connectivity in the skies. Now, it seems that Delta, even as it continues to work to follow through on those promises, has hit a setback of its own. According to Delta…

Hidden Bag Fees Bring Spirit to Court

The Manhattan-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that Spirit Airlines could face a lawsuit from passengers who booked flights through third-party travel sites Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity and Cheapoair. According to the decision, the 22 passengers who had previously been party to a the lawsuit can sue…

Opinion: When Almost Meaningless Airline Marketing Succeeds in Going Viral

I've been thinking a lot about airline marketing lately, having first came to mind after watching Delta make comparatively minor changes to its economy class service offerings and seeing how news outlets both large and small reacted. While I saw those changes as more important for other reasons, there's no…

Opinion: When Almost Meaningless Airline Marketing Succeeds in Going Viral

I've been thinking a lot about airline marketing lately, having first came to mind after watching Delta make comparatively minor changes to its economy class service offerings and seeing how news outlets both large and small reacted. While I saw those changes as more important for other reasons, there's no…

Airlines Cancel Flights to Egypt, But What Follows?

Two European airlines announced on Saturday a temporary halt to flights between their home countries and Egypt as a precautionary measure after warnings came of a "heightened risk of terrorism against aviation." Waterside, UK-based British Airways and Cologne, Germany-based Lufthansa Airlines announced flight cancellations for seven days and one day,…

U.S. Airlines and Qatar Airways Meet with President Trump to…

Executives from America's largest airlines met with President Trump and Vice President Pence on Thursday in Washington D.C. with the hopes of encouraging a more substantial deal governing the behavior of the Middle Eastern Gulf carriers, according to Fox Business. The meeting came as the U.S. carriers had accused Qatar…

It Matters: Delta’s Commitment to Economy Puts Them Above the…

On Sunday, a fellow AirlineGeeks writer published his take on Delta's economy class improvements. While I won't rehash in great detail the specifics of the news, his argument was pretty simple: "it doesn't matter." I would argue that it does. No matter how you slice it, the majority of an…

What Comes Next in American Airlines-Mechanics Dispute

A trial slated to begin July 1 is set to put an end to the months-long dispute between American Airlines management and mechanics, represented by the Transport Workers Union and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The trial comes after the airline told CBS DFW that workers had…

Opinion: Why Passengers Need to Put a Stop to Airline…

A report from USA Today released last week detailed the airlines' success in continuing to up their revenues from ancillary fees. According to the report, airlines in the first quarter of 2019 earned $1.3 billion in baggage fees alone, an increase of $170 million from the year before. After American,…

Lufthansa Cuts 2019 Forecasts, Blaming Local Low-Cost Carriers

The Lufthansa Group on Monday announced its subsidiary airlines were the next in a long list of carriers from around the world to be adversely affected by the increasing numbers of low-cost carriers. The group announced it expected its margin on earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) to hover between…