Northern Pacific will take to the skies in June. The carrier’s first route is now on sale, and it is not what anyone expected.
BAGTAG targets North American expansion, adds homing solution
Having secured a bridgehead in North America with its Alaska Airlines deal, BAGTAG is looking to grow quickly, both in terms of customers served and the type of offerings available.
Rapid Rewards targets elites with A-List bonus activity
Call it another sign that travel habits shifted over the past couple years. Southwest Airlines has run, in quick succession, a pair of promotions seeking to boost its Rapid Rewards loyalty program with elite status for 2023 now easier to come by. The moves come despite a general return of travel and strong revenue numbers in recent months.
Southwest searching for new seats
Southwest Airlines is in the late stages of evaluation for a potential new seat for its fleet. This could serve to augment the existing Collins Meridian deployment or replace it.
Alaska Airlines going digital to slash bag check-in time
Alaska Airlines has grand visions for growth, targeting a 40% increase in passenger count over the next five years. Digital solutions are a large part of the plan to meet that growth, touching every facet of the business, including the tags on checked bags.
Southwest boosts corporate fare, ancillary fee merchandising with ATPCO
Southwest Airlines continues to push its corporate sales channel forward. The company announced a multi-year agreement today with ATPCO to implement Express Contracts, a corporate contract automation tool.
US airlines delivering less efficient operations
A review of employment numbers and schedules suggests the airlines are up to 20% less efficient than in 2019 on a per-employee basis.
No MAX 7s for Southwest this year
At the beginning of 2022 Southwest Airlines anticipated taking delivery of more than 70 new Boeing 737 MAX 7 aircraft through the year. Seven months into the year, with FAA certification timing still unclear, the carrier revised that number to zero.
Destination Reels boost interactivity on Southwest’s moving map
Roughly a third of the time spent in the Southwest Airlines inflight connectivity portal is consumed on the moving map. And those passengers now have some additional infotainment available. The carrier is the launch customer for Destination Reels from FlightPath3D, an immersive travel guide loaded with mobile-friendly, short-form videos for all of Southwest’s destinations.
Spirit wins Newark slots, with conditions to keep them
pirit Airlines led the legal charge to ensure the slots Southwest Airlines abandoned at Newark would be reallocated. Now, after much legal wrangling, the carrier won the rights to those 16 slots.