On-Demand Helicopter Services Are Ready to Take Off

Posted by Kunal Shah on Mon, Oct 21, 2019

This article originally was published on Forbes.com.

Hate sitting in traffic to and from the airport? Just order your own helicopter! On-demand helicopter services such as Voom, Uber Copter and Blade offer flights in some U.S. cities for the relatively affordable cost of about $200-$300, booked via an app or online.


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How to Create and Implement Proactive Revenue Management Workflows

Posted by Marios Prokopiou on Tue, Oct 08, 2019

Airline executives know that a more successful revenue management department starts with strategies that incorporate market and owned data and pinpoint revenue opportunities. These strategies drive coordinated decision making among revenue management, sales and network planning departments. But most importantly, they help revenue management analysts be more proactive. RM analysts who spend most of their day proactively identifying revenue opportunities constantly outperform. Thus, creating and implementing revenue management strategies that drive proactive workflows ought to be an important part of every revenue management team’s agenda.


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Why National Airlines Aren't Economically Justifiable

Posted by Glenn Hollister on Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Last year, Qatar Airways, part of the Middle East 3 (ME3) airlines with Etihad Airways and Emirates Airlines and backed by the Qatari government, bought a 49% stake in Meridiana, Italy’s second-largest airline, and renamed it Air Italy. The purchase was a way to expand the airline’s footprint as Qatari planes now fly routes from Italy to the U.S. But when Air Italy announced that it was adding even more flights to the U.S. earlier this month, U.S. airlines and lawmakers cried foul, saying that Air Italy would not be able to add these routes without Qatar Airways’ financial backing, thus violating (if not technically then at least in spirit) an agreement signed by the ME3 last year vowing that the Gulf carriers would not add such routes.


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Airplane Bathrooms Are Getting Even Smaller. Where Does the Squeeze End?

Posted by Marios Prokopiou on Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Frequent air travelers are used to dealing with headaches, from delays to crowded airports to feeling like sardines squeezed onto planes. That squeeze continues to tighten: A recent Wall Street Journal investigation proved that airplane bathrooms are getting even smaller.


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An Emirates Takeover of Etihad Makes Sense for Everyone

Posted by Glenn Hollister on Thu, Sep 27, 2018

This article originally was published on Sept. 20, 2018, on Forbes.com

Bloomberg reported last week that Emirates is in early talks to take over Etihad’s airline assets, which would create the world’s largest airline by passenger volume. The potential merger has been the subject of frequent speculation throughout the industry for a while, and it makes sense: Both airlines have a similar business model, relying on a large volume of connecting traffic to fill planes that also carry a smaller population of high-yield traffic. They also have similar planes in their fleets and similar service levels and customer experiences. The integration of the two carriers should be easier than past industry mergers.   


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