United Airlines senior vice president of worldwide sales and well-known industry veteran Dave Hilfman will retire from the airline at the end of the year.
BCD Travel is taking the next step to evolve its mobile capabilities from itinerary management to itinerary creation. The mega travel management company announced plans soon to enable airline shopping and booking capabilities through TripSource, which covers its native mobile app and responsive Web channels.
Several agency sources said Delta this week cut front-end U.S. point-of-sale incentives on international tickets for multiple agencies.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines separately asked a federal judge in California to deny a preliminary injunction requested by a group of travel agents that sued the airlines last month over fare-combination rules. The travel agents asked the court to prohibit the carriers from pricing multicity fares at a cost "greater than the sum of the combined non-refundable one-way fares for each leg of a passenger’s flight."
Seeing demand from airlines to build direct Web portals for business customers, travel tech firm nuTravel hired Southwest Airlines veteran Rob Brown to lead its recently launched Airline Solutions Group.
Business Travel News has rated Delta as the top airline. BTN surveyed over 400 corporations that spend over $500,000 per year on air travel. United/Continental was rated second. USAir was third. American was fourth.Southwest was rated last in this survey. The reason for Southwest’s poor showing is probably directly related to the respondents of the survey.
On the first of a three-day onslaught of earnings that can only be described as "earnings hell," Southwest, Continental, and United Airlines all reported their second quarter numbers today.
United Airlines has "spared no expense" in preparing for the switch to a unified passenger services system, scheduled to occur before the end of the current quarter, according to senior vice president of worldwide sales Dave Hilfman. Following its merger with Continental Airlines, United opted to consolidate operations on Continental's pre-existing Shares system, furnished by HP.