Articles by tag: Air Travel

Revolutionize Airline Loyalty Programs: Embrace Digital Innovation, Expand Flexible Rewards, and Prioritize Sustainability to Meet the New Era of Consumer Expectations

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As the travel industry emerges from the shadows of the pandemic, it finds itself at a crossroads, particularly in the realm of airline loyalty programs. Historically seen as ancillary benefits to enhance customer retention, these programs have undergone a profound transformation, now standing at the heart of airline revenue strategies. This pivot has not…

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With Rising Popularity, Should Airlines Offer Adults-Only Flights for Travelers?

Calls for adults-only flights are ramping up. A recent survey conducted by Photo Aid revealed that more plane travelers would prefer the option of a flight only for adults. The case for adults-only flights has been ongoing for over a decade now, per ABC News, but continued online discussion is reigniting significant interest in the…

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American Airlines Sees Profit Above Estimates on Steady Demand

(Bloomberg) — American Airlines Group Inc. expects profit this year to exceed estimates following a slow start, as steady demand for air travel keeps an industry recovery going into 2023. Full-year adjusted earnings will be $2.50 to $3.50 a share, the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier said in a statement Thursday that also detailed fourth-quarter results….

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Airports Each Receive Millions in Federal Funding to Revitalize Airport Infrastructure

The Biden administration has recently granted $1 billion to 85 different airports across the country to help develop and expand their terminals and facilities. This grant will be used to increase energy efficiency, promote competition, provide greater accessibility and expand capacity. Airport administrators say this is not only welcomed funding, but a top priority for…

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Rising Pressures in Travel Industry Could Impact Your Trip Security

Commentary: Effective August 1, 2021, the Costa Rican government will require inbound unvaccinated tourists to have $50,000 in travel  insurance coverage for medical expenses, including for COVID-related issues, as well as $2,000 in coverage for quarantine lodging expenses due to COVID. Right now, Costa Rica is the only country with this kind of specific…

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Are Higher Prices Behind the Dip in Air Travelers?

According to a survey by MMGY Global, a Kansas City-based travel and hospitality marketing firm, “luxury travelers” said they expected to take four trips over the next year. But Hilary Kennedy asked Sarah Dandashy, the host of Say Yes To Travel, for the rest of the traveling community, could the rise in airfare be…

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Airline Investors See a Post-Pandemic Rebound in Low-Cost Travel

(Bloomberg) — New money is flowing to low-cost airlines in the U.S. as they take on giant carriers racing to recover from the unprecedented collapse in travel during the pandemic. Two established carriers that had already been flying sold shares in the past month, while two new airlines managed to raise more than $100 million each in…

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Excellence Culture – Brian Mosley
May 22, 2024

“I like your word excellence better than greatness, because you don’t have to sacrifice everything in order to be excellent” – Brian Mosley Those were the words of Brian Mosley (President of RightNow Media) as we discussed the balance of family and leading an organization that is impacting people all over the world. If you…

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Nurturing and Growing a Sustainable Safety Culture
May 22, 2024

Applied Digital champions a proactive approach to workplace safety, empowering employees to take ownership of their health and safety. This video showcases our open-door policy, which allows employees to easily connect with environmental health and safety (EH&S) professionals via phone, email, or a dedicated helpline for support in any situation. We also highlight our…

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Applied Digital’s Executive Leadership Commitment to Safety
May 22, 2024

This video explores the profound impact of Applied Digital’s executive leadership view commitment to safety. It highlights the key initiatives led by senior executives to foster a culture where safety is paramount. A standout strategy is the incorporation of a ‘safety moment’ at the start of every meeting, designed to heighten safety awareness from…

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At Applied Digital, Employee Safety is #1
May 22, 2024

At Applied Digital, employee safety transcends mere compliance—it’s a core value that defines our corporate ethos. This video underlines the importance of creating a robust health and safety environment, ensuring every team member returns home safely daily, and fostering a positive and secure workplace atmosphere. By prioritizing safety above all, including production, Applied Digital…

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Airlines Push for Additional Assistance in Preparation for Difficult Winter Numbers 
November 19, 2020

The most recent wave of COVID infections has once again hit the airline industry hard. As the holidays approach, the airlines are pessimistic and seeking government assistance. Airlines for America Chief Executive Nick Calio estimates that the U.S. industry is losing about $180 million a day, according to a report by Reuters. Marketscale Radio hosts…

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Is It too Early to Think About Holiday Travel?
October 1, 2020

In late September, we saw through a series of studies that people were still very eager to travel. But, as the fourth quarter of 2020 kicks off and we start winding toward the holidays, will that trend continue? Is it too early to think about holiday travel? Not entirely. So far, a survey by research…

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Will US Airlines Dropping Change Fees Get Customers Booking Again?
September 11, 2020

Few industries have been hit as hard by the global pandemic as the airline industry. Even as the U.S. State Department lifts its “Do not travel,” advisory, travel is merely trickling back. With business travelers still not booking, and perhaps never fully coming back, airlines turn to serve leisure travel customers. According to CNN Business,…

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Airlines Look to Cut Flights to Small Cities if Federal Funding Expires: Business Casual
August 18, 2020

The air travel industry took an enormous hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The government rushed to their aid with $50 billion dollars in March, and the airlines managed to continue service. But the air travel industry has hardly bounced back over the Summer, and the pandemic aid is fast approaching expiration on…

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How Southwest’s Scaling Back of Cleaning Protocols Affects Air Travel
August 13, 2020

Southwest Airlines recently scaled back its COVID-19-related cleaning protocols, reducing the amount of between-flight cleaning that takes place in an effort to cut back on time planes spend on the ground. Upgraded Points travel industry analyst James Larounis, Pilota CEO Saniya Shah and Linear Air Taxi Founder and Line Pilot Bill Herp gave their thoughts…

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Breaking Down the Newest Innovations in Transportation: Roads, Rails and Rides
July 29, 2020

It has been five months since the COVID-19 pandemic has created a tidal wave of public and private policy shifts which dictate how humans go about their everyday lives. Many of our daily activities, once thought of as normal, have been upended with no certainty to be considered “normal” again. In this latest episode of…

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Concierges Around the World: The First Female Les Clefs d’Or Concierge
July 2, 2020

Holly Stiel is a Concierge legend in both the United States as well as Internationally. A speaker, author, hospitality consultant, and service educator, Holly truly embodies the spirit of service. even the name of her company says it all–Thank You Very Much Inc. As she has always said, she is in the Thank You business….

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Staying Ready to be Ready For You to Travel: Say Yes To Travel
April 23, 2020

It’s no question that the airline industry has been hit hard due to the corona virus pandemic. With the industry coming to a near standstill, what is it like for those still working? Host Sarah Dandashy got to chat with Captain Ryan Hunter, a pilot with United Airlines. Having been a pilot with the…

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How the Airline Industry Will Return to Normal: Say Yes To Travel
April 9, 2020

On this episode of Say Yes To Travel, host Sarah Dandashy sat down with Chris Faver, an operations manager at a major airline based out of San Diego, to break down what they are seeing in the airline industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Numbers are down over 70%. This is a very eerie time, as the whole…

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