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Iata Travel Pass app

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What Does IATA’s Travel Pass Mean for Air Travel Demand?

by 
Steve Allen
March 29, 2021
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8
 min read

The IATA Travel Pass has rolled out and had successful trial phases, but what does it mean for air travel in totality? Will it be catalyst to a spike in demand?

Low-cost carriers are set to breakout post-covid

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Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs) Set to Continue Breakout Post-COVID

by 
Chris Anthony
March 9, 2021
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3
 min read

Low-cost carriers will lead the demand recovery while pushing revenue management technology forward.

Airline digital trends 2021

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2021 Airline Digital Trends: Doing More with Less

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
February 18, 2021
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3
 min read

Iztok Franko outlines several trends worth watching out for within the airline digital retailing space in the DigginTravel 2021 Airline Digital Trends Report.

A person reading on a dark aircraft

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Kambr Media's Most Read Articles of 2020

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
December 22, 2020
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4
 min read

Through all the ups, downs, shocks and unexpected events, here are our most read articles of the year.

Will airlines be ready for pent up travel demand?

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Airlines, When Pent Up Travel Demand Bursts, Will Your Buckets Be Ready?

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
November 19, 2020
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5
 min read

With the news of a possible vaccine on the way, we very well may be inching closer to that long-awaited time. Fortunately for airlines, there is still ample time to prepare.

Lufthansa Group launches continuous pricing

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What Lufthansa Group’s Continuous Pricing Solution Means for the Airline Industry

by 
Judson Rollins
November 2, 2020
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5
 min read

The Lufthansa Group has launched an industry-first “continuous pricing” (CP) solution. This means the group’s carriers can offer a theoretically infinite number of distinct prices.

Commercial airline executives are facing a new frontier during the COVID-19 pandemic

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How Commercial Airline Executives are Approaching the COVID-19 Pandemic

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
October 1, 2020
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5
 min read

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic demand has shrunk to unthinkable lows and the entire industry has been turned upside down, presenting airline executives with all new challenges.

Airlines Should Prepare for Future Demand Now

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Airlines Need to Prepare for Future Demand Now

by 
Mike Buccialia
September 15, 2020
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4
 min read

Waiting until demand returns means missing out on a competitive advantage and leveraging the low-risk scenario of making a change when demand is slow.

Airline Pricing and COVID-19

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Airline Pricing Was Broken Long Before COVID-19

by 
Chris Anthony
September 1, 2020
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3
 min read

A narrative has been taking shape that COVID-19 upended airlines' commercial model, but airline commercial processes have been broken long before the pandemic.

Airport Security Check

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Why I’m Worried By Digital Immunity Passports

by 
Jack Chen
July 22, 2020
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5
 min read

Airline and airport executives have recently expressed interest in “digital immunity passports” to certify non-Covid-19 travelers

American Airlines’ And JetBlue’s Partnership

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How American Airlines’ And JetBlue’s Partnership Will Impact Airline Alliances

by 
David Kaplan
July 16, 2020
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9
 min read

American revives its NY/Boston presence, while JetBlue gets a chance to build up its premium appeal.

Best positioned LCC post Covid

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Which Airlines Are Best Positioned To Succeed Post Covid-19?

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
June 28, 2020
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2
 min read

As the airline industry resets, a shakeout is sure to result in a shift in the dominant business models between full-service carriers and low-cost carriers.

Europe-Asia Airline Market Recovery Post Covid

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Why Europe-Asia Airline Market Won't Recover Until 2021

by 
David Kaplan
June 25, 2020
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4
 min read

LCCs serving the two regions are likely to emerge stronger from the crisis, says Dr. Volodymyr Bilotkach.

Lone Yellow Suitcase

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McKinsey’s Air Travel Pulse Points To European Summer Flight Comeback

by 
David Kaplan
June 17, 2020
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7
 min read

Daily bookings with destinations for Spain, for example, increased by 33 percent within one week.

Man in business suit at check-in counter

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What Are The Keys To Airline Passenger Satisfaction Now?

by 
David Kaplan
June 16, 2020
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2
 min read

Leisure travelers tell J.D. Power that info on cleaning/hygiene and daily updates on the state of the pandemic in the area they will be visiting are key to contentment in the air.

Backpacker checking flight schedules in airport

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Airlines’ Digital Transformation: Glass Half Full – Or Empty?

by 
David Kaplan
June 11, 2020
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3
 min read

Airlines still have a long trek toward digital optimization, a Diggintravel report shows.

Read airplane seat belt

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Can Airlines – Or Passengers – Afford An Empty Middle Seat?

by 
Nicole Roedig
June 9, 2020
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3
 min read

Like free lunch, there’s no such thing as a free vacant middle seat.

Prose & Contrails Series - Aviation Recovery from Covid

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Prose and Contrails: Commercial Aviation Recovery From Covid-19

by 
Steve Hendrickson
June 2, 2020
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1
 min read

Flight operations among the Aero 80 carriers through 15 June continue to show mostly cautious reintroductions of capacity.

Illustration: disinfecting airplane in hazmat suit

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WTF: Why Airline Health Protection Surcharges Are Inevitable

by 
Steve Hendrickson
May 12, 2020
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4
 min read

Restoring “Willingness To Fly” will depend on costly hygienic and cleaning processes.

Cabin interior of full flight

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Have Airlines Actually Cut 90 Percent Of Capacity?

by 
David Kaplan
May 5, 2020
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3
 min read

Many of the seats are still out there. You can buy them. But that ‘90 percent of capacity’ really is a short term indicator.

Traveler looking out airport window

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How Soon Will Travelers Be Willing To Fly Again?

by 
David Kaplan
April 20, 2020
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5
 min read

The best way to encourage booking behavior is to mitigate risk. Jay Sorensen offers airlines some thoughts on how best to do that.

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The $200 billion dollar stimulus package the airline industry can offer

by 
Jack Chen
April 16, 2020
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3
 min read

Even while cash-strapped along with every other business, carriers can implement their own multi-billion dollar stimulus plan for consumers using mileage points.

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How Business And Leisure Travel Can Come Back Post COVID-19

by 
Lauryn Chamberlain
April 8, 2020
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6
 min read

When the lockdowns end, business travel will be the first to return, with a tentative inclusion of leisure.

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Why Airlines Deserve Immediate Rescue

by 
Steve Hendrickson
March 24, 2020
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4
 min read

Reforming the industry can only have meaning if we assure its survival.

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Charting The Future Of Air Travel Demand And Network Planning

by 
David Kaplan
March 23, 2020
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6
 min read

The histories that factor into route planning mean zero now.