Which Airline Delivers The Best Consulting Business Travel Experience?

Management Consulted

Which airline is best for domestic consulting travel? Which airline provides the best rewards? Which airline will get you there on-time most often? Which airline provides the best … Continue Reading.

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How to transform your airline


Airline transformations are often necessary—and always difficult. We lay out five rules for success. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Airline Status Stacking: How I’m getting status on American, Delta, and Southwest

Management Consulted

Premier airline status. More than Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa combined, airline status brings joy to many consultants each year (usually in December.) The post Airline Status Stacking: How I’m getting status on American, Delta, and Southwest appeared first on Management Consulted. The consultant’s holy grail. But not this year for me. Because, although I achieved my 13th … Continue Reading.

Taking on airlines’ toughest challenges


This speech from a procurement summit touches on airline profitability, new approaches to cost cutting, and treating procurement as a valued partner. Aviation is still an enormously demanding industry. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Improving Airlines’ On-Time Performance


In the airline business, one late aircraft early in the morning can lead to more than 70 delayed planes later in the day. No other aspect of an airline’s operations has as broad or as deep an impact on the entire organization. Article Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Crazy Airline Gobbledegook Nonsense

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

The airline business is like nothing on earth, and airline people are some of the most common interactions we consultants have. Aircraft - This is one of the most common words to escape from the lips of airline people. But no one outside the airline industry says aircraft.

It’s High Time Airlines Got Personal


Airlines need to get personal with their customers. If other companies can offer a customized experience, why can’t a hotel or an airline? Article Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Consolidation in Europe’s Airline Industry


Over the past 15 years, Europe’s full-service airlines have flown through turbulent skies as they generally failed to adapt to an increasingly price-competitive short-haul market. Article Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Leave the Airlines Alone


Why we shouldn't expect the price of air travel to fall just because jet fuel is cheaper

Leading from the front line: How airlines can boost ancillary revenues


Ancillary revenues are rising, and airlines increasingly depend on them. The next step forward: Efforts to help frontline employees collect these fees and charges more effectively. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

A better approach to airline costs


Aggregate views of airline costs have their limitations. A better approach looks in depth at cost drivers. Our Insights

Does your airline still cross seat belts? A ten-point lean checklist for leaders


Wasteful processes abound at many supposedly lean airlines. How does yours measure up? Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Walk before you fly—capturing the digital opportunity in airlines


A focused approach to digitization can help airlines create value faster than overambitious transformations do. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Buying and flying: Next-generation airline procurement


Airlines have been saving through strong purchasing for decades. But with unit revenues declining, procurement must step up to the next level. Our Insights

How airlines can gain a competitive edge through pricing


Most airlines have optimized their core ticket costs. But as ancillary purchases represent an increasing percentage of customer spending airlines must rethink their revenue-management practices. Our Insights

Between ROIC and a hard place: The puzzle of airline economics


At a recent symposium of the International Air Transport Association, McKinsey’s Alex Dichter delved into airlines’ tangled finances. Our Insights

Panic Over Ebola: Airline Strikes, Banned Flights, Experimental Drugs


La Guardia Airport Cleaners On Strike The Financial Times reports Airline Cabin Cleaners Strike Over Ebola Fears. Up to 200 airline cabin cleaners were expected to strike on Thursday over concerns that they might be exposed to Ebola as US authorities try to contain alarm over the virus.

United Airlines Cracks Down on Oversize Carry-Ons

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airline customerexperience customerloyalty customerservice customerstrategy Flying is, for some people, a necessary evil. It''s a convenient--and many times the only--way to get from one place to another, as long as you''re willing to check your comfort with your suitcase.

2 Ways Corporate Culture Can Be Harmful…Brought to You by United Airlines

LSA Global

You only need to look at United Airlines’ recent disastrous negative publicity to see how they blew it. From the recent reports, it appears United Airlines relied too much on “policy” guidelines that were overly complicated and confusing.

Airlines Leverage Holiday Cheer

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We''re right in the middle of the holiday season and like every other year, organizations are trying their utmost to make the most out of holiday cheer to encourage consumers to make purchases or at least to remain top of mind.

Gold is the New Silver: How American Airlines is like Trojan and Starbucks

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

So American Airlines (née US Airways) just announced their 2015 elite program, and the travel bloggers are starting to exhale. It''s not awful unless you flew more than 75k but less than 100k miles last year.

Salvation or misleading temptation—low-cost brands of legacy airlines


We’ve seen this before: while separate in-house LCC brands seem promising, few have thrived. Success requires a clear rationale, rigorous follow-through. and ensuring the right answer is not to transform the mainline brand. Our Insights

3 Ways American Airlines Can Win Customers

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After nearly two years since their initial merger, American Airlines and US Airways officially became one airline on Saturday. And after a million hours of training and more than 9,000 tests of kiosks, the airline is facing the last remaining hurdle where mergers are concerned: going live with their combined reservations system.

Chapter 11's Impact on Airline Performance - Strategy+Business


What’s Your Succession Plan? I Hope It’s Better than United Airlines Plan

Martinka Consulting

On March 14 was the day United Continental Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz eturned to work after he had a heart attack and heart transplant last October. I Hope It’s Better than United Airlines Plan appeared first on Martinka Consulting. As the Wall Street Journal stated on March 7, 2016: “Mr. Munoz’s illness has shaken a company that was already under stress.” ” What would happen to your company if you needed a heart transplant?

French Airline Pilots Call Month Long Strike in May to Protest Law Prohibiting Pilot Strikes


The French airline union, SNPL, has called for a month-long strike beginning in May. It''s main objective is to repeal the Diard Law which limits the right of airline pilots to strike. Via translation from Les Echos : An unprecedented month-long strike is the motto launched today by SNPL, the main union of French airline pilots. The Daird Law, passed in 2012 requires airline personal to individually declare strike intent at least 48 hours before the commencement of a strike.

The Reason Air Travel Is Terrible and So Few Airlines Are Profitable

Harvard Business

Why is the airline industry so terrible? Which brings us back to the airline industry. ” Airlines are also pursuing efficiency in ways customers don’t see so easily, such as reducing the number of short-haul flights they offer and centralizing passengers in large airports.

Airlines Like United Can Underpay Bumped Passengers Because of a Government Rule

Harvard Business

By now, many of us have viewed the disturbing video of a bloodied man being dragged off of United Airlines flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday. This incident has thrust the common airline practice of overbooking into the spotlight. Overbooking – the practice of selling more tickets on an airplane than there are seats – benefits both airlines and passengers. This helps the airline keep fares lower and provide more flexibility to passengers.

What's Fueling Customer Complaints with Airlines

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More flights are arriving on time while airlines are losing fewer bags and fewer passengers are getting bumped from flights. Yet customer complaints are at their highest levels since 2001, according to the 2016 Airline Quality Rating report. The report, released on April 4, found that while the percentage of flights that arrived on time in 2015 rose from 76.2 percent in 2014 to 79.9

How Bad is Airline Service, Really? And Other Customer Service Complaints

Harvard Business

Youngme Moon and Mihir Desai welcome their colleague Ryan Buell to discuss whether airlines deserve their reputation for terrible customer service. They also share other customer service pet peeves, as well as their personal “Customer Experience Picks.” ” Download this podcast. For interested listeners: • Ryan Buell in HBR: The Parts of Customer Service That Should Never Be Automated.

Venezuela Strengthens Currency Controls in Impossible Mission to Stop Capital Flight; Airlines Collapse; End of the Line


In an effort to get money out of Venezuela, airline ticket sales had been booked solid for months. One airline cancelled all flights. Venezuelan bonds plunged to the lowest in more than two years after the government announced the latest partial devaluation of the bolivar, this time for airlines and foreign direct investment. Airlines operating in Venezuela fell and one carrier suspended flights. Still, measured at the official rate, airlines have an equivalent of $3.3

Tweeting About American Airlines' Social Strategy

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Social media might have been born out of humans'' need to communicate with friends, to remove geographical boundaries, and share information with loved ones.

Warren Buffett Is Betting the Airline Oligopoly Is Here to Stay

Harvard Business

Warren Buffett got burned with an airline investment in the 1990s. airlines, taking a 4.16% stake in American Airlines, smaller stakes in United and Delta, and an undisclosed stake in Southwest Airlines. Industry observers have noted that since 2010, “The airline industry is profitable again — really profitable.” airlines. airlines had one thing in common: their largest investors.

Airlines’ New Basic Economy Fares Show the Power of No-Frills Pricing

Harvard Business

American Airlines and United Airlines recently joined Delta in offering passengers a lower-priced option to fly: basic economy. Consider making a few sacrifices, which vary by carrier, such as paying fees for checked and carry-on luggage, having the airline (instead of you) select your seat, boarding last, or surrendering the opportunity to make flight changes.

United Airlines Proves that Improving Customer Experience Requires Positive Employee Engagement

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When I asked her which airline she worked for, she replied, "the worst airline in the world." I responded, "Let me guess--United Airlines.". While attending a cocktail party in December, I met a woman who returned to the U.S. that day from Costa Rica. She was a flight attendant and drove directly to the party from JFK airport. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Strategy

Tom Spencer

MERGERS have had a ubiquitous presence in the news recently as leaders in the airline , publishing , and telecommunications industries have taken steps to consolidate.

Delta Boarding Zones Change: Business Travelers Get Shafted

Management Consulted

Attention frequent business travelers: the next time you board a Delta Airlines flight, your experience will be drastically different. On January 23, you’ll see a substantial Delta boarding zones change that is sure to rankle frequent business travelers, and quite … Continue Reading. The post Delta Boarding Zones Change: Business Travelers Get Shafted appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travel life as a consultant

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JetBlue's Home-For-The-Holidays Stunt

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airline customerexpereince customerloyalty customerstrategy holidays homefortheholidays surprise The holidays are over and what remains are the extra few pounds that many of us have piled on while celebrating with our loved ones. And, of course, the memories of the holiday season.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: When You're Too Platinum with the.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Like you, I have Platinum Status with just about ever hotel, airline, rental car agency, and liquor store in the Continental United States. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, April 15, 2008. When Youre Too Platinum with the Hotel. Good Consultants! DOUBLE Platinum with some, Id like to point out. Now, let me tell you a tale of a crazy consultant who officially reached "Too Platinum status with the Intercontinental Hotel Group.

Herb Kelleher Is My Generosity Marketing Co-Pilot

Henry DeVries

And no one personified generosity marketing better than the late Herb Kelleher, the man who used the strategy to build Southwest Airlines into one of the most profitable and admired airlines Generosity is the killer app of marketing.