JetBlue launches hostile takeover bid for Spirit Airlines

Terminal A at LaGuardia International Airport for JetBlue and Spirit Airlines in New York. Leslie Joseph | CNBC Jet Blue Airways launched a hostile takeover bid for Spirit Airlines the Monday after rejected carrier JetBlue’s $33 per share cash offer earlier this month. JetBlue said acquiring Spirit would give it access to a large fleet … Read more

Why you shouldn’t arrive too early for your flight and expert tips for avoiding airport queues

Widespread enthusiasm for the return of unrestricted travel in Europe has been overshadowed by airport chaos in recent weeks, leaving passengers anxious and confused. Thousands of travelers faced queues of up to three hours at some destinations. In the UK, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports were among those caught off guard by staff shortages … Read more

Travel is recovering, but not travel stocks. Here is where the opportunities lie.

Dream of travelers: spring in Paris. The business of some online travel agencies has almost doubled. AFP/Getty Images Text size After two years of staying put, Americans are once again planning summer vacations, giving the travel industry a boost. So why are investors absent from the trip? Airlines hinted at the revival when they posted … Read more

Travel is recovering, but not travel stocks. Here is where the opportunities lie.

Dream of travelers: spring in Paris. The business of some online travel agencies has almost doubled. AFP/Getty Images Text size After two years of staying put, Americans are once again planning summer vacations, giving the travel industry a boost. So why are investors absent from the trip? Airlines hinted at the revival when they posted … Read more

Travel is recovering, but not travel stocks. Here is where the opportunities lie.

Dream of travelers: spring in Paris. The business of some online travel agencies has almost doubled. AFP/Getty Images Text size After two years of staying put, Americans are once again planning summer vacations, giving the travel industry a boost. So why are investors absent from the trip? Airlines hinted at the revival when they posted … Read more

How to avoid getting run over on your next flight

Photo: Tyler Olson (Shutterstock) We know two things about the current state of air travel in the United States. First, the number of Americans traveling by air continues to rise back to its pre-pandemic numbers. Second, many airlines are understaffed, forcing them to delay and cancel large swaths of flights. Add these two pieces of … Read more

JetBlue sweetens its offer, but Spirit Airlines says it still prefers its other suitor

Spirit Airlines prefers one of its two suitors. (Photo by Paul Hennessy) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Oedding bells may ring soon, but probably not for JetBlue Airways. Today, JetBlue sweetened its proposal to Spirit Airlines, offering to acquire all outstanding common stock of Spirit for $33 cash per share. The stock is currently trading … Read more

Airlines face big rebooking challenges this summer

Airline passengers, some not wearing face masks after Covid-19 public transport rules ended, sit on an American Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California in Denver, Colorado on April 19, 2022. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Airlines that once touted global destinations, adventure, luxury or … Read more

Flying to Beijing is harder than ever as China steps up zero-Covid measures

Kunming, China CNN — Beijing is partially locking down to control a Covid outbreak that could completely shut down the Chinese capital. But just as the government is tightening controls in the city – testing 21 million residents, closing schools and some shopping malls – I try to get in. It was impossible to find … Read more

American Airlines flight attendants are asking for a two-drink alcohol limit in economy class

There is no doubt that intoxicated air passengers are a complex problem, one that airlines were struggling with even before COVID. Before the pandemic, it was not uncommon for airlines – and flight attendants in particular – to be sued for “overserved” passengers. Various lawsuits alleged that alcohol played a role in sexual harassment on … Read more