United Airlines: Dot-Com Boom To Bankruptcy To Reorganization

Significantly boosting traffic to the San Francisco hub, United benefited hugely from the boom era of the dot-com world. When United failed to keep operational costs of their online transactions under control, and the entire dot-com industry’s bottom fell out, United Airlines struggled to remain afloat. United Airlines lost approximately $2.14 billion on online revenues … Read more

The History Of Northwest Airlines

In 1926 Northwest Airlines was established by Colonel Lewis Brittin. The company was then known as Northwest Airways. The earliest services provided by Northwest Airways, like most of the early incarnations of the major airlines, included primarily air mail carrier service. Northwest airline founded a mail route that stretched between Minneapolis, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois. … Read more

Delta Airlines: A Major U.S. Airline

In December 2006 Delta Airlines will begin making non-stop flights to Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal, from which point direct flights will continue on to Johannesburg, South Africa. This will make Delta Air Lines the only major United States airline to offer flight services to that continent. Delta Airlines has been a pioneer in the … Read more

How To Find Cheap Airline Tickets

Okay, so if you’re even pondering the concept of using the net to search for cheap airline tickets you’ve heard of Orbitz, or perhaps Travelocity, Expedia or Priceline. Before you go running off to the online travel agency with the most expansive commercial campaigns, take a moment to see what the second tier of online … Read more

American Airlines: An Overview

In terms of fleet size and the total number of passengers transported, American Airlines is the largest airline in the world. In terms of total operating profits, American Airlines comes in second worldwide, right after Air France-KLM. The headquarters of American Airlines is Fort Worth, Texas, and is located right next to DFW; the Dallas … Read more

Airline Reservations

There are all kinds of websites on the internet where you can find good deals on airline tickets, as well as make hotel, car rental and airline reservations. So which one is the best to use? The truth is that most of the huge online travel agencies, such as Expedia or Orbitz, are likely to … Read more

Airline Credit Cards

With all of the different types of credit card reward programs out there, how can you tell which ones are really worth participating in. Airline credit cards make up some of the more popular types of credit card reward programs where consumers can save money or earn points to be redeemed for goods or services. … Read more

Early Airline Development in the United States

Airlines are companies that provide air transport services for freight, passengers or chartered flights. Airlines own or lease the aircraft that are used to carry out one or more of the aforementioned services. An airline may also form an alliance or partnership with another airline or airlines to benefit mutually. The demand and pricing for … Read more