Saturday, February 23, 2019

American Airlines Going ‘Back to Basics’ To Prep For Big Data

As airlines and MRO providers embrace data analytics to help drive efficiencies, their organizations must first ensure they have basic protocols in place to...

Bad Data Costs United Airlines $1B Annually

Jeff Smisek once liked to describe United Airlines as a "technology company with wings." What the former CEO didn't say was that United was...

Could Machine Learning Help Cathay Pacific Save Millions From Travel Delays?

Aircraft fuel is without a doubt the biggest cost for any airline and often receives widespread attention, especially when airlines hedge their bets the...

Airline Loyalty Blockchain – Is it all hype?

Consider today's problem... You take a flight to see family for Christmas, and you earn some frequent flyer miles...You buy a coffee from Starbucks once...

Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Program Changes

Cathay Pacific announced changes to the Marco Polo program today which come into effect for all flights taken after April 16, 2016. These changes have...

How Airlines Measure Loyalty

For years, the airline loyalty industry has been debating over what the definition of a high-value customer is. One that spends big on airline...

How airlines & hotels profit from your data

The past few years have seen a wave of travel companies member accounts compromised which have rocked the industry. Cathay Pacific had 9.4M accounts compromised. British...

Segmenting frequent flyer loyalty member databases

Step by step guide on implementing a customer segmentation solution - without paying millions for an enterprise platform. Want to dive deeper than traditional segmentation?...

How Big Data is Changing The Way We Fly

A journey into predictive analytics and how big data will drive up airline ticket prices. As airlines and frequent flyer programs gather more intelligence on...

Velocity Frequent Flyer Program Updates

Virgin Australia's loyalty program - Velocity Frequent Flyer made a host of fundamental core changes to the loyalty program this past week. Most notably are...

Commercializing frequent flyer program member data

I recently shared an article on how airlines are using information to individually price airfares and extract maximum value from passengers which was thought...

Metrics to measure airline revenue performance

Complicated revenue management drives unsatisfactory results, but it doesn’t have to be that way, writes Tom Bacon. Let me start this story with a quote...