United Airlines Unveils New Algorithm to Help It Target Empty Flights

United Airlines

United Airlines is canceling some flights at the last minute to save costs. United Airlines

Skift Take: In normal times, giant global network airlines don’t cancel many flights for low load factors. They don’t want to annoy high-value passengers, and they might need the airplane or crew at the next destination anyways. But United is now watching every penny.

— Brian Sumers

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Just Like That, AirAsia Group Says It’s a Digital Lifestyle Company — Or Not

AirAsia

AirAsia is doing food delivery and other e-commerce services to diversify away from its airline business. AirAsia

Skift Take: Airline officials can’t just snap their fingers to proclaim they have successfully become way more than an airline. That being said, AirAsia did launch a new vacation package business called Snap. AirAsia’s digital business is still very much a work in progress with much to be proven.

— Dennis Schaal

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