Capital One Adds Frequent Flyer Mile Transfer Option to Its Credit Cards
Nov 14, 15:20 Skift

A new tool coming from Capital One will make its travel credit cards more competitive with American Express and Chase. Only seasoned travel pros, however, may find it useful. -Grant Martin

Uber Launches Rewards Program for Most Loyal Customers
Nov 14, 14:50 Skift

Uber's launch of a loyalty program explains why Lyft appears to have rushed out a similar announcement earlier this week

Regional Airline Flybe Puts Itself Up for Sale
Nov 14, 14:00 Skift

This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone as Flybe has been struggling for some time. The big question now is, can it find a buyer? -Patrick Whyte

Sabre to Buy Farelogix for $360 Million to Help Airlines Sell Better
Nov 14, 13:00 Skift

Sabre allegedly tried to kill smaller rival Farelogix years ago. But now there's peace in the valley

Hotelbeds to Buy HolidayTaxis to Expand Transport Offering
Nov 14, 09:00 Skift

While clearly not a game-changer in the same way Tourico Holidays or GTA was, the deal does expand Hotelbeds’ ancillary portfolio, giving it greater reach in what is a growing market. -Patrick Whyte

Airbnb’s Growth Is Slowing Amid Increasing Competition From Booking and Expedia
Nov 14, 07:00 Skift

If Airbnb is indeed seeing a slowdown of its business in more mature markets like Europe and the U.S

Norwegian Targets High-Spending Cruise Customers
Nov 14, 05:30 Skift

Taking a peek behind the scenes during earnings seasons offers some useful insights

JetBlue CEO Defends Bag Fee Hike as Cost of Doing Business
Nov 14, 03:05 Skift

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes knows there is nostalgia for the days before airlines introduced so many fees

United Airlines Warns Pilots on Issue That Plagued Fatal Lion Air Flight
Nov 14, 02:45 Skift

It seems like operators were caught off guard about some advanced functionality on the Boeing 737 Max. This is both odd and unusual. -Brian Sumers

Vacasa Targets Urban Rental Market by Helping Developers Fill Vacant Units
Nov 13, 20:00 Skift

Vacasa's interest in partnering with property developers to put more short-term rentals in multi-family communities is part of a broader trend toward greater professionalization of the market

Lufthansa’s Digital Hub Launches Software Unit to Help Others Sell Travel Better
Nov 13, 19:55 Skift

Lufthansa Group has responded to digital disruption by creating a company within a company, Yilu

Qatar Airways CEO Repeats Threat to Leave Oneworld Airline Alliance
Nov 13, 17:00 Skift

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker isn't happy with Qantas. With so much tension between supposed partners, how long can the current state of affairs last? -Patrick Whyte

Is it ever OK to steal from the breakfast buffet?
Nov 13, 16:27 The Guardian

Fortune favours the bold in the ultimate standoff between a hotel and its guests

New Skift Research E-Book: The Latest Wave of Venture Capital Investment in Travel Startups
Nov 13, 16:00 Skift

The travel industry, no stranger to disruption, is experiencing a new wave of venture-backed startups

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Sell Services, Not Fees
Nov 13, 15:15 Skift

Travel advisors need to reinvent how they market themselves. It's not about service fees anymore. Forward-thinking agents sell service packages — unabashedly. -Maria Lenhart

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